Best Fishing Lure Size (For Different Depths, Seasons, Etc)


How do you select which size fishing lure to use?

Is there a “perfect” size?

We’ve been getting questions like this a lot recently, so I decided to bring Luke and Tony on the podcast and really dive into it.

We’ll cover:

  • Luke’s go-to lure size for each season
  • The best lures to use if the water is clear or the fish are spooky (and what to never use)
  • What’s more important: color vs. size
  • How to catch fish on the days when they “just don’t want to bite”
  • What size you should be using if you want to catch BIG redfish
  • And what’s actually more important than trying to find the “perfect lure”

If you’ve ever had any trouble choosing which lure to use and when, this episode is a must-listen.

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best size fishing lure

When it comes to choosing what size lure to use, the best strategy is to match the hatch.

Typically in the winter and spring, baitfish are smallest, so we use 3-4″ lures.

In late summer and fall, the baitfish are at their biggest, so we normally bump it up to a 4-5″ lure.

If you follow these simple rules, and maybe adjust the size up or down if you aren’t getting bites and see different size baitfish, then you can focus on the most important thing: finding feeding fish.

Even if you throw the perfect size lure in the most enticing color, if there are no fish in the area, you won’t catch any.

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