How To Choose The Best Lure (PDF Cheat Sheets Included)


Do you need a roadmap for deciding which lure is the best to use?

These cheat sheets will help you narrow down your lure selection based on time of day, time of year, and water conditions.

So this takes all of the guesswork out of it!

In this new video, you’ll see how to navigate the new Salt Strong lure selection cheat sheets.

Check it out below!

How To Choose The Best Lure [VIDEO]

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The cheat sheets are broken down by:

  • Season
  • Morning vs Afternoon
  • Weather conditions (sunny/cloudy)
  • Clean water vs Dirty water

And the lures are in order of what to use first and then what to change up to if that’s not productive.

Here are the PDF Cheat Sheets by season:

Lure Selector – Winter

Lure Selector – Spring

Lure Selector – Summer

Lure Selector – Fall

Lures listed on the cheat sheets are linked below, and can be found at

Slam Shady 2.0 Paddle Tail

F.R.E.D Paddle Tail

Gold Digger Paddle Tail

Slam Shady Bomber

Alabama Leprechaun


Power Prawns

Have any questions about how to choose the best lure for the season and conditions?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone who needs a cheat sheet to help choose the right lure, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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Steven Free
1 month ago

I guess the only question I have is how do you download the off season sheets I tried clicking on each season and nothing happens in the past if I downloaded anything I just clicked on it but for some reason it doesn’t do anything?

Craig Berns
1 month ago

Great help Tony. I don’t get out much, this will make my time out more productive.

Bill Bennett
1 month ago

Good idea. I’m going to take it further and make spread sheets for the different conditions and keep track of the number of fish caught on each lure. I will include OTHER, for any lure not listed.

Louis Lerma
1 month ago

Do you guys have all these lures in a kit ready to go .

Kenneth Johnston
1 month ago

What a great guide for those of us northerners who don’t get the time on water to figure these options out. What a great asset you guys and gals are to our members.

Paul Huninghake
1 month ago

You have Clear and Murky water but what do you consider Brackish water?

Eric Roark
1 month ago

Very nice, Tony! This will be a great reference for us that haven’t grasped the tricks to use for each condition.

Matt Pfeiffer
1 month ago

Very cool info, thanks for taking the time to put this together!

Bill Brown
1 month ago

Great idea! I combined them into one and saved to Evernote. Easy to reference at anytime.

Luigi Canali
1 month ago

Great post Tony! Suggestion: could you embed hyperlinks within each pdf that brings you to the store page for each lure to make purchasing easier.


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