Lure Selection Chart

The Ultimate Lure Selection Chart

With the amount of different lures and baits out there, selecting the right one for the right circumstances can often be a nightmare.

That's why we decided to share the below chart with you which neatly showcases the best lures to use under almost all circumstances.

SeasonWater TempClear WaterMuddy Water
Winter30-40Hair Jigs, Jigging Spoons, Float-n-Fly, grubslow spinnerbait, crankbait, jigs
40-50jigging spoons, jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, finesse crankbaits, blade baits, grubsshallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbaits
50-55Jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, shallow crankbaits, slow rolled spinnerbaits, jigsshallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbaits, jigs
55-60jerkbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics, jigs, buzzbaits, swimbaitsflipping plastics, shallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, creature baits
Spring60-65jerkbaits, plastics like lizards, craws, tubes, creatures, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, some topwaters, buzzbaits,spinnerbait, jig, crankbait, buzzbait, plastics,
65-70topwaters, plastics, frogs, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, buzzbaits, swimbaitsplastics, jigs, crankbait, buzzbait, spinnerbait, frogs
Summer70-80+topwaters, frogs, plastics, deep diving crankbaits, spinnerbaits, football jigs, flipping jigs, drop shot, jigging spoons, swimbaitsfrogs, buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, deep diving crankbaits, football jigs, big worms and plastics,
75-70shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, smaller worms, topwaters, buzzbaits, frogs, punching baitsshallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, smaller plastics, buzzbaits
Fall70-65lipless crankbaits, shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, topwaters, offshore jigs and worms, drop shots, frogs, buzzbaitslipless crankbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, worms, frogs, buzzbaits
65-55buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, worms, blade baitsbuzzbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jigs
55-50blade baits, jigging spoons, jigs, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, finesse crankbaits, some topwatershallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, lipless baits
50 -blade baits, jigging spoons, jigs, spinnerbaits slow rolled, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaitsslow spinnerbait, crankbaits, look for clean water

Source: Wired2Fish