This list includes some of the most famous oldschool freshwater fishing lures. These lures catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, crappie, pike, pickerel, musky, catfish and other species
worms - Soft plastic worms were among the original bass fishing lures. Thousands of variations have been produced. Worm rigs include Texas, Carolina, floating, wacky.
jerk baits - These popular soft plastics are rigged on an offset shank hook or jig head.
jigs - These come in hundreds of styles including classic marabou crappie jigs, bucktails, feather jigs, soft bodied grubs, shad bodies, tubes, etc.
jig and pig - This lure consists of a combination of a simple jig with a natural pork rind.
spinner bait - This is another combination lure, which pairs a jig with a spinner blade.
buzz bait - This bait is similar to a spinner bait. It combines a jig type hook with a large, noisy propeller.
poppers - Thus family of lures share a hard body with cupped or wedge shaped mouth.
stick baits - These lures include torpedo to pencil shapes with tapered ends. Some variations have propellers or skirted tails.
crankbaits - These lures come in an array of shapes and sizes. Most float at rest and dive when retrieved although some models sink. Most share common characteristics such as a hard lip, multiple treble hooks.
rattle traps - These hard bodied diving lures oscillate when retrieved. Most contain metal balls inside which rattle when moved
spoons - These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Spoons wobble or spin as they pass thru water. Depending on the type, spoons may be cast, trolled or jigged.