Best Trout Lures – The Ultimate Trout Tacklebox

With trout season winding up all across the country, now is the time to assess your arsenal of lures to ensure you’re ready to go when fishing for some of the best game fish in North America. The best trout lures tend to be shiny with some action on them, and we’ve compiled a long list of just such lures to help you catch more fish. Go through our list and see what you have, what you don’t have, and what you need to catch your limits! Below the list is some helpful tips explaining a few types¬†of lures and how best to fish them for¬†trout.

LureTypeColorSizeShop
Storm WildEye Live Minnow 02 Fishing Lures
SwimbaitNatural2"
Mepps Thunder Bug Dressed Treble Fishing Lure, 1/12-Ounce, May Fly
SpinnerYellow1/12 oz
Yakima Bait Flatfish F-7 High Action Plug, 2 1/4-Inch, Fire Tiger
SwimbaitYellow/Green/Black2 1/4"
Mepps Aglia Spinner - Treble Hook
SpinnerGold2
Flies Direct BH Woolly Bugger Black Assortment Trout Fishing Flies (1-Dozen)
FlyBlackMultiple
Rapala Original Floater 07 Fishing lure (Silver, Size- 2.75)
JerkbaitSilverOne Size
Rebel Lures Wee-Crawfish Fishing Lure (2-Inch, Nest Robber)
SwimbaitRedOne Size
Berkley Gulp Fat Floating Trout Worm Bait (Nightcrawler, 2-Inch)
Soft PlasticNightcrawler2"
Lindy Fuzz-E Grub Bodies Jig
JigWhite2"
Rebel Tracdown Minnow Lure's
SwimbaitSlick Rainbow Trout2 1/2"
Strike King Bitsy Minnow Bait (Fire Tiger, 0.125-Ounce)
SwimbaitFire Tiger.125 oz
Luhr Jensen 1193-018-0314 Hus-Lure
SpoonSilver with PinkOne Size
Rapala CountDown Fishing Lure
SwimbaitGreen Tiger1"
Mepps Comet Mino Ultra Lite Fishing Lure, 1/18-Ounce, Silver
SpinnerSilver, Shad1
Mepps Little Wolf Treble Hook Fishing Lure, 1/4-Ounce, Silver/Blue
SpoonSilver1/4 oz
Mepps Aglia Long Plain Treble Fishing Lure, 1/2-Ounce, Rainbow Scale
SpinnerRainbow1/2 oz
Acme C340-NNB 3/4-Ounce Little Cleo Fishing Lure, Nickel and Neon Blue
SpoonNickel/Blue3/4 oz
Panther Martin Fishing Lure Spinner
SpinnerGold/Black1/8 oz
THOMAS BUOYANT BLACK 1/6OZ
SpoonBlack1/6 oz
4 - Pk. Mister Twister 3 inch 1/4 - oz. Meeny Jig Combos, BLACK
JigBlack1/4 oz
Original 2.75'' Gold Sinking
StickbaitGold2 3/4 in
Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Painted 1/8 Oz Fishing Lures
SpinnerGold3/16 oz
Smithwick Suspending Rattlin' Rogue - Chrome/Blue Back/Orange Belly - 4 1/2 in
StickbaitChrome/Blue Back/Orange Belly1/3 oz
HOPKIN NO EQL Single Hook, 2-Ounce
SpoonSilver2 oz
Northland AP8-13 1-Ounce Magnum Airplane Jig, Super-Glow Cisco
JigWhitefish1 oz

Best Trout Lures – Spinner

Best Trout Lures - Mepps AgliaThe spinning lure is arguably the most popular trout lure on the market. Many manufacturers produce spinning lures and all seem to yield some success on the water. I prefer Mepps spinning lures to the other manufacturers, but there are plenty of choices that are very good. Rivers and streams are the best places to use spinning lures as their action when retrieved down river is irresistible to hungry trout. I like to fish them diagonally across the river, casting upstream, and retrieving downstream. You don’t feel the spin of the spoon as well, but the flutter drives the trout crazy. The spinning lure is my best trout lure in the tackle box.

Best Trout Lures – Spoons

Best Trout Lures - SpoonSpoons are another popular option when fishing for trout. For me, spoons are used almost exclusively when trolling for trout in ponds and lakes. Spoons work great when targeting larger trout and salmon. The key with spoons is the speed of the retrieve. Depending on the bend in the spoon, the action varies greatly depending on how fast you retrieve. If you plan on trolling spoons, the best thing you can do is let the lure swim next to the boat while you adjust the speed. Spoons also come in a wide variety of colors. The most popular selections are usually gold and silver, but really any color combinations can work.