In this episode of the Enlightened Outdoorsman Josh is going to discuss three essential lures that every fisherman can swear by. These three lures are topwater, crankbaits and jigs. Watch the full series at

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Imitates an injured fish and gets the attention of a nearby predator. To use a topwater lure, tie it to your line and cast it out. While retrieving the lure, you can either:
1. Pop it
2. Reel slowly or quickly
3. Walk the dog

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Crankbait Lures ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

Hard plastic lures that resemble a baitfish. They come with or without a lip. The size and shape of the lip determine both the depth and action of the lure. While retrieving the lure, you can either:
1. Twitch along the top of the water
2. Jerk
3. Reel in a consistent pace

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Jigs ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

Basically a weight attached to a hook. Commonly used with live bait and soft plastics. Can be fished in many different ways, but the most common are:
1. Jigging (sinking and lifting the lure in the water)
2. Dragged along the bottom
3. Trolled