Fish With a Bait or Lure?

If you’re planning a summer fishing trip, you’re probably aware of the debate: bait or lure? In all honesty, there’s no “one size fits all” approach to this question, but both baits and lures have their strengths and weaknesses, and in some situations one may be preferable to the other.

Here are a few tips to help you choose if you should fish with a bait or lure:

  • Lures are best for catch and release situations. Use live bait when you’re planning to eat your catch.
  • Bait is often best for beginning fishermen, since you can simply drop your line and wait for fish to bite. Lures typically make for a more active fishing experience.
  • Bait is definitely cheaper than lure. Worms or minnows cost much less than collecting different types of lures, and they’re free if you catch them yourself! On the other hand, it can be a lot of fun to collect lures.
  • When the water is very cold or muddy, live bait works better than lures.
  • Using a lure can help you attract particular types of fish. Since all fish are attracted to live bait, you can wind up catching species you aren’t interested in, like undersized or nontarget “nuisance” fish.

Now that you have some tips for choosing between baits and lures, it’s time to book a stay at the Lawrence Bay Lodge. You’re sure to enjoy a day of fishing on Reindeer Lake with our top-of-the-line equipment and knowledgeable guides, and our comfortable rooms and home-cooked food can’t be beat. Give us a call at 701-262-4560 to book your next fishing expedition today.