Types of Basstrix

Types of Basstrix
Basstrix lures are swimming bait lures, which are lures that mimic the physical appearance and movements of the bait fish found in the region where you are fishing. Most swimming bait lures do not come with hooks, so that you can add treble hooks sized for the sport species for which you are fishing. There are several types of Basstrix lures available.

Bait Fry

The Basstrix bait fry lures mimic the small fry fish in the panfish family, such as sunfish, bluegill and crappie. The lure comes in a 3.5-inch size and in three different color schemes. Lure patterns and colors include bluegill, chartreuse bluegill and shiner perch. The lure fits with darter head jigs, Carolina rigged or drop shot rigged.


Vibration Tubes

The vibration tube lures move like small versions of shad, perch or sardine. Narrower than the bait fry series, the vibration tube lures work for species such as bass, larger perch and lake trout. The lures work with treble hooks or single hooks. Most of these are 4 inches in length and move much like lipless crankbait.

Paddle Tail Tubes

The paddle tail tube lures are larger than bait fry or vibration tubes and go through weeds, vegetation or sediment. These lures go deep for trout or bass, if you add a sinker. Treble or single hooks fix to the tail end of the lure. Lures include bass, pearl, trout, shad, smelt or blue black herring.


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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