Best Saltwater Fishing Lures

Not all fishing lures are built equal. If you’re chasing after monstrous saltwater fish, you need a tough lure that will attract the bites, and be able to withstand the thrashing of big game fish. Here we will review some of our top recommendations for saltwater fishing lures

Best Lures for Saltwater Fishing

  1. Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lure
  2. Bomber Lures Badonk-A-Donk High Pitch Saltwater Grade
  3. Heddon Saltwater Chug’n Spook Junior Fishing Lure
  4. Dr.Fish Lot 3 Bucktail Jig Fluke Lure Saltwater Freshwater Baits
  5. Rapala X-Rap Long Cast 12 SXRL12MBS

1. Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lure

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Rapala
Type: Crankbait
Quantity of Lures: 1 Lure

The top spot on our list goes to the Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lure. This lure measures approximately  4″ and features a bright holographic colored design that makes that the lure stand out in the water. It weighs approximately 7/16 ounces and sinks about 1-2 feet in the water when cast. This one is a crankbait that is designed to create a hard darting action that attracts fish to strike. It features two saltwater grade treble hooks that can withstand even the toughest saltwater species. Rapala lures are very well known in the fishing world for their effectiveness. We definitely recommend every angler give their lures a try and add one to their bait and tackle set.

Pros
  • Hard darting action to attract fish strikes
  • Two saltwater grade treble hooks
Cons
  • You may prefer a heavier lure depending on the kind of fishing you are doing

 

2. Bomber Lures Badonk-A-Donk High Pitch Saltwater Grade

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Bomber
Type: Topwater
Quantity of Lures: 1 Lure

Another extremely popular lure for saltwater fishing is the Bomber Saltwater Grade Badonk-a-Donk High Pitch. This lure is available in two size options either a 3.5″ or 4″ and 10 different color options. It is a topwater lure that features a left to right walk-the-dog action on retrieve along with a high pitched rattle that attracts the attention of any fish in the area. It is designed for a long casting range even in tough winds and has saltwater grade hooks and hardware that make it excellent for both saltwater or freshwater fishing.

Pros
  • Walk-the-dog action to attract fish
  • High pitched rattle attracts strikes
  • Saltwater grade hooks and hardware
Cons
  • You may prefer another kind of lure than a topwater plug

 

3. Heddon Saltwater Chug’n Spook Junior Fishing Lure

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Heddon
Type: Topwater
Quantity of Lures: 1 Lure

The number three spot on our list goes to the Heddon Saltwater Chug’n Spook Junior Fishing Lure. This durable little lure is made with two saltwater grade treble hooks and hardware to withstand tough species. It is a topwater lure designed to chug and spit water with a fish-attracting walk the action. Heddon brand lures are extremely popular in the fishing world because of their quality. This one is definitely one you want to add to your saltwater bait collection

Pros
  • Saltwater grade hooks and hardware
  • Chugs and spits water to attract fish
  • Wal- the-dog action
Cons
  • You may not want a topwater lure

 

4. Dr.Fish Lot 3 Bucktail Jig Fluke Lure Saltwater Freshwater Baits Assorted

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Dr. Fish
Type: Bucktail Jig
Quantity of Lures: 3 Lures

Another excellent saltwater bait to consider adding to your arsenal is the Dr. Fish Bucktail Jig Lure 3 Pack. In this set, you get 3 vibrant colored bucktail jigs ranging from 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, to 2 oz in weight. Each lure is designed with lifelike eyes and a scaled holographic body that is irresistible to fish. These glide through the water with a lifelike swim action to attract bites. The hooks are sharp and durable and can be used for freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Pros
  • 3 lure set
  • Lifelike swim action attracts fish
  • Vibrant colors
Cons
  • Properly fishing a bucktail jig takes a little bit of experience

 

5. Rapala X-Rap Long Cast 12 SXRL12MBS

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Rapala
Type: Crankbait
Quantity of Lures: 1 Lure

The final spot on our list goes to the Rapala X-Rap Long Cast 12 Lure. Thie lure is available in 12 color options each with a lifelike design and 3D holographic eyes. The lure is designed for long casting ability. It flutters while sinking and dives about 4 to 5 feet in the water. The lure can be fished with a fast retrieve which causes the lure to wobble, or you can jerk it for a walk-the-dog type action just under the surface.

Pros
  • Designed for long casting ability
  • Wobbles with a retrieve, walk-the-dog while jerked to attract fish
  • Designed to flutter while sinking
Cons
  • Somewhat on the expensive side compared to other lures on the list

 

Best Types of Lures to Use for Saltwater Fishing

When it comes to saltwater fishing, there are a few tried and true kinds of lures that most anglers will want to carry in their tackle box

  1. Topwater Lures
  2. Bucktail Jigs
  3. Crankbaits
  4. Poppers
  5. Spoons

Topwater Lures

A favorite of many anglers, a good topwater lure is almost a must-have in your tackle bag. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing a giant saltwater fish attack your surface lure

Bucktail Jigs

Check this guide out if you have never used a bucktail jig before. These lures were great for saltwater when fished properly.

Crankbaits

A large fish that regularly eats smaller fish is a good option for using a crankbait. These are made to imitate smaller fish, which is why they were particularly well when fishing oceans and seas. Rapala is our brand of choice when it comes to saltwater crankbaits.

Spoons

There’s something about the simplicity of a good fishing spoon that makes them so fun to use. We always recommend carrying a good spoon lure in your bag. Just make sure it is saltwater grade.