A lure is an artificial object that is attached to a hook and tied onto the fishing line. It attracts fish by sight and vibration. Lures are often brightly coloured and shaped like a fish's prey. Common lures include spoons, spinners, soft plastics, jigs, crankbaits and plugs. Lures also come in different sizes, from 1/16oz to 1oz+. The size and shape of your lure should match the fish's prey.
In British Columbia, spoons and spinners are the most commonlures used for salmon and trout. In recent years, jigs have become very popular when fished under a float for salmon and steelhead. Crankbait and soft plastics are often used for bass fishing. Soft plastics such as plastic worms are also used regularly for steelhead fishing.