LURE 'EM IN!
Lures; Yay or Nay
Do you need them to catch fish?
Lure: a decoy for attracting animals to capture: such as
a : artificial bait used for catching fish
b : an often luminous structure on the head of pediculate fishes that is used to attract prey
Are “lures” (aka; arti-"fish"-ial fish) better than live bait? Well, that’s actually a personal choice. Let's weigh the pro's and con's.
When comparing the two methods, there are a few schools of thought to consider. You can use lures many times over, providing of course that your line doesn't break and the lure is still "accessible". Meaning you are still able to retrieve it from the fish's mouth. In comparison to live bait, which is of course a “one time only” situation.
Secondly, you can generally cover more water area using a lure as opposed to using live bait. And isn’t that your overall goal? To allow time for the fish to realize what you're offering, basically luring the fish in?
So many varieties of Lures, all having the same goal. To attract fish!
Therefore they should:
Look like a fish
Move like a fish
Splash like a fish
Look or act like something that fish would eat