Minnow lures are the second largest group among the hard baits, beside crank baits. The term “Minnow” describes a group of fish, which come from the family of cyprinids. Roughly speaking it is a narrow bait fish.
Shape, sinking behavior and areas of application
Hard baits, which are classified in the group of minnows are narrow and elongated. Minnows are often equated with twitch baits. Most of the time this is true, but the term twitch bait describes the running or guiding behavior of the hard bait and minnow rather the shape. Due to their slim shape, they have little water resistance and thus dart out to the sides. This works easier with shallow-running models than with deep-running ones. Deep running models have a larger diving blade, which is why they have a higher drag.
Larger models have the possibility of jerking thus adding a rolling action to the minnow. Tilting around their own axis to one side. This is especially appealing to pike!
No matter if twitching, jerking a sinking (S) minnow can benefit the outcome. If anglers want to fish deep areas, deep runners or sinking models are best suited. For shallow waters or bottoms where snagging is a problem floating models (F) are the choice. The third option is the suspending (SP). Suspending means floating in the water depths.
This is good when the angler wants to present minnow lures in the predator’s field of view for a prolonged time. Even in nature, forage fish are not permanently in motion, but more often take short breaks. These are very often moments when a predator decides to attack.
The Sugar Deep 35F is an aerodynamic shape, 35mm, 2.1gram, floating minnow that runs deep. Easy to get off snags and with its large lip dives deep quickly for its size. Cast further with the narrow profile and an internal weight transfer system. The lip of the lure has a subtle concave dimple that gives the lure a sharper wobbling action. In addition the sharpness of the wobble contributes to the lure’s maneuverability, which in turn increases the appeal of the lure to its intended prey.
The Sugar Deep 50F is a deep running minnow. It has a 50mm, 3.5gr. aerodynamic body. For its size it can go deep fast. Casting far is easy due to the narrow profile and an internal weight transfer system. A sharper wobbling action is generated thank to a faint concave dimple.
Bassday Sugar Minnow 40F imitates a swimming minnow. It will respond to rod movements such as twitching. Also a steady retrieve will result in an action predators find irresistible. The lure casts extremely well and for its size is very tough. All in all the Bassday Sugar Minnow 40F is a lure for anglers of all persuasions.
Bassday Sugar Minnow 40S imitates a swimming minnow. It will respond to rod movements such as twitching. Also a steady retrieve will result in an action predators find irresistible. The lure casts extremely well and for its size is very tough. All in all the Bassday Sugar Minnow 40S is a lure for anglers of all persuasions.
Bassday Sugar Minnow 50ES imitates a swimming minnow. It will respond to rod movements such as twitching. Also a steady retrieve will result in an action predators find irresistible. The lure casts extremely well and for its size is very tough. All in all the Bassday Sugar Minnow 50ES is a lure for anglers of all persuasions.
The Sugar Minnow is a lure that is in many anglers lure boxes and is considered a classic. The 40/50mm sized lures try to mimic small bait fish that predators prey on. Anglers who enjoy twitching can add a layer of action that resembles a dying fish. But even at a steady retrieve the lure will attract predators to attack.
The Sugar Minnow is a classic trout fishing lure that has earned a place in the lure box. The 40/50mm sized lures emulate the silhouette of a bait fish. Furthermore is the angler start twitching the minnow will start moving like a dying fish.
The Sugar Minnow SG 50F is not another size variation. A different swimming action and construction to past Sugar Minnows. Utilizes the Shaft Glider System (60-80 use ballast, 90 uses MZ-19 Tungsten weight) to achieve more distance, a more stable swimming action earlier in the retrieve and lower noise. Also adds slight wobble to its strong rolling action.
The Sugar Minnow SG 60F is not another minnow that only differs in size. It differs from older models of the Sugar Minnows in action and the build itself. Utilizing the unique Shaft Glider system it will achieve further distance and a more stable swimming action. Also the system is less noisy.
DUO Grace Minnow Elena opens the door to the world of surface fishing . It is a highly responsive able to confront complicated river flows. Thus targeting highly active trout is easy. A lightweight body helps to control the minnow.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 45S is a flat, heavy minnow. It is responsive with a sharp action. Moreover it is able to make consecutive twitches in a short distance, this is thanks to a fast initiation. When twitching aggressive, with no pauses or stops, the lure waddles from one side to the other. Also like a wounded fish it has a slight up and down deviation. Works well on the current no matter the angle of attack. It is effective in shallow water.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50F is an imperative lure to have a floating model in your lure box. Tackle complex currents in big and small streams. Furthermore target trout near big boulders, counter currents and in the main flow. Despite the outward resemblance to the Ryuki 50S, the Ryuki 50F models are more “plump” lures. They have a more mobile play.The Ryuki 50F is a responsive floating model loaded with a fixed weight.
The Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF a new addition to the trout series. A small medium diving floating minnow. A magnet-assisted weight system guarantees the maximum cast performance. When casting, the ball is displaced to the tail of the bait, while reeling, it moves forward under the action of the magnet. Ryuki 50MDF flies far and accurately, dives easily and quickly reaches the working area.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50S has a flat yet heavy body. Which creates a sharp responsive action. Moreover initiation is fast and is capable of staging consecutive twitches within a short distance. Aggressive twitching with no pauses or stops makes the bait waddle from side to side with a slight deviation up and down imitating a wounded fish. On the current it works at different angles it is especially effective in shallow areas.
DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50SP is a classic for flowing water. The fixed belly weight combined with a short diving blade gives the lure a stable action. Not even in the strongest current can topple this minnow. Making it perfect for shallow streams and small rivers. Even holding its own in rushing mountains streams.
The sinking DUO Tetra Works Toto 42S recommended itself in fast streams. Fast flow doesn’t spoil its action at all. ТОТО 42S also catches predators in ditch water ponds. The main thing is to master the tricky, but effective stop-and-go retrieval. After a series of jigs the minnow sinks as it wobbles. This is when bites are are most likely to occur.
DUO Tetra Works Yurameki is a heavyweight sinking pencil with amazing casting capabilities. The 48mm, 6.3g body makes it a great search bait. Anglers can cast into a strong wind, or over long distances while searching an extensive area.
Jackall Timon Tricoroll 55S a classic shallow-water minnow. It has an original “Sheda” hump, capable of resisting even strong currents. When jerking the lure it reveals the performance and characteristics the developers laid down in the body shape. This is especially pronounced in smaller models. Tricoroll wobblers are able to provide stable, uninterrupted play at any speed.
A 56mm size model is now available in the TRICOROLL GT series. It uses a custom made weight, magnet combo which creates a low center of gravity. The system helps to achieve outstanding flight distance and a stable swim while still being a floating model.
A 56mm size model is now available in the TRICOROLL GT series. It uses a custom made weight, magnet combo which creates a low center of gravity. The system helps to achieve outstanding flight distance and a stable swim while still being a floating model. The crisp wobbling roll is achieved due to the fat body.
A downsized model has appeared as the TRICOROLL RYUSHIN. It makes light work of the main stream and mid level flows. The 53HW has a fixed center of gravity a heavy weight and a body crafted for the furthest flight distance. Best used upstream and in mountain rivers. Its effortless casting makes it easy to approach tight spots with pinpoint accuracy. The swim action is a strong wobble roll inherited from the 70HW model.
The Athlete series shines in flowing water. Since many fish prefer gentle surface flow the Jackson Athlete 55ARF is most suited for this use case. Based on this the engineers at Jackson tried to fine tune this lure to work on the surface. Casting is easy, keeping the lure on the surface also. The low weight allows the lure to move with ease. Its movement is comparable to lighter lures.
A gem that is all about mountains streams. Since many fish prefer gentle surface flow the Jackson Athlete 55S FH is specific to this use case. Based on this athlete 55S, each part is changed and tuned to make it a suspending minnow for freshwater. Thus casting and keeping a constant underwater range is easy. Low weight allows the minnow to move with ease like comparable to lighter lures.