Tony Roach talks about the effectiveness of a minnow bait for walleye, pike, and bass and how far this profile of bait has evolved over the years.

Minnow Bait Logic with Tony Roach 

The Rapala Original Floater has been a staple in my box ever since I was a kid. Minnow baits are a favorite for walleye, northern pike, and bass.

One main reason minnow profile baits are so good is because it does a great job imitating common forage for predatory fish. Depending on the color of lure you choose, this minnow profile can represent perch, shiners, ciscos, and other baitfish.

Nowadays Rapala has multiple lures that have a minnow profile and they all offer a different action.

Jerkbaits like the Rapala X-Rap allow the angler to pause and twitch their minnow profile bait enticing strikes from hungry bass and northern pike. They also offer minnow profile baits for trolling like the Rapala Deep Down Husky Jerk.

If your interested in casting and straight retrieving your bait the Rapala BX Minnow is a great option, especially for toothy critters like northern pike.

No matter how or where you want to fish, there is a minnow bait that can and will get the job done!

Minnow baits are a staple for all different kinds of fish and if you don’t have any I highly recommend you pick up a few for this open water season!