Best Answer: There are certain types of bait that work better for specific fish species. A few suggestions of bait to use for different fish species are: Bluegill - maggots, grubs, worms, crickets, grasshoppers, small flies, ice spoons or jigs. Bowfin - worms, minnows, crayfish, frogs, spinners, spoons and streamers.
"This has become one of the most overlooked times to catch a hawg on a buzzbait, and it provides another option for fishing over heavy cover where you can't fish a jerkbait or spinnerbait." Jordon recommends an extremely slow retrieve that produces a steady plop, plop, plop commotion on the surface.
Small fish in stained waters can be easy marks. But most carp are harder to come by, especially for budding carp fans. Big fish can be especially wary, thanks to their longevity and amazing senses of hearing, taste, vision, and feel. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of choices in carp baits for effectively targeting carp of all proportions.
Spinnerbaits should be among the first baits you use in the spring. They are especially well-suited to cold water. They also work well in warm, murky water. A little red somewhere on the spinnerbait usually is an asset. Spinnerbaits are excellent night-fishing lures.