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River Fishing Tackle

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Most importantly, river fishing equipment is versatile. We already mentioned that, as a beginner, you don’t need a lot of gear to get started and be successful. Here’s what you’ll need.


· Rods: The first rule of river fishing rods is that they should be light and flexible. A general rule of thumb is to pick rods in the 7–10 foot range. You’ll use shorter poles for lure fishing, while longer ones (up to 13 feet) will work best for fishing the bottom. Either fiberglass or graphite spinning rods are a go-to choice for both beginners and seasoned anglers.

· Lines: Your choice of fishing line should depend on the clarity of the water and the size of your prey. The monofilament nylon line is always a good choice for river fishermen, and the weight can vary from 4–12 lb. If you’re fishing clear waters, you can also try using fluorocarbon line, which can be especially useful when fly fishing.

· Reels: Spinning reels are the way to go for beginners, and the sizes vary depending on the size of the rod. In general, you can’t go wrong with the size ranging between 1,000–2,500, preferably with a front drag, for easier handling.

· Leaders: If you’re spinning and casting, then leaders aren’t necessary, but they’re very important when fly fishing. Leaders are can make it harder for fish to spot your line and take your bait/lure quicker. On the regular tackle, your leader should be up to 4 foot long. For fly fishing, doubling that length is advisable, and a fly fishing leader can go up to 12 feet.

· Sinkers: These little weights will help you present your bait in the section of the water column where fish feed. The lower you want your setup to be, the heavier the sinker. The sizes can vary from ¼ oz to a couple of pounds, so it’s always a good idea to bring a good choice of sinkers with you.

River Fishing Lures

Using lures for your river fishing escapades is a very popular and foolproof method to get a bite. The sheer number of types, sizes, and colors can be overwhelming, but we recommend you start simple and build your way up. Here are some of the most common and productive lures to use.



This is the lure to go for when you’re topwater fishing. Poppers are meant to tempt surface feeders like Trout to bite. They make a lot of noise as they hit the water, and attract the attention of nearby predators.

Jigheads & Other Lures


One of the most engaging ways of lure fishing is jigging, and jigheads are an indispensable part of the equation. You can pair them with a variety of soft plastics or imitations of fish and crustaceans that will excite the fish with their constant movement.



Similar to other lures, the purpose of metal spoons is to imitate the favorite food of your targeted species. Most of the time, their color and movement remind or bait fish, and you can use them on various rigs. Be sure to match the size and shape of your spoon to the bait fish from the river you’re fishing.



These are made from the same materials (mostly wood or plastic) but have a different function. You’ll use topwater plugs (which look like bait fish) to fish the surface, while crankbaits are also called “diving plugs” and are designed for fishing under the surface.

River Fishing Bait

If you prefer using live bait for your fishing endeavors, there’s no shortage of options. The most important thing to check is what kind of bait will work on the watershed you’ve chosen. Also, remember to check if it’s allowed to use live bait before you start fishing. Some bodies of water have special restrictions to avoid the overpopulation of non-game fish.


Minnows are probably the most popular and versatile live bait. They can be used in a variety of techniques and game fish can’t resist them. They work well in a variety of scenarios, be it trolling or bottom fishing. The same thing goes for nightcrawlers.

Insects are another good choice, especially crickets, beetles, caterpillars, and grasshoppers. Bass and Trout are particularly responsive to insects, and Trout also love larvae of various flies. Using insects as your bait can be very affordable because you can gather them yourself before you go fishing.

Cut bait will get you the attention of more “bloodthirsty” fish like Catfish and Carp. If you’re going after the likes of Walleye and other toothy fellas like Pike and Musky, try using leeches, just make sure you don’t move them around too much. Worms are the go-to if you’re targeting different Sunfish, and Trout won’t say no to them either.


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