FISHBRAIN'S MARCH MADNESS BAIT BRACKET (ROUND THREE)

March is here and madness is in the air. Madness for the NCAA basketball tournament and madness for spring fishing. To join in the madness, Fishbrain has compiled a tournament bracket of our own. Here is round three of the Fishbrain all bait bracket.

FISHBRAIN'S MARCH MADNESS BAIT BRACKET (ROUND THREE)

Round three of the Fishbrain March Madness all bait bracket is here. We've whittled it down to some of the most famous powerhouse baits. Our elite eight has now separated the top fishing baits, to those that are relegated to the bottom of the tackle box.

Here are the remaining matchups to watch out for as we find out which bait is the best of all time.

Remaining matchups:

Soft plastics

Plastic worm vs Soft jerkbait

Hard plastics

Crankbaits vs Jigs

Flies

Prince nymph vs Elk hair caddis

Natural bait

Nightcrawler vs Minnow

Moving on

Worms

Soft jerkbait

Nightcrawler

Minnows

Prince nymph

Elk hair caddis

Crankbaits

JIgs

We are heading toward a collision course between two of the most tried and true baits of all time. Will we natural vs plastic worm in the finals, though? This year’s Cinderella story, the prince nymph has come a long way, beating out some popular dry flies. But does it have the stamina to beat out the dry fly favorite, the elk hair caddis?

In hard plastics, it's all coming down to jigs and crankbaits vying for that open seat into the final four.

Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite baits that didn't make the final cut, but will always find a spot in our fishing vest.

Heading home

Pheasant tail nymph

Clouser minnow

Beavers

Toads

Greenback

Shrimp

Poppers

Chatter bait

Jerkbaits

Spinnerbaits

Buzzbaits

Spoons

Pat’s rubber legs

Wooly bugger

Parachute adams

Chubby chernobyl

Sardines

Squid

Leach

Roe

Stickbaits

Creatures

Tubes

Crayfish

The elite eight board is set and away it goes. Will we see an upset with the toppling of a traditional bait, or will it be smooth sailing for the tried and true classics?

Make sure and vote on your favorite baits in our head to head matchups on Fishbrain’s Instagram. Our champion of all baits will be named soon, with the help of your voting!

Now let’s go fishing. We’ll bring the best baits of all time.

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