Fishbrain's March Madness Fishing Bait Bracket

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.

Fishbrain's March Madness Fishing Bait Bracket

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. 

Like our best sportfish playoff bracket, we released earlier this year, we’ve set a tournament bracket that will find out once and for all which bait is the best.

We’ve compiled four categories with eight baits each and will watch them go head to head on our Instagram stories every week until we find your choice for the best bait.

Our four categories and baits are: 

Soft plastics

  1. Worms

  2. Stickbaits

  3. Creatures

  4. Beavers

  5. Frogs

  6. Tubes

  7. Crayfish

  8. shadtails

Hard plastics

  1. Jerkbaits

  2. Crankbaits

  3. Spinnerbaits

  4. Chatterbaits

  5. Buzzbaits 

  6. Poppers

  7. Jigs 

  8. spoons

Flies

  1. Parachute Adams

  2. Clouser minnow

  3. Prince nymph

  4. Pat’s rubber legs

  5. Pheasant tail nymph

  6. Wooly bugger

  7. Elk hair caddis

  8. Chubby chernobyl

Natural bait

  1. Sardines

  2. Nightcrawlers

  3. Squid

  4. Greenbacks

  5. Leeches 

  6. Shrimp

  7. Minnows

  8. Roe 

Make sure and check Fishbrain’s Instagram stories every week for your chance to vote on the best baits of all time. We will keep you updated as the tournament continues until we have our final four and best bait champion.

Now let’s go fishing.

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