any lure that the fish are hitting is the best one. best thing to do is get as many as you can afford.......plus a couple just in case, then change it up, if your not having any luck, change them until you find one that works. It may not be the same from day to day. wedding rings seam to be a good all around for lakes. good luck, Brian
Well, my brass spoons almost never work for me! I like Needlefish a lot- the color choice changes -lake to lake- and trip to trip. Orange and white seems to work consistently at Detroit. Or just silver.
Woolly buggers with one split shot or on the downrigger would be my second choice- black, brown, olive, yellow are my favs. Sometimes with a small dodger wakes'em up.
The more people you fish with- the more different and successful methods you'll hear about. I'd say bottom line is- trout will hit most anything!
although I don't use them.. and almost always troll rooster tails or much more elaborate hardware like plugs or flatfish.. I have not seen anything that can outfish the wee dick knights or standard size... I have never seen anything that universaly fishes every lake.. every trout species, and every style of trolling so well. And T.B what is this nuhf said crap? post a picture of your tackle box, down riggers and boat... hmmm enough said?