Saltwater Fishing Lures for
Strong, Aggressive Fish

Saltwater Fishing Lures have to fool strong, aggressive fish in a harsh, unforgiving environment. They have to be tough enough for the task, but they also have to entice the fish to strike. This isn't always easy. Some of these game fish inhabit shallow water, often only inches deep. Targeting these fish is often more like hunting. Stealth is required along with a near perfect presentation to fool these fish. Not only must the lure land softly, but it must "match the hatch" and imitate what the fish are eating. This is a challenge unto itself. There is a tremendous variety of forage in the marshes, flats, back lakes, bays, surf, and and oceans across the globe. Each of these areas present their own challenges and potential rewards.

Buggs Fishing Lures are uniquely qualified in this area. The ideas and patterns we borrow from the fly fishing world are based on this same "match the hatch" mentality. And when necessary, they're also geared to those sight casting situations that are so demanding and yet so rewarding. We've risen to these challenges and invite you to further explore the saltwater fishing lures we've developed.

Gulf Coast Series

Here in the birthplace of Buggs Fishing Lures, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder roam the shallows in search of baitfish, shrimp, and crabs. They do this in water so shallow their backs stick out of the water all the way to deep channels through swift currents. The three jigs you see below were developed for the shallow water flats of the Gulf Coast. They come in 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 oz sizes and a variety of colors. Starting on the left, the Buggs Curl-Tail jig is our most popular saltwater jig. It imitates nothing specific but everything in general, a perfect attractor pattern whether blind casting or sight casting. In the middle is the Beastie Bugg, our most popular jig with sight casters because of the tremendous action while sitting on the bottom or when moved slowly. On the right is the Double Bunny jig, an effective shrimp or small baitfish imitation with a deadly double-bunny tail.

buggs curl tail jig
beastie bugg
double bunny jig

These three jigs are all tied on the Original Buggs jig head, a soft landing design made to ride hook point up. It falls more slowly than the typical saltwater jig head so it's easier to swim it in shallow water and keep it out of the grass. When resting on the bottom, the rabbit strips they're tied with make them absolutely come alive! Head to the Gulf Coast page to learn more.

Bonefish Jigs

We introduced these jigs in 2013 after numerous requests from customers, and they've become the go-to jigs for customers traveling to tropical destinations for bonefish. Here you'll find saltwater fishing lures developed for spin fishermen, based on the most successful bonefish flies of all time. The size, weight, and profile of these jigs is perfect to fool bonefish all over the world! Not only that, but these jigs have fooled permit, barracuda, many varieties of snapper, redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and sand trout!

bonefish jig
bonefish lure
bonefish bugg
crab jig

We designed a custom jig head for the Bonefish Collection and you'll see it on all four of the patterns above. Starting on the left is the Loco Bugg, a impressionistic shrimp pattern based on the Crazy Charlie. Next you'll find our most popular jig, the realistic mantis/spawning shrimp pattern with an accent near the eyes, the Hot Head Bugg. The Slider Bugg is next, a baitfish imitation based on Borski's Bonefish Slider. And on the far right, our collection wouldn't be complete without a little crab pattern. Say hello to the Bitty Bugg, based on the famous Beonfish Bitters. Head to the Bonefish Jigs page to learn more.

Stay tuned for more Saltwater Fishing Lures and to learn how they're being used.


> Saltwater Fishing Lures