Because lures fishing is a wonderful hobby and we all benefit from greater interest in the activity, you should always take the opportunity to introduce beginners to the world of artificial lures. You need to remember the confusion you felt when first trying to learn about fishing reel, lures, rods, techniques, lines, casting etc. You have to keep things simple and select a lure that is both easy to use and effective. You need to avoid crankbaits and other lures prone to snagging and tie something on for them that they can use without much hassle.
After ruling out those lures that won’t work well for beginners, you are left with three awesome lures.
Spinnerbaits are the very best lures for fishing newbies. For start, they are effective lures for all anglers. If the conditions are appropriate, simply casting and retrieving a spinnerbait will catch fish – there is no need for tricky presentations or techniques. Additionally, their shape and design prevents them from snagging very easily, which ensures that newbie can fish for more than 10 minutes at a time without a problem.
Fishing beginners may struggle to detect strikes and set the hook when using a jig, but everything else about these baits makes them great for beginners. While you don’t want to hand a first-time bass angler a 7 foot, 6 inch flipping rod and tell them to have at a lily pad patch, beginners can achieve success fishing classic jigs or jig-trailer combos with a medium-heavy spinning rig. Like spinnerbaits, jigs rarely snag themselves on obstacles at the bottom of the lake.
Topwater lures are fun to fish, and having a big bass blow up your topwater lure may be the single coolest thing in all of angling. While beginners are unlikely to be able to walk a Zara Spook or similar lure over the top of the water until they accumulate a bit more experience, you can absolutely teach them how to cast out a Hula Popper or similar lure and pop-pop-pop it back to the boat. As long as you aim your compatriot away from overhanging vegetation and target submerged vegetation, they should be able to avoid snags and have a great time with the lure. The most difficult problem beginners often experience with topwater lures is being patient when setting the hook, but your friend’s inexperience setting the hook may actually work in their favor in these cases.