Mann’s bait does it again, get a load of this picture……close up of bait in northern pikes mouth !
A secondary good starter bait that is also fairly easy to use is a crankbait. These typically resemble fish bodies but have two treble hooks on them, which allow for a greater chance of hooking a fish once it strikes.
These baits are cast and retrieve baits as well, with lots of different ways to fish them along with various patterns, colours, sizes, etc.
They also fall into the search bait category as they can be fished quickly to cover water, which is usually at the start of a fishing day to locate fish in the areas you have started in.
A great starter bait as well, easy to use but NOT WEEDLESS and can potentially get snagged on stumps. NOT to be fished in thick cover, around the edges of thick cover in open water.