Schools of baby butterfish often ball up in the fall and provide another food source that fish like bass and albies feed on heavily. Butterfish have a unique broad, round profile that is hard to replicate and still have a good swimming action with a metal lure. As a result, softbaits with a similar profile in bone or silvery coloration is the way to go. They are slow moving, so a slow to medium retrieve is ideal.
- Hogy Top Imitator: We have two deadly options for imitating juvenile butterfish. The best option is our Hogy Pro Tail Paddle in up to 5.5” with bone, violet, and silver our top selling colors. A metal lure option would be our Peanut Jig series in our blue/silver patterns.