Bullet lures have grown with immense popularity over the last couple of years. With a moderate price tag and exciting colour range this simple hard body lure has rapidly built a large following by local Victorians, Particularly throughout social media. Designed with freshwater species in mind the range of Bullet lures are great for targeting Trout, Redin, Golden & Silver Perch and Bass and recently have been used targeting estuary species such as Bream, Salmon and Flathead. However, we generally associate this hard body lure with Trout and Redfin.



The Bullet lure gets its name from its long casting capability which is a tremendous strength from a hard body lure which generally weighs less than 5 grams. Allowing the river and estuary fisherman to cover great distances. The two models available are the 3cm minnow and the bigger brother the 5-0 minnow. The colour patterns are reasonably consistent between the two models. Depending on your location and target species they come in a range of sinking, suspending and floating, with an optional choice of rattle or silent and equipped with dual ST36 trebles which are sharp enough for even the toughest Perch or Trout.

Some freshwater fisherman will simply pack their spin rod and a range of bullets in different sizes and colours and their set for the day. I have often done this myself packing a few Bullets to simply target Trout and Perch for many of Victoria’s river systems.

If the bite gets a little quiet then sometimes ill smear a little bit of scent on the hard body lure. ProCure or S-factor is a nice choice when the bite is quiet I find this certainly helps.

The bullet lure colour range

It’s a massive colour range with some really nice natural, flash and bright colour schemes. Brown Trout, Roach, Mozzi Minnow, Rainbow Trout, Galaxia, Mountain Trout, Gudgeon, Redband, Raw Prawn, King Prawn, Cooked Prawn, Bully, Brook, Redfin, Yellow Pearl, Paceys Perch, Pink Tiger, Lumo, Bumble Bee, Spawning Trout, Salmon Parr, Christmas Beetle, Clown, Aqua Minnow and a range of UV options. As you can see it’s a very diverse colour range to choose from.

Bullet Lures in a great range of colours

Bullet Lures in a great range of colours

Bullet lures size and weight options

The bullet lures come in 2 different offerings, but with their own range of colours, and sink/floating/suspending options.

3cm standard minnow ( 3.7 – 4 grams )
5cm 5-0 minnow ( 5 – 5.4 grams )

What fish species can I catch with bullet lures

The Bullet Lures were designed for freshwater species Trout, Redin, Golden & Silver Perch and Bass but have recently been used targeting estuary species such as Bream, Salmon and Flathead.

Bullet lures Technique

The technique is actually very simple to cast out, allow the plastic sink for a couple of seconds then simply slow roll your built lure until it’s ambushed by a predatory fish. I generally just mix up the retrieval speed and amount of sinking time. If the conditions are right ill also add in the occasional pause and twitch.

I found when I first started using these lures that I was overthinking the retrieve and often pausing for too long which lead to many snags and lost lures. A simple medium or slow constant retrieve is simple and works well.

Bullet lures Price

Bullet lures are sold from tackle shops generally for around $15 each. We believe this is a reasonable price point for a quality and quite durable hard body lure. Please refer to the Bullet lure website for a list of local resellers.

Bullet lures the pros and cons

Terrific vibrating action
Cast a long way
Can target a whole range of species with one lure
Great vast colour range

Colours can scratch off after rough usage
Trebles aren’t as strong as some other hard body lures on the market

Bullet lures Verdict

It’s a terrific product which I have used with great success in recent years. It’s durable, affordable and available in a wide range of flashy looking colours that allows you to target different species. The bright colours look great and get the attention of predatory fish. If not its nice vibrating action will. It’s a hard body lure that freshwater fisherman should carry in their tackle-box.

A final word from the author

I love fishing and hope that my kids will become my lifelong fishing buddies that I can take traveling around the state sharing fun experiences and visiting new locations. I hope to incorporate fishing with other fun experiences such as camping and traveling. In my experience, its only made my relationship with my kids stronger and introduces them to a potential lifelong passion.

Anyone under 18 does NOT require a fishing license, so take advantage of that and get out fishing with your kids. You can obtain a copy of the latest Vic fishing guide here to help you get familiar with fishing rules https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-guide

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