Soft Baits is another term for soft plastic fishing lures that are constructed from plastic which is molded into shapes that resemble minnows, crawfish, frogs, and other creatures meant to interest predator fish. Anglers targeting bass, panfish, walleye, northern pike, and musky use soft baits matching the look and feel of the forage their target species wants the most in order to catch fish. Sometimes a crawfish-colored plastic fished along the bottom will do the trick while other times you’ll be better suited winding a soft bait resembling a minnow quickly through the water.