People often ignore the simplest and most proven methods when it comes to bait. One of the best walleye fisherman once told me his secret, where everyone thought he was using a twister with a minnow, or a specific type of lure, he usually just uses a nightcrawler or leech on a hook. Worms or nightcrawlers have worked great for fish for a 100 years, they still work great now. Fish love the smell of those and its natural bait. You can also hook it on so it creates alot of movement. Its often overlooked as almost all fish love them, whether its walleye, largemouth bass, redhorse suckers, white suckers, all catfish, trout, etc.