Minnow baits are among many anglers’ confidence lures. These baits mimic a fleeing or injured minnow perfectly. Longer and more slender then the crank bait, minnow baits are often trolled rather than being cast to specific areas. There are four different models of crank baits. Floating, suspending, diving and sinking models are all suitable for certain situations. Every species of fish will attack a hard minnow bait.