The Best Fishing Lures For Bass Fishing
In this article I’m going to list the best lures for bass fishing. The lures are being listed in no particular order as it would be impossible to say that one bass fishing lure is the “most effective”. All of these lures are effective for bass fishing and if any of them aren’t a part of your bass fishing repertoire, they should be. These lures are definitely the best lures for bass fishing.
When I use the term ‘bass fishing’ I’m referring mainly to the twp most popular species of bass, large and small mouth bass. All of the bass fishing lures listed in this article can be used for both species. The key is to use smaller versions of whichever lure you choose when fishing for smallmouth bass. Smallmouth bass obviously have smaller mouths and therefore eat smaller prey than their large mouthed cousins.
Here are the lures that every bass fisherman should have access to:
Plastic Worms & Grubs – Plastic worms have long been known as a great lure for fishing. Plastic worms can be rigged in a variety of manners such as the Carolina rig and the Texas rig. Plastic worms are most effective for largemouth bass. Plastic grubs are normally rigged on a lead head jig. Grubs are normally thought of as smallmouth bass bait. A great breakthrough in the plastic grub and worm market are Berkley’s Gulp and Power products. These products are just like the plastics that you’re used to except for the fact that the have been impregnated with fish attractants. Gulp grubs and worms are extremely effective lures for bass fishing.
Crank Baits – Crank baits are extremely and versatile bass lures. In most cases these lures are made to imitate bait fish and are fished in a variety of manners. An important thing to remember about crank baits is the more realistic the look in the water, the more effective they will be. Rapala and Bagley make very realistic crank baits that work for both species of bass. One of the most realistic and effective of the bass fishing lures on the market today is the KickTail Minnow. This lure looks as much like a live baitfish as any bass lure that I’ve ever seen.
Top Water Lures – Top water lures are very effective when fishing for either species of bass, especially in the early morning or late evening. One of the keys to fishing top water lures is for the water to be as flat as possible. The more the water is like glass, the better luck you will have when fishing top water lures. Some great choices are the Jitterbug and the Pop-R. Fishing for bass with top water lures is a ton of fun and as exciting as fishing gets.
The bottom line is that the 3 lures above are 3 of the best lures for fishing for bass. If any of them aren’t a part of your fishing arsenal, add them sooner rather than later. You’ll be glad you did.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of JRWfishing.com and an avid angler. He has more than 25 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his five year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country…..Montana! Get Fishing Tips & Techniques Twice A Month For FREE – http://www.jrwfishing.com/signup.html
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