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Yamamoto Senko Bait for Bass Fishing
One of our top bass lures for sale is the Gary Yamatoto Senko. What makes the Yamamoto Senko such an impressive bait is its very simplistic, flexible, stick like design that makes it agile and make quirky movements that bass can’t resist. You can fish the Yamamoto Senko for bass in a lot of different ways including, texas rigginh and wacky rigging.
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Zoom U Tail Worms for Bass Fishing
The classic of all classics for for bass fishing, the worm. In our opinion the best worm lure for bass fishing is the Zoom U Tail Worm. The Zoom U Tail Worm is the worm we decided to go with on this list because of its great tail action makes this bass lure unique.
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Best Square Bill Crankbaits for Bass Fishing
Next on our list of best bass lures are square bill crankbaits. We didn’t pick just one company for the square bill crankbaits because there are a lot of companies that make a great square bill crankbait, we just want to make sure your using them. This is my go lure for searching water trying to find where the fish are. The square bill crankbait is great in all conditions allowing you to cast it pretty much every and anywhere. If your fishing with more expensive crankbaits make sure your have a lure retriver so you can get that crankbait back.
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Rapala X-Rap Shad Shallow for Bass Fishing
Another great bass lure is the Rapala X-Rap Shad Shallow. The Rapala X-Rap Shad Shallow followed in the footsteps of its predacessor the Rapala Shad Rap. The X-Rap Shad Shallow dives to 2-7 feet offers great erratic action to entice big bass to strike the lure.
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Koppers Baitball Popper for Bass Fishing
Leading the way for our best bass lure is the Koppers Baitball Popper. The Koppers Baitball Popper is the best topwater lure for bass. It has a great profile in the water and provides ample splash when twitched. The Koppers Baitball Lure is a unique lure in that it attempts to make bass think its crashing in on a school or multiple bait fish splashing around on top of the water.
Heddon Zara Spook for Bass Fishing
One of the classic topwater bass lures on our list of the best bass lures is a classic topwater lure known as the Heddon Zara Spook. The Zara Spook is fished in a walk the dog mannor across the top of the water.
Snag Proof Ish’s Phat Frog for Bass Fishing
Topwater fishing for bass is fun and action packed, one of our best topwater lures for bass lures is Snag Proof Ish’s Phat Frog. What sets Snag Proof Ish’s Fat Frog apart from all the other hollow body frogs for bass fishing is the fact that you cant sink or puncture it. Unlike the competition, Ish’s Fat Frog doesn’t need the water emptied out after you catch one fish. Everyone should have at least one of Snag Proof Ish’s Fat Frog in their tackle box for fishing around lily pads.
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Here are some of the bass that Corey Willey has caught using the bass lures listed above.
Bass Lures For Sale
Plain and simple I love bass fishing. A bass taking a topwater lure on the weed line at 5:15 AM is what we live for when freshwater fishing, we will talk about this more in another article in depth. Below the store you will find a lure selection guide. That should help you maybe find something new for your area but the way the store is set up the first 10 lures you see on the first page are the 10 lures I would go to if I were fishing for either the largemouth bass of a life time or trying to catch 150+ smallmouth bass in a day.
We hope to help you become the best bass fisherman in the world and help you have confidence in using a new bass lure or two because you know they have produced some of the largest state record bass and very well could be the next lure to produce the next world record largemouth bass.
How to Pick a Bass Fishing Lure
Selecting the right bass fishing lure, in the right color for the right habitat is a no brainier right? Reality is, there is no single “just right” lure. There are many best bass lures for many different situations.
How a lure’s design features (like spinner blades) interact with these influences (milfoil in the water) and best enable it to draw strikes are what determines which will be the best lure and the best lure size to be fished. Of course the angler’s presentation technique contributes as well. And the kicker? They’re always changing. Cast a foot to the left and you could be using the wrong bait all together.
So, identifying any one lure as being the best for largemouth bass fishing is very near impossible. Changing conditions and individual lure preference plays to big a part. So choosing a bass fishing lure for sale is first a matter of identifying a lure category, such as spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater lures, jigs, swimbait lures, soft plastic fishing lures or spoons. Then narrowing it down to the specific features of a lure within a category that promises the best chance of success when “presented” in the situation/circumstances in which you’re fishing.
One more thing about bass fishing lures, to make it even more complicated, every bass angler has their own opinion about a bass lure they consider to the best bass lure. Many involve catching bass with lures fished in the unlikeliest of places and under circumstances offering the least prospect of success.
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Next time your fishing topwater, instead of the popular “twitch, twitch, pause” retrieve, make your popper walk. After each quick, downward twitch of the rod, give the lure some extra slack to make it slash side-to-side. This can be very effective for pressured bass.
- Fishing Topwater in Choppy Water – In windy conditions, it is my preference to usually not fish topwater but if you want to use a topwater lure, use one that will make a lot of commotion because choppy water makes it hard for bass to locate a subtle presentation. I’ve found walking baits to be a bit too quiet. You’ll still get blowups on walking baits, but the bass will miss it a lot. Poppers let bass know exactly where your lure is.
- Small forage – If you’re noticing a lot of really small baitfish in your body of water, it’s a dead giveaway to switch to a popping topwater. Fall bass will get very size specific when it comes to shad, and a big walking bait is going to look a little suspicious to them. It’s all about matching the hatch, it gets said a lot but it’s a fundamental key to fishing, especially in the fall.
- Fishing Topwater in Cooler water temperatures — When the water temperatures dip down into the low 60s or high 50s, it’s hard to beat a popper. The bass aren’t as active in this temperature range, so a slow presentation is essential. You have to be patient because some of your best bites will come on a long pause. After twitching the lure a few times, I like to let it sit until the ripples go away. It seems like an eternity, but it can catch some great, older and wiser bass.
- Shallow casting — Topwater lures are outstanding for casting to shallow cover, whether skipping them underneath docks or searching for subtle underwater cover. When bass are holding tight to cover, they don’t always attack your lure on a quick retrieve, and popping-style topwaters let you stay in the most productive strike zones longer.
Spinnerbait Bass Fishing Lures For Sale
Spinnerbaits are versatile lures that rightfully take a place in the top four largemouth bass fishing lures, especially for catching big largemouth bass.
Why big do spinnerbaits attract largemouth bass? One reason is because spinnerbaits are “quiet” lures, a feature which angler experience and fishing studies have shown has a particular appeal to bigger, wiser bass. This is because of where these large, older, bass hang out, a quiet prey better fits the profile of the bait in their world. Spinnerbaits will also catch a ton of largemouth in shallow water.
Spinnerbaits are also excellent search lures. This is because of their safety pin design spinnerbaits have a high resistance to snagging making them very good for fishing grass, brush, around logs and other cover that would devour crankbaits. The very places old bucketmouth likes to hang out.
When to use spinnerbaits?
Use them year round.
Where and How to use a spinnerbait?
Some of the best places are;
- Deep Structure calls for a single, big Colorado blade model retrieved just fast enough to turn the blade.
- Ledges, drops, walls and other vertical structure
- Standing Timber – retrieve slowly being sure to bump/tick limbs.
- Stump Fields and Laydowns are best fished fast by targeting individual stumps with casts beyond the target and retrieves that bump the stump as it passes by.
Spinnerbait Bass Fishing Tips
When using a spinnerbait as a largemouth bass lure the following lure fishing tips will help.
- When fishing in clear water use smaller size spinnerbaits no heavier than 3/8 ounce. Colors should be natural, translucent to imitate shad or other baitfish in that body of water.
- If the water is stained or you’re fishing 20′ deep or more start no smaller than 3/8 ounce and go upward. Brighter colors like chartreuse or even fluorescent colors are more visible to bass in stained water.
- In spring smaller spinnerbaits are very capable of hooking big bass. A 1/8 ounce size is a good choice.
- If your cold weather bass fishing, upgrade to larger versions of spinnerbaits and slow your retrieve.
- Single Indiana blade models are best when fishing deep as they have less “lift” than do tandem. They also produce more “thump” than do tandem models.
- If bass are active retrieve spinnerbaits rapidly as the speed will trigger strikes from the aggressive largemouth.
- If bass are deep or lethargic retrieve slowly. “Slow-roll” or Yo-Yo the lure. Choose spinnerbaits with Colorado blades.
- Targeting largemouth in grass? Slow roll the lure just over the top or along the grass edge.
- If you feel a pause in blade vibration or sense sudden weightlessness set the hook!
Soft Plastic Bass Fishing Lures For Sale
Now don’t misunderstand. I fish all kinds of soft plastic lures, each a bass catcher in its own right. But the gold standard in soft plastics, when talking about a bass lure, is a worm.
When to use soft plastic worms?
About the only time that is not ideal for worm fishing for bass is when they’re very active, when faster lures such as spinnerbaits or crankbaits might be better choices and in the dead of winter when they’re holding deep.
Where and How to use soft plastic worms for bass fishing?
Worms are certainly not the fastest, most time efficient way to catch largemouth. But plastic worms can certainly catch them in more places. There are countless ways to rig worms and this provides the angler a lot of ways to pursue largemouth in many types of over and structure.
- When fishing soft plastics around deep structure, Carolina rigging a large 8-10″ worm or drop shotting a small 3-5″ straight tail worm is your best bet.
- Deep Brushpiles are targets for flipping with 6-7″ thick or paddle tail worms. Worms with curly, thin tails tend to wrap around thin branches.
- Vertical structure like rip-rap and bluff walls in clear rocky lakes are great target areas for a Shaky Head worm. Cast parallel and close to the wall. Let it fall to the bottom then shake it, lift it 6-8″, give it a shake then drop it again. Do this all the way back to the boat.
- Stump Fields can be effectively covered with a Carolina Rig and texas rigged worm.
- Grass calls for flipping and pitching a Texas rigged straight tail worm with a fairly heavy weight to punch through the mat.
Soft Plastic Bass Fishing Tips
Plastic worms and largemouth bass go together like fat kids and cake. When fishing a worm specifically as a largemouth bass lure, the following few tips may help.
- Don’t fish soft plastic worms fast!
- As a general rule, plastic worms work best in water over 55°.
- When bass are active or the water is stained or murky use bigger worms, 7 to 10″. If they are lethargic or spooky in clear water, shorter worms 4-5″ are probably a better choice.
- Black, blue and purple color worms have long been productive colors, especially in stained water. June Bug, Green pumpkin, cotton candy, watermelon red flake and watermelon seed with red flek have always worked well for me.
- Retrieve a worm by lifting and dropping then taking up the slack. Don’t reel the worm in.
- Try a “floating worm”, one that really floats like the Z MAN WormZ. Put a 7″ length on a light wire 2/0 or 3/0 hook split-shot rig and hang on. The worm actually floats up off the bottom. Put the split shot about 6″ above the worm. Works great with a Carolina Rig too.
- In clear water choose some type of action tail worm. Remember, they’re sight feeders and the subtle action of a thin, action tail often gets their attention.
Crankbait Bass Fishing Lures For Sale
Cankbaits are a very versatile lure, much like spinnerbaits. Beyond that however, they’re great for covering water fast when on the hunt for bass. Remember, at any given time 80% of the water you see holds no bass! So the quicker you find them the better.
Crankbaits are very effective lures for bass fishing around cover, though hanging up is a crankbait fact of life. However, if you shy away from fishing them in cover, for fear of losing some, you will never realize the catching power they have as largemouth bass lure. Crankbaits are designed TO BE highly resistant to snagging.
When to use crankbaits?
Just about anytime is a good time for fishing crankbaits if targeting bass. The key is of course, which crankbait.
Where and How to use crankbaits?
Crankbaits are a good choice for most situations. Just remember, depth and speed are the controlling factors that bring success. With lipped crankbait models there are shallow running models designed for ‘waking” the surface and down to five feet. There are also medium depth crankbaits that run from five to eight feet and deep divers heading down to the twenty foot mark. The lipless versions like the Rapala Rat-L-Traps and Redeye Shad can be fished at any point in the water column.
Below are a few places where a crankbait makes a great bass fishing lure. These work for me. You most likely have others. These are some high probability places where old bucketmouth will be nearby.
- Isolated cover is prime territory for holding bass. If you find an isolated tree on a point, along a roadbed or a stump on a flat chances are a bass will be hanging tight or close by, depending on the season.
- Grass offers a great opportunity for catching bass that are in an active mindset. Focus your casting on the inside and outside edges of the grass. Shallow running crankbaits are what to use for inside edges while deeper diving models are best for outside edges, where the water is deeper and often on the lip of drop.
- Deep Water Humps are bass magnets and often not fished as relentlessly as more shallow structure and cover.
- Ledges and drop offs are paths over which bass migrate during the change of seasons. Choose crankbaits that will bump the bottom along these structure features.
- Points of rock, gravel, mud or clay should be fan cast with a variety of different crankbaits from both sides, down its spine, shallow to deep and deep to shallow.
- Shallow Flats are highways and feeding troughs for bass. If they have any isolated cover on them cast past and retrieve past it from every direction with a crankbait.
- Stump Fields are transition areas where bass can taken with crankbaits bounced off stumps. When they deflect off a stump the resulting erratic motion often serves as a trigger for strikes. Square bill models are a good choice.
Crankbait Bass Fishing Tips
Next time you tie on a crankbait the following few tips on how to fish for bass with crankbaits may prove helpful.
- Never forget, crankbaits are “contact” lures and statistically they trigger the most strikes immediately after deflecting off an object. That includes the bottom of lakes and rivers.
- In warm water, above 60, choose crankbaits that have a pronounced wobble. In cold water the, below 60,crankbaits that have a tighter wiggle are better.
- If the water is stained so a white object is visible at 2-4′, choose a “wobble” crankbait.
- Lipless crankbaits are my crankbait of choice for fishing in grass with a “ripping” retrieve.
- Look at the bill length and angle. The shorter the bill and more acute the angle the more shallow the dive. The longer the bill and the slighter the downward angle the greater the depth.
- Clear water calls for natural color and speed. Bass sight feed in clear water and you don’t want them to get to good a look at the lure. They may have a tiny brain but they aren’t stupid , especially in high pressure lakes.
- Fish larger crankbaits for largemouth, 3-5″ in length.
- Crankbaits that rattle are a good choice when the water is moderately or heavily stained. Silent lures, I’ve found, are a better choice in clear water.
- Buy a crankbait retriever! It will pay for itself in short order. The ROI on these little devices would make a stock brokers head swim. Of course, you can make your own with a little imagination.
Bass Fishing Jigs
A jig is recognized not only as a best bass lure but also as a big bass lure that is fished most often by flipping and pitching rather than casting. Developing skill at catching bass with these lures is a challenge and like most challenges, very rewarding. They have a habit of hanging up because they’re best fished close to or in contact with cover. In most situations they are best fished slowly.
When to use them?
Jigs are a largemouth bass lure that can be fished year round though spring and summer are the best seasons for them. However, they can also be good producers in cold water when fished slow.
Where and How to use jigs for bass fishing?
A jig is a bass lure that can be fished year round.
- Trees that fallen and have sunk to bottom are often hiding bass. Pick out the angles where limbs connect to trunk and flip or pitch a jig to them, allowing it to fall slowly on semi-tight line all the way to the bottom.
- Brushpiles on a rocky bottom are high percentage areas for catching largemouth on jigs, in both warm and cold water. Such cover and structure attracts crawfish and baitfish as well as providing cover for bass.
- Ledges and Drops are structure features that are frequented by bass in every season. They will either hold on these features or move along them in transition periods between spring/fall and winter/spring. Slowly drag or hop jigs down the ledges from shallow to deep water.
- Standing Timber is best fished by dropping the jig next to the trunk and allowing it to drop slowly down the trunk on a semi-tight line.
- Stump Fields are potential producers of big numbers of largemouth. I fish them with fast baits and if I find some bass try to target fish them with jigs.
- Grass like hydrilla and milfoil are often very thick and nothing works better for rooting out the big bucketmouth hawgs than a jig, One of 3/4 ounce or more.
- Flats are not in my opinion the best areas for fishing jigs except maybe a swim jig. Then it’s best to cast past any isolated cover found on the flat and swim it close to it, even bump it, as you retrieve the jig.
- Docks and piers are prime jig fishing spots. They provide protection from overhead predators
Jig Bass Fishing Tips
The following are some helpful bass fishing tips.
- After casting your jig maintain constant contact with it via a semi tight line. Even a brief lapse in concentration can result in a lost bass, as most strikes occur on the fall and they can suck a jig in and spit it out faster than you can blink and you missed the fish.
- Jigs most closely imitate crawfish so keep that in mind when fishing them. Keep them in contact with the bottom as you retrieve it, like a crawfish scoots along the bottom. If your using a football head jig absolutely keep it dragging across the bottom.
- Watch your line and if you see or feel the slightest twitch reel down till you feel “life” on the line then set the hook. Bass don’t usually slam jigs like they do crankbaits or run with the lure like they do plastic worms. Often they merely suck it in very lightly and either spit it out quickly or “gum it” like a baby eating a mush. If you reel down and there is a bass on the line the sensation will be weightlessness or a feel you will instinctively realize is not a rock, stump or tree trunk. Don’t engage in a gentle tug of war with it, you’ll lose. If you feel him/her, set the hook.
- Jig colors should be light on bright days and dark for cloudy, overcast days. Clear water calls for lighter colors while in stained to muddy water dark colors, even black, show up well. Jig color is a subject on which an entire other page can be written. Remember your imitating a crawfish.
- A 3/8 ounce jig is by far the most popular all around size but smaller jigs, like the Strike King Bitsy Bug, which is equipped with a heavier than normal hook usually found on smaller jigs, are very effective in clear water.
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