Using The Right Bass Fishing Lures For Your Next Trip

By: Williamscott
Bass fishing, both professional and amateur have gained in popularity over the years, with competitions proving to be a particular crowd pleaser. Of course, the available selection of bass fishing lures has grown alongside this explosion in the popularity of the sport. For the novice especially, this can present a difficulty due to the sheer variety, with different lures being more or less well suited to different locations, water types and other factors. This article will assist you in becoming more familiar with some of the most common types of bass fishing lures.

Many will say that jigs - heavy, lead-headed baits with a single hook are the most useful of baits to consider - especially when fishing in waters that are somewhat murky or clear. Jigs are good for attracting inactive fish and getting the attention of those who are buried deep. When using this type of lure, keep in mind that jigs are meant to create presentation, where success comes in making them appear noticeably alive. The ideal water temperature for this bass fishing lure is below 60 degrees. They are also perfect for night-fishing.

Jigs are lead-headed heavy baits with a single hook and considered by many to be the most useful of baits particularly when fishing in murky waters. Jigs catch the attention of inactive fish as well as drawing the fish of deeper waters. Whilst using this kind of lure remember that jigs are meant to create presentation so success is all about making them appear to be alive. The ideal temperature of the water for this type of bass fishing lure is less than 60 degrees which makes them perfect for night fishing trips.

Rubber Worms

Gone is the bother of dealing with real worms when you choose to use rubber ones which work equally as well. An added weight in the make-up of your lure allows a slow descent to the bottom of your fishing location. If you are fortunate, the bass will go for the rubber worm but if the lure makes it to the bottom without any action from the fish then you simply have to reel it back upwards and drop it once more.

Try Spinner Baits

Crank Baits

Catch Them Out With Crank Baits

Poppers

While poppers are similar to crank baits, they are set aside solely as a top water lure. As they travel across the water, a "popping" sound is emitted. The best time of year to use this lure is during the summertime, where slow reel action is required.

Grubs

The smallmouth bass is especially attracted to the tiny lures known as grubs, which are geared towards larger catches. Grubs are bare jig heads with a soft-plastic body added to a hook. When a highland reservoir lacks ample cover, this lure is rather effective. Clear and deep waters are the greatest locations to use grubs, where white, yellow, salt and pepper, and smoke selections work best.

Smallmouth bass especially are drawn to these small lures. A grub is essentially a bare jig head with a soft plastic body on a hook. These bass fishing lures are ideal where there is insufficient cover. Grubs are most effective in deep, clear waters, with smoke, salt and pepper, yellow and white being the best colors to use.

Tube Baits

Vibrating Lures

Vibrating Lures

A tremor is generated by the plastic or metal used in this type of lure when it is taken out of the water. The lure sinks to the bottom and does not get lost in particularly deep waters. An assortment of lures is available in this category, including tail spinners, which are weighty, compact baits of metal that use a small spinner as a focus for the bass. The use of vibrating lures is best when fishing about stumps, close to the currents of rivers, over waterlogged grass and on deep channel drop offs.





Many will say that jigs - heavy, lead-headed baits with a single hook are the most useful of baits to consider - especially when fishing in waters that are somewhat murky or clear. Jigs are good for attracting inactive fish and getting the attention of those who are buried deep. When using this type of lure, keep in mind that jigs are meant to create presentation, where success comes in making them appear noticeably alive. The ideal water temperature for this bass fishing lure is below 60 degrees. They are also perfect for night-fishing.



















The smallmouth bass is especially attracted to the tiny lures known as grubs, which are geared towards larger catches. Grubs are bare jig heads with a soft-plastic body added to a hook. When a highland reservoir lacks ample cover, this lure is rather effective. Clear and deep waters are the greatest locations to use grubs, where white, yellow, salt and pepper, and smoke selections work best.







Plastic or metal is used to create the vibrating lures that generate a tremor when retrieved out of the water. With a sound (much like a rattle), the baits sink to the bottom and do not get lost in particularly deep waters. A variety of lures are offered in this category, including tailspinners, which are heavy, compact baits of metal that uses a small spinner to attract the bass. Use vibrating lures when fishing about stumps, close to river currents, on deep channel drop-offs, and over waterlogged grass beds.
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