The selection of bass lures can be very overwhelming. This is because of the many choices available. There are lures for various water temperatures. Then, you also have those of different sizes, shapes, and colors. To ensure you choose the best lures, I have 4 listed:
Topwater poppers ripple the surface of the water. It makes splashing sounds as you retrieve your lure. It resembles the favorite snack choices of a hungry bass, including frogs, shad, or minnows. The shape, color, and size should be selected to match the bait fish. Most are now made out of hard plastics. Topwater poppers can be used around grasses, stumps, or shorelines. They can also be used in open water. Popular brand names include the Pop-R and Hula Popper.
Buzzbaits are topwater lures with flat propeller-like blades. The blades churn the water as the bait is retrieved. They also produce a noisy buzzing sound. They are typically made of hard plastic or lightweight aluminum. They have the ability to skim over vegetation and debris without snagging. Buzzbaits have a range of weights and blade styles. They are designed to work in different water conditions. Their two basic shapes are inline and U-shaped. If you are an experienced angler, bend the blades to modify the angle of the propellers. This affects their movement in the water.
Soft Plastic Fluke Baits
They are designed to look like minnows. These are favorite snacks of big bass. A soft plastic fluke is first pierced through the nose of the lure. Then, the tip of the hook is buried in the lure’s belly to decrease snags. Cast the lure a short distance and let it slowly sink for a few seconds. With a light jerk of the line, yank the fluke back up to the surface. Fluke baits are more effective in the late spring. This is when bass are fattening up on minnows.
It is one of the most versatile bass lures. It looks a little strange on dry land. Its body resembles a paper clip that has been opened up and twisted to a right angle. At the bottom end of its body, is a jig head with a skirted hook. From the top end of the opened paper clip, are one or two colored spinner blades. When retrieved slowly or quickly through the water, the spinner blades spin and flash wildly. This creates a commotion in the water that the bass can sense. Its colorful skirt adds to the noisy effect.
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