Three Best Bass Fishing Lures

Plastic worms

Plastic worms are prevalent to bass fish when compared to other kind of baits. The worms are available in all sizes and come in a range of colors. The plastic worms can be rigged using the Texas or Carolina style on the jig head and used to catch the bass. 

The fact that they look alive makes them ideal for the bass. Despite being used by many, they are still not understood. To be an expert fisher of the bass using the plastic worms, it will take a lot of practice. Most use the Texas rig ‘style of hooking the worm where a weight is placed just above the hook of the worm and it slides and moves the hook back. 

The plastic worm need to be cast beyond the cover and then the line should be constantly checked to see if there has been a strike. Any movement side ways is an indication that the bass has been lured to the bait and is swimming away. The bass should never be allowed to swim away with the worm and the rod should be lowered so as to hook the bass. 

There are different plastic worm’s styles that are used and each has it own purpose. The floating worm is used in shallow waters and the stick worm in water between sixty and seventy degrees. 

Clothespin style spinner bait 

This is a good lure for the small and large mouth bass and can be used in deep and shallow waters. Without hanging, this type of bait can be used to fish in areas with weeds and wood. On the top part of the bait, we have either a combination or single blade. A retrieve that is slow rolling and a heavy lure are usually recommended for deep waters. 

To effectively attract the bass, one needs to choose the bait of the right color and size.

 Jerk bait

The jerk bait is very versatile and has a good cast. The bait can suspend at a certain depth when cast and this will generally depend on the size of the jerk bait. Most people consider them among the three best bass lures. This bait is usually slim, and this helps to lure the bass that are looking for a quick meal. 

For effectiveness of the jerk baits, you need to use rods with long or short jerks without having to reel them. They trigger a bite while underwater despite being floaters. Due to the horizontal position of the jerk bait, it is good to keep in mind how deep the water is. A bass is able to see several feet deep into the water and using the jerk bait in water that is not clear is best as the bass will strike at the motion of the jerk bait without giving a second thought to its lure. 

 In one to three feet depth of water, the jerk bait will be very effective in luring the bass and a few jerks now and again. Just keep it submerged in water.


Jeff Matura has been fishing during the open water season and through the ice for over twenty years in the Midwest including the Mississippi River for crappie, walleye, and bass.  Jeff also spent considerable time duck hunting in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.


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