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The Best Bass Lures

Updated on April 23, 2013

Wanna Land That Big One?

Here's the most tried and tested lures that produce that lunker bass that every outdoorsman drams about. From The Classics to the newly innovated and renovated lures that have been putting pounds and pounds of fish in the boat for me and for pro fisherman across the states.


There's nothing like bass fishing with an imitation frog. If the was a poll for the most exhilarating lure to fish with, the frog would take the cake! Watching that Big lunker Come outta the pads or grass and propel itself out of the water gives you a feeling in your stomach that rivals sky diving. Frog fishing is also one the most productive lures on the market. From ealry spring till the end of fall the frog is many anglers GO-TO lure. When the water temp is high the bass come shallow looking to feed and to warm up, feeding on frogs and insects on the edges of grass beds. Toss an imitation frog on that grass line, give it a couple of jerks and hold on' cause you're in for a treat.

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7.) The Swimbait

Swimbaits have been around forever. The thinking behind the swimbait is the simplistic thought for a fishing lure,"make a lure that looks like a smaller fish" now that may seem simplistic but it works. There a a wide variety of swimbaits made out of various materials from the soft plastic swim baits with single hooks to the more elaborate hard body swimbaits with treble hooks, all in all they serve the same purpose- CATCH FISH! and they do.

6.)The Jerk Bait

Deemed the cold water king, the jerk bait will get you to your fish limit on the dreary days of winter faster than any other lure. There are also soft and hard bodied jerk baits. My personal favorite and a favorite and my tournament anglers has to be the hard bodied suspending jerk bait. When fish are lethargic aren't doing much movement the jerk bait is your best friend. A suspending jerk bait is designed to spend more time in the strike zone by suspending at a certain depth in the water column. This gives that big lazy bass more time to get over there and grab a hold of it on those cold days.

5.) The Jig

Another cold water classic but the jig is also one of the most versatile baits on the market. 95% of anglers fish a jig with and artificial trailer attached to the hook mostly soft plastic creature baits and also some pork fat developed baits as well for that added sent to bring that bass in. The jig is fished year around and can be used in all types of water depths, covers and temperatures. In thick grass mats in the summer anglers well use the heavy head of the jig to punch throw the thick cover to find bass that most other lures would be unable to reach.

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4.)The Crankbait

Variety Galore when it comes to crankbaits between the colors, depth,lip or no-lip,texture, the crankbait is a chameleon of bass lures. Working different depths from 2ft to 15+ft the crankbait can search out bass in all water depths. The wobbling action it gives off can also have a rattle along with it as well to give the bass a sound to home in on. Just the versatility on depth alone merits the crankbait being one of the best bass lures.

3.) The Creature Bait

The creature bait can range from imitation lizards to crawdads and everything in between. This soft plastics are irresistible to bass lurking around especially during their spawn period when bass go on bed to protect their eggs. Spawn is unbelievable with creature baits because all of the lizards and other species trying to feast on the bass eggs and the over aggressiveness of the bass drives him write onto your hook.

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2.) The Spinnerbait

Known as the poor man's fish radar. The spinnerbait is a fish finding machine. If your one of the impatient people that pass up fishing because the inactivity of cast and wait, then tie and spinnerbait on and let 'er rip. It can be an effective lure fished at all speeds and depths whether your burning it in or slow rolling it on the bottom it can land you some fish and fast. Because of the speed you can fish it at many anglers will use it to try to cover as much water as possible by casting in as many areas as they can trying to find a group of bass feeding on shad or other bait fish, then once they find the location of the fish by getting hits on the spinnerbait they will switch to a more comfortable bait for them.


The grand daddy of them all, the worm its earthworm buddy has been fished for centuries and the soft plastic imitation seems to have been around just as long, and for good reason it works! Hands down the soft plastic worm has produced for fish over the last 20 years than any other lure on the market. Various colors as well as lengths give you a variety to choose from but no matter what you can never go wrong with a worm! Many anglers have been quoted saying "if you can't get bites with your worm then your fishing it wrong it's all about the way you wiggle your worm"

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    • BobZau profile image

      Bob Zau 4 years ago

      I'm a good old fashioned licorice scented plastic worm guy, myself.

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      bassrumors 5 years ago

      These are all some great lures. We have a similar list at BassRumors Bass Fishing Forum

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      Top10Dude 5 years ago

      Like it! Good job.

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      Top10Dude 5 years ago

      Like it! Good job.

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      myamya 5 years ago

      interesting lenms! thumbs up

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      TheHealthCabin 5 years ago

      Love this lens, informative!

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      leeleon 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Fishing is a lot of fun, a useful and informative lens.

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      AllPurposePapoon 5 years ago

      Great resource lense. Short and too the point, with a video module to boot. Thumbs up!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens use these lures all the time down here in florida