This article will outline some of the most effective bass fishing lures available to fishermen. Are these the only options available? Of course not, but they are some of the best bass lures on the market as far as effectiveness is concerned. All of these bass lures are in my tackle bag and get used heavily in various bass fishing situations.
In various situations is a key phrase when it comes to bass fishing lures and tips. There aren’t bass lures that are the “be all end all” and will be effective in every situation. There are however bass lures that work very well in certain situations. The same rule goes for bass fishing tips. One tip isn’t going to make you catch bass like a professional, but good tips implemented in your own way can be extremely helpful.
The bass lures listed below are very effective, and any one of them could become your “best” for given fishing situations. The lures are being listed in no particular order.
- Shad Imitations – In many fishing hotspots shad are the main food source and shad imitations can be very effective bass lures. The key with shad imitations is that they look as natural as possible. That means that your lure looks as much like a live shad as possible. You can then imitate a wounded shad by jerking your rod tip and varying the speed of the retrieve. Shad Imitations are a great bass bait.
- Berkley Sinking Minnows – Berkley sinking minnows could easily be considered one of the best bass lures simply because of their versatility. These bass baits can be fished on a Texas rig or wacky style. Plus these baits are a “Gulp” product which means they’ve been impregnated with bass catching scents, which makes them much more effective than traditional soft plastics. Sinking minnows are great in certain bass fishing situations.
- Jointed Jitterbugs – Every bass angler worth his or her salt knows how effective top water fishing can be in the early mornings when the water is like glass. Well, jointed jitterbugs are an extremely effective top water bass fishing lure. When it comes to bass fishing tips, fishing jointed Jitterbugs in the early morning is a great one. This is especially true in lakes and ponds with a healthy frog population. The traditional Jitterbug has long been recognized as one of the best bass lures available and the jointed Jitterbug is no different.
Again, these aren’t the only choices available when it comes to fishing lures; they are just some of the most effective. I have all of them available to me for various bass fishing situations. For given bass fishing situations these bass lures are undoubtedly the best. Having one or all of them available is a good idea for anyone who is serious about fishing for bass.