When it comes to largemouth bass bait it seems as if the choices available to anglers are almost endless. Some bass baits are easier to use than others and in this article I’m going to discuss some of the more “easy to use” bass baits. Does this mean that these bass baits can be tied on, thrown into the water, and the result will be bass being caught? More than likely not because fishing, as any seasoned angler knows, is about more than just throwing a bait into the water and catching fish in most situations.
In many instances fishing is about technique, and technique is developed through practice. There is simply no substitute for spending time on the water practicing your craft. With that being said when it comes to largemouth bass bait, the baits listed below are some of the easier to use (at least initially). Adding all of them to your bass fishing repertoire and then using them to develop your own “techniques” is a great idea.
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
- The Plastic Worm – The plastic worm is one of the best known largemouth bass baits of all time. There are many different ways to fish a plastic worm, from the Carolina rig to the wacky rig, but the easiest to use rig for a plastic worm is the Texas rig. The Texas rig involves only three components; the worm, a worm hook, and a bullet weight. The plastic worm is a very “easy to use” bass bait, especially when rigged on a Texas rig. The point is that the plastic worm is an easy to use bass bait.
- Live Bait – Live bait is a very easy to use largemouth bass bait. A key to success when using live bait for largemouth bass is to rig your bait in a natural manner. The best way to accomplish this task is through the use of gang hooks. These hooks enable live bait to be presented in a totally natural and effective manner. Many largemouth bass purists see live bait as some sort of “cop out”, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not effective (and easy to use). Live bait works very well for largemouth bass fishing.
- Crank Baits – Crank baits are very easy to use, seeing as how you simply cast them out and reel them in, but they can be extremely effective bass baits. The key with crank baits is practice. The more time that you spend fishing them, the more little nuances you will discover. This is where crank bait fishing becomes the most effective. An incredibly realistic Largemouth Bass Bait is the KickTail Minnow. This crank bait looks as much like a real bait fish as any fishing lure that I’ve ever come across. The realistic appearance makes it very effective as well.
These easy to use bass baits should be a part of every bass fisherman’s tackle box. If any of the above bass baits aren’t in your tackle box, I suggest you add them sooner rather than later.