Best Largemouth Bass Fishing Lures

Remember that crankbaits are lures that are designed to be retrieved fast.  You use crankbaits when the fish are very active and willing to chase fast moving baits for a great distance if necessary.

When Largemouth bass are holding in deep water and are not very active you need to change your approach.  It is too deep to use a spinnerbait and inactive

Largemouth bass will not chase a fast moving crankbait.  This is where the jig and pig combo comes into focus.  A jig and pig combo consists of three components:

1)     A weighted jig head of some form of color.  I like to select a color that contrasts with the body of the jig rather than matches it.  I like to select a jig that has a hook of an appropriate size for the size of fish I am angling for.

2)     A body of some sort.  The body of a jig can be a plastic twister tail, a formed body made of colored hair or a plastic worm.  My only consideration is that the color of the body must contrast with the color of the jig head.

3)     A piece of pork rind attached to the hook that acts as a trailer to the combo bait.

Jigs are best fished very slowly.  I like to cast the bait into the target area and employ a retrieve that consists of a twitch of the rod that allows the bait to jump a few feet from the bottom.  I then allow the jig to sink back down, watching closely for a strike as it begins its descent.  When fishing for inactive Largemouth Bass you often need to place the bait right under their nose.

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