Which bass fishing lures to use when

The bass is a popular game fish that are sought out by the novice and professionals alike. If you’ve been shopping for bass lures lately you may have been a little surprised at the number of options available. For those new to bass fishing, it can be very confusing trying to decide which ones to start off using. It can even be a little overwhelming for many professionals from time to time.

The good news is that there are a few excellent lures that all anglers should have in their tackle box whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced fisherman. These are the ones that will work in most any situation and most anywhere you go fishing. By purchasing these lures first, you’ll always have something that will get results while you experiment with other styles, shapes and sizes.

The bass can be a very aggressive species that will strike at most anything that gets in their way but like most species, they can be very picky sometimes. This is when you’re going to need a variety of lures to switch around until you do find something they’ll strike. The better the selection of lures you have the more bites you’ll get and this greatly increases the number of fish you have the opportunity to reel in.

Which Bass Fishing Lures to Use and When

There are more bass lures to choose from than any other species making it difficult to determine which ones to use. You’ll need to collect a variety of lures so you’ll always have something on hand that’ll be effective. This is because when and where you’re fishing will also make a difference in how well a particular lure will work.

Some of the best bass lures to start with and when to use them are listed below:
* Minnow Lures- Use these when fishing in dark or murky water and when fishing in the spring and fall for the best results.
* Jigs- These can be used anytime and anywhere with excellent results. All anglers should have a variety of these in his or her tackle box.
* Poppers- When trolling for bass in deep water, the poppers work great and will usually get the results you’re after.
* Top-water Plugs- When fishing for bass in the early morning or the late evening the top-water plugs will get lots of attention.
* Crankbait- When fishing a variety of different depths the crankbait works great. They can also be fished at different speeds and many of them imitate the shad and minnow, which just happen to be two of the baitfish the bass are attracted to the most.
* Spinnerbait- This lure can be used in most any situation with excellent results. They can be fished all seasons and in any depth so make sure you have a few of these stashed away.
* Soft Plastics- These are designed to closely resemble the natural food source of the bass and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. They are a good all around bait that can be used most anytime.

It’s always a good idea to choose lures that resemble the natural baitfish in the area where you’re fishing. Bass are naturally attracted to things they’re use to seeing and avoid anything that is strange.

It’s important to realize that there is no one particular lure that will work great every time you go fishing. This is due to the fact that everything from the weather to the time of day affects the way the bass react to your bait.Therefore, you should collect a good assortment of the lures listed above and use them to experiment to learn what works best for you and when.

You now have a good starting point so the next time you go shopping for fishing supplies, you can add a few of these to list. Later on, you can start buying some of the other types of lures to see how well they perform.

Bass fishing lures have gone through many changes as new technology has made it possible to make bait that is more realistic that ever thought possible. They even feel real to the touch and look real as they move through the water. This greatly enhances the fishing trip and makes it possible for you to entice the bass to strike even when they’re not hungry.

Regardless of which bass fishing lures you use, pay close attention to your presentation. It doesn’t matter how realistic the lures looks, if it’s moving backwards through the water or at lightning-fast speed. This is unnatural movement and the bass will be gone in the opposite direction before you have time to even think about it.
Make sure you practice your presentation and learn how to make the lures work the way they’re designed to and you should see a big increase in the number of bites you get each time you go fishing.

Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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