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Best Largemouth Bass Fishing Lures
I did some research and found the top 5 largemouth bass fishing lures. These are the lures that most bass fishermen have in their tackle boxes and the ones that they use to catch fish. Any of these would make great gifts for a largemouth bass angler on your list.
As you know new lures come out every year that are supposedly better at catching bass than anything that you are currently using. Some are, most aren’t! And if you look closely most of the new bass lures are just a modification on an older design.
Field & Stream magazine usually devotes an issue or two early in the year to new lures and the top largemouth bass fishing lures, so click on their Facebook page above.
Alabama Rig Set Up Video
Rubber worms, also called plastic worms, are probably the most used largemouth bass lure and for good reason, they catch fish. They come in hundreds of colors that are designed to be used for different water conditions, weather conditions and underwater topography. You can rig rubber worms in a lot of different ways and most bass anglers have their favorite variations.
When I first started fishing rubber worms, red and purple were the colors of choice. Now the favorite color is something called green pumpkin.
I like to use rubber worms with a Carolina Rig. You can also use other soft baits if you want to try something different or if you aren’t getting any bites on the worm.
You probably have everything you need in your tackle box to set up a Carolina rig. If you don’t, then I’m sure that you can find what you need at your local tackle shop.
Below is a video on 2 ways to set up and fish a Carolina rig. He’s also going to give you his recommendations on what fishing line to use, what fishing rod you need and what hooks, sinkers, beads and swivels that he uses. Plus a lot of other good tips and information.
Carolina Rig Set Up Video
Setting up this lure is super simple and it has been around so long because it catches fish. Watch the short video below to see how easy it is to set up and use this largemouth bass fishing lure.
Texas Rig Set Up Video
Spinnerbaits are another staple in the bass anglers tackle box. These baits are usually made using a wire frame with spinner blades attached to the top part of the wire and a lead head with some type of rubber skirt that partially covers the hook. Sometimes a trailer hook is also added.
The action and depth of this lure depends on how fast or how slow you retrieve the lure. These largemouth bass fishing lures also come in a lot of different colors and actions.
Fishing Spinnerbaits Video
Crankbaits are often fished somewhat like spinnerbaits. They come in a lot of different colors, shapes and sizes. The size and shape of the lip determines the depth that the crankbait will run when being retrieved in the water.
These are very versatile largemouth bass fishing lures and can be effective at catching bass under a number of different conditions.
Fishing Crankbaits Video
If you have heard of flipping and pitching then you probably know how to fish a jig. Short range casting with a jig takes a lot of practice to get comfortable and good at it. Jigs can be as simple as a piece of metal with a hook attached to it but most have some sort of skirt and a weed guard for the hook.
The art is in matching the size, weight and color to the fishing conditions so that you catch those big largemouths.
Fishing Jigs Video
Topwater lures are designed to cause a commotion or some sort of disturbance on the surface of the water. This could be splashing, popping or just rippling the water as the lure is retrieved. Just like the other bass lures, these come in a large array of colors, sizes and in the shape of foods that largemouth bass love to eat.
Topwater lures often look like minnows, frogs, mice or some kind of insect. These can be very effective if you know how to fish them.