Choosing the Best Bass Lures for Largemouth

Trying to figure out the best bass lures for Largemouth can be very challenging. There are many to choose from and as many factors to consider when determining which one to use. This being the case the best bass lure is going to vary from time to time based on the season, water temps, water clarity, structure and even vegetation and the mood of the bass, to name a few. The key, though, is to try various lures to see what you are comfortable with and what works for you.

Largrmouth Bass Strike

Variety to no end

First off, you need to know when we are talking bass lures we are talking artificial baits. These can range from the ever popular soft plastic worms to jigs, crankbaits and spinner baits, to the most recent trend of swimbaits.

So how do you chose from all these great lures?

With the variety available, crankbaits really offer flexibility in deciding on a lure depending on the fishing environment. Whether you need a deep diver to reach those deep areas during the hot months where bass go to escape the heat of the sun or one that swims just below the surface you are sure to find one to suit your needs.

One of the most recent trends in catching trophy Bigmouth is the use of Swimbaits to attract a strike from those big bass that forage on juvenile rainbow trout.


You could say some swimbaits are pretty similar to crankbaits, but they are typically larger more lifelike baits made to mimic an actual bait fish more accurately. Some are jointed to make a more realistic swimming motion when retrieved. Others will have a rubber paddle type tail that flutters to imitate the fish swimming through the water.

But for a real all around lure you really can't go wrong with soft plastics which includes the very versatile plastic worm. There are so many ways to rig and present these lures making them a must have in the tackle box for any and all conditions and environments. Once you know some of the most popular bass fishing rigs the possibilities for these lures are almost endless.

Texas Rigged Worm

Results from Live Bait

Now this not to say you can land a prize winner with only artificial lures. Don't be afraid to go the route of live, or dead for that matter, bait.

When it comes to live bait, large golden shiners can prove productive for sluggish bass in the heat of summer or the cold of winter. Other productive live baits include nightcrawlers, minnows, frogs and crawfish.

So keep that in mind when you hit one of those days when nothing seems to be working!

Find your best lure

This only scratches the surface on the subject of lures for laremouth bass.

The best bass lure for you may not be the best for the next person. The key is to try as many as you can get your hands on, understand how it works and go with what you are comfortable with, as success is possible with any of the lures discussed on this page and then some.

Check out our Bass Lures page for more details and info on these and other great lures.

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