Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose a Bass Lures
Silicone and plastic baits for bass firmly entered the set of fisherman. Since the invention of this material, before it came to catching predatory fish, very little time has passed. And now the market of fishing supplies please the eye with an incredible variety of artificial baits of different figurines with hooks. How to choose such lure for fishing this bass, let’s find out.
Materials from which plastic baits are made are various. The main thing to know is that a lot of plastic baits are slowly drowning during wiring, and therefore have poor buoyancy. But such baits have their advantages. They are visible in those cases where the jig-head has a light weight, while the lure does not sink, but then slowly sinks into the pond.
Choosing the lure depends on the season, water temperature and water you are going to fish. In winter when the temperature is 30-40 for fishing in clear water is better to choose jigs or jigging spoons, for muddy water – crabkbaits and jigs. Temperature of 40-50 and clear water requires jerkbaits, finesse jerkbaits; muddy water – spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs. In spring when the temperature ranges 60-70 for clear water choose jerkbaits, craws, jigs, crankbaits; for muddy water – crankbaits, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits. For a hot summer, when temperature is 70-80+ for clear water are better frogs, diving crankbaits, swimbaits, flipping jigs. In fall anglers tend often to use jigs, offshore worms, shallow crankbaits, jigging spoons and jerkbaits.
To choose the right bass lure you should know each type of the lure and its construction. However the choice of it also depends on the color. Imitating natural forage object bait is perceived by the bass naturally and does not cause alertness, and accordingly, the attack will be more confident. The use of baits simulating a natural forage predator gives good results when catching in the upper and middle layers of water with sufficient light and transparency of it. Baits of acid colors are very popular. Most likely, when attacking such baits bass is driven by curiosity, the desire to explore a new object for him. Baits with the contrast colors are those that sharply stand out against the background of the bottom, vegetation, etc. The colors of such baits can be very diverse. Against the background of the bluish sky, dark lures are contrasted, on the background of the dark sky – light lures with orange or red tones are better. On a light sandy bottom bait colored in bluish tones is well distinguished. In muddy water and with low illumination, for example, in twilight hours and at great depths, the role of bait coloring decreases.
Cost vs Confidence
It’s very common that the lures look alike and even have the same features but the price significantly differs. It simply can be explained by marketing of some brands and their popularity, so for example, a crankbait by super famous fishing brand will always be more expensive than a crankbait by some small fishing company, even if it produces really qualitative product. There are days when bass simply doesn’t want to eat any of your bait, so purchasing extremely expensive lure doesn’t give you a guarantee of successful fishing, especially if you are a beginner and don’t know all the secrets & techniques.
Largemouth bass lures
Spinnerbait is considered to be the most versatile lure to catch big largemouth bass. They are quiet and that is why such lure particularly appeal largemouth bass. Spinnerbait helps to catch largemouth bass in shallow water. Plastic soft worm also can enhance to catch a big largemouth bass. However, using it is not great idea when bass becomes active. In this case the best choice will be crankbait, especially in winter time fishing.
Smallmouth bass lures
Jigs are very popular and probably the best lure for smallmouth bass. Jig can be used all year long to catch it, what is definitely a great plus. Jigs are considered as big bass producers, so to land a smallmouth bass is more possible. Crankbait is commonly used smallmouth lure when it is active. It’s a great choice when you fishing in a deeper water. It is also great if you are fishing a grassy bottom. When smallmouth is aggressive towards the food it’s time to use topwater lure. Topwater lures are better to use for smallmouth bass is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
When choosing a bait, be sure to focus on the type of predator you are going to catch, season and seasonal features, temperature and transparency of the water. For catching a bass it is better to choose lures of small sizes: compact wobblers and twisters. There is great range of hard and soft lures. Nowadays, silicone baits are in a great demand. These are soft and mobile imitations of fish and other underwater inhabitants (worms, crayfish, larvae), which may also include flavors. No matter what type of lure you choose, remember it is not a certain guarantee to catch a fish if you don’t use special techniques and do not consider all the necessary details for catching bass.