So what, exactly, is the all time best bass
fishing lure? This is the most asked, and most unanswered
question in all the bass fishing community. Well, let=s
see if we can find an answer to this all time favorite
If you walk into a bait shop you can easily
be overwhelmed by all the different lures available, so which
one do you pick. Let me tell you that almost all the lures on
that wall WILL catch fish. However, some will be more efficient,
and some will work in one fishing scenario, but won=t
in another scenario.
Crankbaits are amazing bass fishing lures,
but they have many flaws which make them NOT the best bass
The sheer variety of crankbaits is
incredible. You can get some that dive deep, dive shallow, have
a wide wobble, have a narrow wobble, have rattles, have no
rattles, have a lip, or have no lip, AND each type come in a
million different colors. These will all work, but all in
different situations which I will discuss in a future article.
Unless you are an extreme die hard fisherman or get payed to do
it, you cant have every type imaginable.
Also, look at all the hooks dangling off
these lures. They almost seem like they are designed to get hung
up on weeds. And thick weeds are where a lot of big lunkers
Spinnerbaits are by far one of the most
versatile, and actively used lures on the bass fishing scene.
But are they the
bass fishing lures? No.
Spinnerbaits can be fished in 1 foot of
water, or 30 feet of water. They can be fished along weedbeds,
or they can be fished off a deep rock-bed. This makes them
extremely adept to fishing a wide range of conditions. The
spinnerbait is a battle-proven bait and can be easily used even
by beginners, however there is one lure which is even more
successful than the spinnerbait.
So what is the best bass fishing lure? It
is the plain old 6-8 inch plastic worm. This is a highly
debatable answer to a complicated question. But in my and many
colleagues experiences it IS the ultimate bass lure.
The reason behind it is simple. It is the
MOST versatile lure on the market. You can rig it to nearly
float, you can rig it to be weedless, you can rig it to get into
the thickest weeds imaginable. You can fish it fast, you can
fish it slow. You can fish it in 1 foot of water, Or you can go
as deep as your weight will let it go. Picking the right color
is also fairly straightforward. Dark colors like blue, black,
and purple are the all-time favourites.