The lures I use to land bass
I am the type of fisherman who likes trying new lures all the time. I have a ton and I always look for new ones to increase their number. I have to admit, I don’t use all of them, but keep them as an obsessed collector in their cases. I would like to point out from the beginning that you do not need a huge number of lures to obtain great results. Most fishermen, including me, will only appeal to a small number of their baits to land bass and, in fact, many other species of fish. However, thinking the opposite, that you don’t need more than one or two lures to land fish, is dead wrong. Different fishing conditions will demand for different types of lure. The way you choose them depends entirely on you, the way you feel when fishing with it and, of course, the rate of success you have with them.
These being said, I would like to say a couple of things about three of my favorite lures that I have used successfully on bass, but also on other species. The first one, the Rose Kuli 3.8″ 6 Jointed Life-like Swimbait, is probably one of the most versatile types that I have managed to get my hands on. Why is that? Well, there are a couple of reasons that make this specific bait enormously useful:
– It looks alive, and behaves like it when you put it in water, which is extremely important to lure fish; not only that, but it gives the impression of a dying fish which attracts bass immediately.
– Secondly, it flashes light, so you can use it late at night, but in early morning as well, which is actually the best time of day to land bass, as that is their feeding hour.
– Thirdly, it imitates several different species of fish, of various dimensions, so you will have plenty of options to choose from when you go fishing, and see which one of them works best in your fishing environment. However, bass will eat basically anything, so that shouldn’t be your primary concern.
A second type of bait that I use to land bass is rubber worm. As with any type of bait, after a while you begin noticing which one has been the most useful in various fishing settings. For me, the Yamamoto Senko Bait, Texas-rigged has always proven to be a great ally. In a nutshell, what I believe makes this bait so efficient it is actually its simplicity. It looks exactly like a small warm and it flows naturally in water. However, if there is one thing that I am a bit unhappy when using this bait, is its lifespan. The Rose Kuli, for example, lasts much longer than the Yamamoto rubber worm.
Another lure that helped me land great specimens is the Booyah magic, a spinner-bait. I believe this is so effective when fishing for bass due to its movement that attracts fish like nothing else. In addition, you can use it in many angling conditions, so it tends to be economic and it also covers a lot of water quickly. The Booyah magic is intended for use in freshwater. Though it may look a bit smaller than your average spinner-bait, you’ll see you can cast well with it and it will work perfectly in many circumstances.