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A Staple In An Angler’s Tackle Box: The Best Bass Lure

Searching for the best bass lure? Look no further! We have the perfect selection for you. True anglers have a lot of tackles and lures. Actually, I have stocked multiple boxes of them that I rarely even use.

I guess almost all anglers have an insatiable urge to collect and purchase bass lures that we won’t even remember buying in the long run.

Well, anglers are anglers. If only bass fishes care how much tackle we have that they’ll willingly hook themselves up to our lures, that's the only time that we'll feel that our bass lures are worth every penny.

Aren’t they wonderful to look at?

In a more serious note, it’s difficult to find the best and most suitable bass lures out there because there are tons of options in the market.

There are different kinds, forms, colors, brands, etc. that will definitely confuse and overwhelm every beginner. I mean, perhaps that's the reason why I ended up with tons of bass tackles because I don't know what works best, so I experimented with it myself.

But now that I "sort of" know which ones work and which don't, let me help you find the best bass lure that will guarantee bites. We’ll give you a round-up of the best bass lures in the market to save you the trouble of researching and canvassing.

But which kind of bass lure catches the most bass?

Common Kinds of Bass Lures That Works

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Plastic worms

Plastic worms are enticing not only for bass, but for other fishes too. They’re soft, look almost life-like, and features attractive colors. To effectively catch bass using rubber worms, you should also pay attention to your rigging and hookset.

Choosing a rig depends on where you bass is holding and on the environment where you plan to fish. Also, having solid hooksets will further improve your chances of success in catching bass.

In contrast with using other lures, plastic worms need to be retrieved slowly and carefully, unlike other lures. Thus, impatient anglers will inevitably fail with worm fishing. The lure moves slower and thumps lightly when bass attaches to it, so you need a more sensitive line for worm fishing.​


2

Skirted jigs

Bass fishing in open water, muddy water, rocks, weeds, and even shallow waters? Use a skirted jig. Skirted jigs are very versatile lures. They even sink deep enough or float along the surface if you want them too.

Moreover, they’re attractive and mimics the natural movement of crawfish which are a favorite of bass. They’re fast and easy to retrieve too. The bottomline is, no matter the weather, depth, degree of vegetation, or season is, skirted jigs will guarantee bites every time.


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Craw

I mentioned before that bass loves crawfish right? Bass eats a variety of forage, but crawfish is their staple. They’re present in shallow waters and mostly active during summer months.

They’re also effective for night fishing because bass knows that crawfish are nocturnal, so they, without a doubt, will bite the lure. Rubber craws can be jigged, dragged on a rig, and fished on a shakey head.


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Crankbait

Crankbaits are second to skirted jigs when it comes to versatility. During the cold season, slender and flat cranks with a soft wobble are best used whereas, in drier months, wobbly and chunky cranks keep bass biting.

The key is changing your crankbaits according to the season, type of water body, and water conditions.


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Spinnerbaits

Spinnerbaits have a unique form that heavily attracts bass. They’re fast to retrieve and are very effective.

When the spinnerbait is casted into the water, its flashing blade and jerky movement drive bass crazy and chases after the lure as fast as it can.

Most spinnerbaits feature a main hook concealed by the rubber skirt and a trailer hook for catching bass that was close to striking the main hook. For a more natural movement, let the lure sink deep enough, so its blades flutter naturally.

The Best Bass Lures of 2017

**Below, you'll see more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices and read customer's reviews on Amazon.

#1 - Rappala Rattlin Fishing Lure

The lipless crankbait in the form of the Rappala Rattlin Fishing Lure features an excellent sinking action, allows fast and slow retrievals, two full-sized treble hooks, a subtle rattling, and a soft wobble.

Though they claim that this lure sinks deep, it actually works better in shallow waters. What I like about this lure are the two oversized treble hooks that will certainly guarantee a hook-up.

Also, the subtle rattling sound the bait makes against the water, combined with the signature Rapala wobble will trigger curiosity in bass and drive them towards the lure.

What We Like:

  • Versatile
  • Will definitely trigger curiosity in bass
  • Suitable for fast and slow retrievals
  • Durable
  • Sharp hooks
  • Attracts even bigger fishes
  • Nice movement

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Won’t work great in deep waters


#2 - Yo-Zuri Crayfish Slow Sinking Lure

The slow-sinking butterfly movement of the Yo-Zuri Lure imitates the crawfish movement in real life. When bass sees this, it means dinner time for them. But in fact, it’s dinner time for us.

The distinct molded legs of the lure top water wave-like motions and vibrations that bass, and other fishes, can detect from far away thus making the fishes compete for the lure. The jointed paddle fin of the bait also functions for added attraction.

Lastly, the slow-sinking action of the lure is ideal for all kinds of bass fishing.

What We Like:

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Sharp hooks
  • Attracts even bigger fishes
  • Nice movement
  • Doesn’t get tangled on weeds

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Won’t work great in deep waters
  • Suitable for slow retrievals only
  • Catches a lot of small fish


#3 - Heddon Super Spook Jr. Lure

The Heddon Super Spook Jr. Lure has a variety of catchy colors. It's the superior bait for topwater fishing.

Its metallic color reflects flashes of light that attracts attention together with its characteristic loud rattling noise. Furthermore, the lure features super-sharp Excalibur Rotating Treble Hooks that assures that the fish won’t throw the bait after it got hooked.

The key towards success with this lure is the way you cast and move the line. When moved slowly with long pulls, the lure slides gracefully like a snake.

In contrast, when casted quickly, the lure will produce loud, aggressive sounds that will make every sea creature curious. Either way, the lure performs its intended purpose.

What We Like:

  • Versatile
  • Works on both shallow and deep waters
  • Suitable for fast and slow retrievals
  • Durable
  • Sharp hooks
  • Lures even bigger fishes
  • Nice movement

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Lures a lot of small fishes


#4 - Supertrip Segment Swimbait

The unique swimbait features a realistic-looking 3D appearance complete with catchy colors and patterns that will surely attract bass. Check out the lure’s eyes also. Too realistic!

The gorgeous lure attracts fishes of all kinds not only due to its appearance but also its wounded-like movement under water due to its super flexible hinges. Also, the distinct color of the lure can still be seen even in murky waters.

The segmented lure works great for a slow to medium retrieve. This lure by far has the most terrific action under water though it still needs some attention-drawer apart from its appearance.

What We Like:

  • Versatile
  • Suitable for fast and slow retrievals
  • Durable
  • Sharp hooks
  • Lures even bigger fishes
  • Nice movement

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Lures a lot of small fishes
  • Ideal for shallow waters only
  • Needs more attention-drawer


#5 - Booyah Pond Magic

The colorful spinnerbait produces an erratic swimming action like that of a wounded baitfish. Though smaller compared to standard spinnerbaits, these ones aren’t short on features.

The versatile bait always run straight and rarely gets caught in weeds. Though they’re small in size, they emit crazy vibrations that entice bass of all kinds.

This awesome lure works best for fishing on overcast days.The only problem with this bait is its color tends to fade and the skirt rips off when fish hooks into it.

What We Like:

  • Versatile
  • Suitable for fast and slow retrievals
  • Will definitely trigger curiosity in bass
  • Sharp hooks
  • Lures even bigger fishes
  • Nice movement

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Lures a lot of small fishes
  • Ideal for shallow waters only
  • Doesn’t sink deep enough
  • Not durable

The Verdict

All bass lure entries in the list will definitely work for bass fishing but as always, there will be one that works best. And by best, I mean the Heddon Super Spook Jr. Lure.

The bass lure effortlessly attracts bass with its flashy metallic color. Furthermore, it’s great for shallow and deep water but it’s at its peak on top water.

Also, it’s very manageable in the sense that, whatever speed you put through the line, the lure will respond positively and act according to your command.

How fulfilling it is to catch bass as large as this!

How fulfilling it is to catch bass as large as this!

Hey angler! What lures do you use for bass fishing? Have you tried the Heddon Super Spook Jr.? What can you say about its performance? Do you have other suggestions? Feel free to comment below!

Have you chosen your bass lure from our list? Choosing the perfect bass lure is really hard because of the great many options out there. Let’s help others too by sharing this article, shall we? Cheers!

John Morris
 

Hi, I’m John Morris. I’m an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, blessed with an awesome wife and 2 kids. Fishing is not my passion, it is my lifestyle. I fished before I knew how to walk! I’m obsessed with all things related to fishing, even the fishy smell. I’m always willing to extend a hand to novice anglers looking for fishing tips and tricks thus I created this blog. This blog is a collection of my experiences, knowledge, and also research from other blogs.

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