What are the Top Bass Lures
What are the top bass lures is a question that has been chasing anglers around for generations. Of course everyone knows the answer and if you don’t believe me, just ask them. The truth is, there is not a single bait or lure that is best in every situation. This is why most bass fishing tackle boxes look like a box of extra parts from a junk shop.
About 10 years ago I bought a blaze orange plastic worm with a yellow head. I have never used it and I probably never will, but I just can’t throw it out for some reason.
There really is a trick to bass fishing and when you understand the fish then you will understand what the top bass lures and lures are for your specific season and location.
Another thing to also consider is why you are out there chasing bass in the first place. Personally I will go fishing just to be there, you know what they say about the worst day fishing. I personally gravitate to top water plugs and shallow running crank baits because I like to see that lunker trying to do his / her best impression of a marlin off Cabo. If your objective is to catch a good number of sizable fish then having a soft spot for one bass bait or lure probably is not the best approach.
In most Arizona waters, bass are the absolute apex predator species of fish. We do have some carp and catfish that can swallow a football, but as a species they are mostly food for bass.
When fishing you need to know where the bass are and why they will bite in order to figure out what the top bass lures or lures would be.
The very first thing to remember when bass fishing is this; all bass are jealous and grumpy. If you just repeat those words in your head the next time you get to the lake you will increase your catch. All bass are jealous and grumpy.
Depending on the time of the year, bass will bite because they are hungry, they will bite because they are mad and they will even bite when they get bored. This is why there are so many different bass fishing lures. You don’t see a variety of tackle this diverse for any other type of fish.
Of course the best types of baits and lures for any fish are the ones that are either live or closely resemble one of their natural food sources, but that does not explain why a rainbow colored spinner bait the size of a saucer will catch 8 fish in an hour.
The answer is the mad fish. In the spring the bass are spawning and those big females are looking for the right place to lay their eggs. There are many factors for a good location, but when she finds the right spot with all the right conditions she defends it with her life. This is why you will start to see some big catches coming out of the shallows and near the shore, especially if the banks are steep.
Water temperature is important and depth is the only way to control it.
During this time the females don’t eat very much, but they are ready to fight. This is why a smaller live bait fish, crayfish or worm may be dismissed but something odd and aggressive looking is pursued and attacked. When it comes to “fight or flight” a bass that is in a territorial mood will always fight.
When it comes to the top bass lures, I have an opinion just like everyone else, and I lean toward plugs, crank baits and spinner baits. I may have a few frogs or take the time to catch a couple crayfish but the artificial frogs and crayfish work pretty good.
Remember to not get to set on any specific bass bait, if it is not working just change it. If you don’t you may just be having a day that is better than any other day at the office.