We listed some of the best baits for bass that have proven themselves over the years and also we listed some of the newest, top selling baits today that show great promise or have already started winning tournaments. You can view videos and read reviews on these baits at the link here >> TACKLE AND BAIT REVIEWS AND VIDEOS
The Bandit Footloose is unique among Bandit Crankbaits for it's ability to be fished at extremely shallow depths. Slightly larger than Bandit 1000 series lures, The Bandit Footloose features a 2 inch body and low lip design that allow retrieves just under the surface. Excellent for shallow edges or submerged vegetation that grows near the surface. The Bandit Footloose Runs no more than 1 1/2 feet deep.
When bass are aggressive, there isn't anything much more efficient than burnin' up the banks with lipless crankbaits. The Super Spot, from Cotton Cordell, is a great one to tie on. The Super Spot mimmicks fleeing baitfish extremly well, and the rattles inside the bait give off the same vibrations as baitfish. Bass feel these vibrations along their lateral line and attack, most of the time, out of pure aggression. And when they slam the Super Spot, they'll almost pull the rod right out of your hands if you're not careful. So, buy a few and hold on!
Delivering a tantalizing wobbling and twitching action, the Damiki Striker is designed to suspend in the water column thanks to its fixed weight system, which also keep it perfectly balanced on the pause - attracting strikes from finicky fish. Extremely detailed and realistic as well with its etched gill plates and scale patterns, each bait also features large, black 3D eyes and a strong durable body construction. Easy to fish and control, the Damiki Striker is available in a variety of proven colors.
Dirty Jigs Swim Jig feature the Coosa River design. A 50 strand full skirt gives the Dirty Jigs Swim Jig a bulky profile for use in dirtier water or any time bass are targeting large shad or bream. There is no light wire hook here, the 5/0 3X Mustad hook is sharp enough to stick fish with little effort, but has all the strength of a heavy wire flipping hook. A large lead barb trailer keeper will secure any soft plastic. Dirty Jigs Swim Jig offers a bullet head and vertical line tie for better movement through vegetation. The Dirty Jigs Swim Jig's head is multi coated for durability and matches the skirt perfectly, offering a very realistic look.
The first choice for serious bass anglers, Gambler's Sweebo Worm is the only one designed for truly wacky worming. The egg sack in the middle of the worm helps to create the unique action that is unmatched by any other worm rig. These highly versatile worms can be fished in a number of different situations making them one of the most productive worms on the market.
Combining the body of a 6” Huddleston Deluxe Trout with the Tail of an 8” Huddleston Deluxe Trout, the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special Weedless delivers a hard-thumping action aimed at bass in-and-around cover. Built with a super-sharp, concealed hook, the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special navigates through heavy vegetation and brush with little-to-no snagging. In addition, the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special Weedless is also very collapsible, which exposes the hook easily and quickly for rock-solid hook sets.
Like the rest of the Huddleston family, the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special Weedless is capable of fooling the wariest bass with its incredibly lifelike details and precisely weighted action. Perfect for targeting bass in asylum, the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special Weedless explores areas of heavy cover with a big, hard-pounding tail action that is sure to put your culling system to the test.
One of the most advanced crankbaits to hit the market in some time, the Jackall Aska 60 SR was painstakingly designed and fine-tuned over a 5-year period by legendary lure designer, Seiji Kato. Perfect for pressured conditions, it is a silent runner with a precisely engineered fiberglass (circuitboard) square bill that provides it with a unique vibration and incredible deflection capabilities. The Aska’s internal balancing weight also allows it to track correctly almost immediately after deflections, and helps keep it centered and snag-free as it moves through cover.
Its slender body gives it a fast wobbling and rolling action, and its belly hook keeper features reinforced edges to keep the belly hook pinned closer to the center for better hooking capabilities and fewer snags. The modified hook keeper also allows you to add a larger hook without the hook snagging on the lip or rear treble. Available in a variety of detailed color options, the Jackall Aska 60 SR shallow-running, square-bill crankbait offers advanced performance you can’t find anywhere else.
The Keitech Swing Impact FAT offers anglers an extremely versatile bait that can be utilized with a number of techniques and in almost any scenario. The Keitech Swing Impact FAT is thicker than the original, but just as deadly on A-rigs, jigs, spinnerbaits, Texas-rigs, and Carolina Rigs. No matter how it’s fished, the beefed up paddle tail of the Keitech Swing Impact FAT creates a distinct swinging action that fish find irresistible. The Keitech Swing Impact FAT is also made with a special dual-injection molding process, which combines two different salted plastics and gives it a well-balanced action at any speed. Impregnated with a heavy dose of squid scent as well, the Keitech Swing Impact FAT is sure to become a familiar site in rod-lockers and stowaways everywhere.
This is the bait Mike Iaconnelli used to win the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. The Mann's Baby -1 is one of the hottest shallow running crankbaits on the tournament trail today, and for good reason. The one-piece molded body and lip are extremely strong and the thick paint and finish are chip-resistant. Throw the Mann's Baby -1 over submerged grass, across shallow flats and around stumps for rod busting strikes from hungry shad eating bass.
Constructed from premium balsa wood, the Rapala Shallow Shad Rap combines Rapala’s proven Shad Rap profile with a precisely engineered “L” shaped lip. Perfect for working through skinny water, the shallow running lip keeps the Rapala Shallow Shad Rap closer to the surface, and allows it to still maintain the classic Rapala “wounded-minnow” wobble that fish love. Simply cast the Rapala Shallow Shad Rap and allow it to sit until the ripples subside, then slowly retrieve it back to the boat. Bounce it off of stumps, rocks and any other structure in the area, it generates vicious reaction strikes. Hand-tuned and tank-tested, each Rapala Shallow Shad Rap is built to run true right out of the package. Also equipped with black nickel VMC hooks, the Rapala Shallow Shad Rap allows anglers to utilize the effectiveness of the Shad Rap in an even wider range of environments.
The Terminator T-1 Colorado Willow Spinnerbaits started a revolution in spinnerbait technology with their SnapBack Titanium wire frames. They last longer, never need re-tuning, and run straight right out of the package. It doesn't matter how many monster bass crush your lure, the titanium wire will SnapBack and keep its original shape. The natural baitfish heads also feature incredible detail, including 3D eyes. Beveled edge blades create more flash and vibration as well as a fish tail look, and the QuickSkirt System allows you to change skirt colors quickly without having to re-tie. Available in a wide range of colors, the Terminator T-1 Colorado Willow Spinnerbaits offer superior toughness, super sharp hooks, and an ideal blend of flash and vibration.
If there's been one lure that has changed the face of fishing over the years, it's the Yamamoto Senko. With its wide range of uses and subtle natural action, the Yamamoto Senko has quickly become a favorite with anglers all over the world. The beauty of the Senko is in it's simplicity. The Yamamoto Senko may just look like a thick round plastic worm but the fall rate created from the large amount of salt impregnated in the body drives fish mad. When rigged weightless the Yamamoto Senko falls horizontally with a seductive side to side tail action. Try wacky rigging or texas rigging the Yamamoto Senko and experience the versatility and effectiveness it provides.
Based on angler feedback, Z-Man made some key upgrades to the popular Z Man Original Chatterbait Elites. New, heavier duty, thicker blades offer increased durability and the same thumping action, and Z Man also replaced the painted blades with new metallic finishes so there is no paint chipping off or sticking. Now featuring new beefed-up Mustad Fastach Clips as well, the new clips are not only significantly stronger than the standard clip design, they are also very easy to attach to the blade.
The new Chatterbait Elites also still deliver the same incredible attention-to-detail as the originals -with custom airbrushed heads and matching skirts for that extra fish appeal. Super sharp 5/0 Gamakatsu hooks help you make the most of every strike, and new molded-in bait keepers help to reduce slippage and keep your trailers secure. Available in a range of proven colors, the Z-Man Original Chatterbait Elites are perfect for fishing around timber, rip rap, boat docks and a variety of aquatic vegetation.