For anyone who enjoys the sport of bass fishing, they are constantly faced with the issue of finding the right fishing lures for bass.
The simple act of walking into a lure shop can be quite intimidating with literally thousands of different lures available in a variety of styles. Obviously, the best lures for bass are the ones that produce the most success.
Depending on preferences, the experienced bass fisherman will usually carry multiple types of lures to cover a wide range of fishing conditions. For the inexperienced bass fisherman, there are five basic styles, including crank-baits, spinner-baits, top-waters, jigs and plastics.
In order to find the best bass lure, one has to know what conditions they will be fishing in and what type of lure is successful in those conditions.
Best Bass Fishing Lures
Here are SeaKayakerMag.com’s 10 highest rated bass fishing lures:
This list is designed to help the casual fisherman identify the best bass lures on the market. With more experience, the casual fisherman will learn which conditions these lures will be most effective.
1. Yamamoto Senko Bait
In the plastic genre, this is by far one of the most popular lures. The product is price around $1 per unit and comes in a wide variety of colors suitable for all water conditions. The item is easy to rig and comes injected with a salt ingredient that drives fish mad.
2. Discover Fish® New Multi-jointed Fishing Life Like Hard Lure Swimbait Minnow Crank Shad Herring Bait Bass Pike Muskie Crucian 22
With this crank-bait, it’s the multi-joint feature that makes the bait look like it’s swimming. The package comes with four lures, made with ABS plastic, steel wire, 3D eyes, and a rattle. Suitable for both salt and fresh water fishing. Priced at about $20 for the package.
3. Dynamic Lures Trout Fishing Lure
Don’t let the name fool you. This product works great for bass. This slow sinking crank-bait lure comes with multi rattle chambers filled with BBs, coated ABS plastic and size #10 treble hooks. Available in two sizes and over 20 different colors. Priced between $5 and $8.
4. Rapala Rattlin 05 Fishing Lures
Bass love that rattling sound and this lure comes with a special “tuned” sound chamber loaded with BBs. Other features include a balanced design in eight different color schemes, #3 treble hooks, and suitable for long casting with a variety of retrieve rates. Priced at about $5 per lure.
5. Lot 5pcs 9g 7cm Fishing Topwater Floating Popper Poper Lure Hooks Bait Crankbait
This is one of the very best top-water crank-baits on the market. The product comes in a wide variety of color schemes that are sure to attract bass. The item comes at a length of 9 cm with a #6 high carbon steel Treble hook. A pack of five lures comes priced at around $10.
6. South Bend “Lunker” Bass Spinner Kit
In the spinner-bait genre, this item rates towards the top of the list. The package comes with six lures in popular and productive colors for all types of water condition plus dressed #3 treble hooks.
7. Storm WildEye Swim Shad 03 Fishing Lures
This crank-bait lure was designed to look realistic, which is going to appeal to bass. The product comes with a realistic looking 3D wild eye look, strong soft bodies with bio-salt impregnated tails, holographic swimmin’ foil finish, and VMC needle point hooks. Eight color schemes are available at around $4 per lure.
8. Rebel Lures Crickhopper Fishing Lure
For something a little different to catch the bass off-guard, this lure can be used as a top-water lure or crank-bait lure to a cranking depth of 3 ft. The product comes in six colors schemes that represent crickets and grasshoppers at different times of the year. Priced at around $5 per lure.
9. Booyah Pond Magic
If a fisherman is in the market for a smaller spinner-bait product that works great in a clear freshwater environment, this product is the right choice. It comes with Mustard Ultra Point hook and 60 strands of silicone skirts in 12 different color schemes to attract base in different water conditions. Price at $3 per lure.
10. wLure 5 Hollow Body Topwater Frogs Fishing Lures
This item comes five lures to a package at a great price of around $6. The top-water lure features soft skin hollow body looking frogs with nigh resolution body detail and a unique weed-resistant hook design.