If you want to catch more Texas bass, one of these seven lures should do the trick.
Bass fishing, or any fishing for that matter, can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It's not the fishing itself.
Stepping into the bass fishing department can be a pretty daunting experience, especially when you notice all the different styles, shapes, colors, and actions of lures.
Here are some tried and true lures that will bring in some Texas bass to help you out.
7. Stick Baits
Stick baits are topwater baits and are best used in warmer water where Texas bass feed aggressively. They are deadly lures if you use enough of a side-to-side, lifelike action.
Texas bass seem to key in on buzzbaits when the water is warm and they are aggressively feeding.
Buzzbaits can often be retrieved efficiently across the tops of weed beds, because the blades that make noise also help propel the lure across the surface.
Poppers are another type of topwater bait and rely on the "popping" noise or splashing they make against the surface of the water.
This action simulates a wounded fish, and it can pull in Texas bass from several feet away.
Plastics, such as grubs, flukes, worms, and frogs aren't really a type of lure. They simply replace your bait of choice. You can easily add them to plain hooks, jigs, or other similar setups.
You can use spoons as weedless lures to escape thick weed beds and cut through them. They are hefty, and their wobble and flash can quickly attract a big Texas bass.
Use spinnerbaits through heavy cover, because the skirts surrounding the hook help deflect it from snags.
However, the spinner blades provide flash and vibration to draw fish in for a closer look. The lure pictured below combines a plastic lure with the hook for added enticement.
1. Rattling Crankbait
Crankbaits can be very realistic and come with various bill sizes to reach different diving depths.
If you are fishing with smaller crankbaits with corresponding hooks, try upsizing the trebles to a few sizes larger. It shouldn't affect the action very much, but can make hook ups more likely.
Enjoy slaying that monster Texas bass this summer using these lures!