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Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart

Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart

Whether you’re a professional fisherman or just like fishing for pleasure, you look for fishing equipment at some point. There are many factors, however, it is tough to know what aspects to consider when choosing the best lure for bass fishing. This article will provide you with some broad ideas about when to cast a bait and give you a basic framework from which you may improve your knowledge. Read on!

Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart

The most important factors to be considered while selecting a lure for bass fishing is the type of water, temperature and the season, here is the complete guide revolving around these factors:

SeasonWater TemperatureMuddy WaterClear Water
Summer70 to 80+ oCfrogs, shallow crankbaits, buzz baits, football jigs, big worms, deep diving crankbaits, plastics,top waters, plastics, frogs, spinnerbaits, flipping jigs, jigging spoons, drop shot, swimbaits
 75 to 70 oCshallow crankbaits, smaller plastics, spinnerbaits, jigs,spinnerbaits, smaller worms, top waters, frogs, buzz baits, punching baits
Winter30 to 40 oCslow spinnerbait, jigs, crankbaitHair Jigs, grub, Jigging Spoons,
 40 to 50 oCshallow crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbaitsjigging spoons, lipless crankbaits, blade baits, finesse crankbaits, jerkbaits, grubs
 50 to 55 oCshallow crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbait, jigsJerkbaits, slow rolled, lipless crankbaits
 55 to 60 oCflipping plastics, lipless crankbaits, creature baits, vibrating jigsbuzz baits, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, plastics, swimbaits
Spring60 to 65 oCspinnerbait, crankbait, plastics, buzz baitjerkbaits, craws, creatures, jigs, tubes, some top waters
 65 to 70 oCPlastics, spinnerbait, buzz bait, frogstop waters, jigs, plastics, crankbaits, swimbaits
Fall70 to 65 oClipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, worms, buzz baits, frogsshallow crankbaits, drop shots, jigs, offshore worms,
 65 to 55 oCbuzz baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigsshallow crankbaits, swimbaits, worms, blade baits
 55 to 50 oCshallow crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, lipless baitsblade baits, lipless crankbaits, jigging spoons, finesse crankbaits, topwater
 50 – oC blade baits, spinnerbaits slow rolled, jerkbaits jigging spoons,

Final Words

The selection of the best fishing lure depends upon many factors such as size, shape, color of the bait, but among all the most important factor is the type of water which a bass prefers to live in. This article gives a complete guideline about the type of water, temperature, and the selection of suitable bait in a particular season, to increase the catch rate.

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