Matching Lures to Largemouth Bass Location and Aggressiveness
Match your lure style to bass depth, position and aggressiveness in and around weeds. The right lures minimize snags while maximizing fish response. The key to catching largemouth bass is the combination of noise and speed. We’ve had to experiment with a variety of lures to find the right combination, and it’s been working well.
Different Lures for Different Depths and Cover
When it comes to fishing for largemouth bass, you don’t need a lot of lures, but you do need a variety of lures that can move in different locations in the water columns, different speeds, and different actions.
For example, crankbaits are great for fishing the edges of weeds and wood, both across their tops and alongside the cover. If you need to penetrate deeper into the edges of heavier cover, spinnerbaits may be a better choice due to their snag-resistant design. Texas rig worms, jigs, and heavy punch baits work better for fishing down into holes or probing down deeper into the bottom edges of cover when bass are less active. Topwater lures are great for fishing across the surface, which is the largest edge in the lake, especially when bass are active enough to rise up and reach for the sky.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, roller jigs or drop shots are ideal for vertical fishing the deep fringe of rocks.
Putting the Pattern Together
Today, we had to assemble the pattern by checking the different types of habitat, working the different types of edges, and using the right type of lures for every situation. Little by little, we put the pattern together and ended up catching a bunch of nice bass.
The same type of situation can be done on the water. It takes a little observation and experimentation, and you’ll be catching bass in the boat like these.
Fishing for largemouth bass doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right combination of noise and speed, and the right lures for the situation, you can be sure to have a successful fishing trip.