what is your favorite bass lure?

Ever Aguilar

    just wondering what your guys's favorite bass lures are for 2012? and what were your top picks for 2011?

Posted by Ever Aguilar Expert Member created over 5 years ago - last updated over 4 years ago
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Jessica & Angelo

2012 so far? It's nothing, NJ bass pattern's been all messed up.

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Ever Aguilar

 well i gotta tell you my favorite is a deep diving minnow by cotton cordel it cost me two dollers at wallmart and it was kick ass till i lost it to a snag in the weeds.

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Daniel Plaza

depends on the water im fishin. i like soft baits but hands down  i use the sr7 by rapala

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Joel Hi-lander

So far the Zoom salty super fluke is working for me... The watermelon seed and the baby bass are my two favorite. I just started bass fishing last year so there is still alot to learn. So much fun!...

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Daniel Plaza

joel ur right my fav worm is made by zoom its the 8 inch finesse watermelon magic  worm and of course some kicken bass scent all over it with a 1/0 ower hooks with a  split shot, they are all over it this year. last year it was the pumkin brush hogs but they really are biting those as much

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Ray N

Great Post! I am really looking forward to some of the responses.

Right now my vote goes to my 5 inch Bitters Bait Salty Sling - Blue with silver sparkle stick worm. This is just like other stick worms. Bitters Bait is a bait shop right down the road from me. I have tried other colors but the blue and silver has out fished 7 to 1 in recent trips!

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Dennis Huskins

Smaller Bass love my Mepps Aglia #4 gold with a brown tail. Large bass love my 12 inch curly tailed bluish silver flecked Worm hook weedless with a Teaxas 4/0 1/8 oz weighted hook dragged slowly on the bottom and thru the cover.  

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Ever Aguilar

ive just gotta say man, bass jigs love me some bass jigs they are extreimly underrated for bank anglers and i just love fishing jigs for me i think they are one of the most productive ways of catching bass from shore!

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John Wright

soft plastic..baby brush hog,if not spinner baits but thats what i usually fish with my favorite lure to catch them on is a top water frog

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Bill Greenwald

this year all over the place; in-line spinners, spinnerbaits, crank baits.  but lately Texas rigged Shim-e-stik worms by Strike King have produced  the most bites. ( Baby bass colored or Watermelon green with red and black flecks)

Last season, Shim-e-stiks were my most productive.  same colors.

 

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D Kenny

i like the dirt 7 inch strikeking 3x worms

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Ever Aguilar

wow got a lot of replys, and one thing that i noticed is almost every one has a diferant favorite lure, i was trying to figure out what the best lure to use would be but it looks like every fisherman has a differant way of catching em. GREAT INFO!!!!

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Señor Navarro

I've also used the Cotton Cordell lures. Not bad for the $. Right now I've been using Yum Dinger worms wacky rigged.

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Jessica & Angelo

Charlie Brewer Slider's 4in Junebug worm. Been using them for 10years and it's the only kind of worm I will use

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D Kenny

strikeking 3x lol i dont know how new they are but i just found out about them this year love them

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Mike Mcdaniels

Any thing drop shot with the new Spin Shot  drop shot hooks. brings things way more action.

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Adam Trahim

It would have say a  Zoom Trick worm, in a reaction color like white or pink. Rigged on a 2/0 gamakatsu, fished with a 7' med fast action baitcaster. This is my goto, and there is good reason for it. It is my personality coming out in my fishing.

I am bold and loud, like the reaction color. I am also quite limber for such a big guy, trick worm, I am also very methodical in my approach, finess fishing.

The trick worm allows me to work at any depth in the water, any speed, and I can hit quite a few holes in the pads/matts with just one cast. This is why the long 7' pole is a must, this allows me to work the bait around the cover, steering it in a way.


You can tell a lot about a person, by watching them fish!

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Tyler C

either a 3" white curly tail grub, or else a heddon tiny torpedo in green and white... Ive had pretty good luck with an assortment of divers too anywhere from 1' - 16' 

Posted by Tyler C Expert Member over 4 years ago - Report Abuse

trolling...the biggest rebel or rapala I have. Floater or jointed.

From shore, hulapopper.

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Connor Fabian

you guys have to try the zoom lizard the bass kill this thing. it looks super realistic all of its legs and tail spin  http://zoombait.com/2012/05/in-fisherman-features-green-pumpkin-four-inch-mini-lizard/

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Mike Mcdaniels

Been fishing at least 4 days a week this yr. a lot of tournements and just taking the kids or with friends. They will all throw every thing in their box or mine. Tournement day I have 5 rods. 1 drop shot 1 split shot 1 foot ball jig, 1 spinner , 1 top water and depending on lake it's a frog or popper.  Shore fishing it's drop shot or split shot. I have really fine tuned the art or a finesse worm and I must say skinny bear bass jig shad eye 2, stroker 4.5" purple/blue worm, robo purples and blacks are all I need. I remember being younger and not having the patience to fish a plastic worm for longer then 2 cast. Now people can't believe I will fish 8+ hrs a day with a plastic worm. For fun or in a pressure tournement senerio I know I can get the job done with a finesse worm.

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Ever Aguilar

ok Ive made up my mind!!! number one bait jig and craw!!!!!!!!!!!! hands down!!!!!!!! no if ands or buts!!!!!!!!!! ( the bistsy flip jig by strike king with a chigger craw by berkly) this is my favorite lure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (over time things are subject to change again) for now its number one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lenny Trout

Big-ass "no dinks please" spinnerbaits!

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AD37 .....

As of 2012..I agree with EVER...the 3/8oz or 1/2 oz Swim/Flip Jig + craw trailer = DEADLIEST Big Bass/Lunker Lure...got my biggest fish this year, during mid summer on that lure.....cannot go wrong with a Dirty Jigs/craw trailer...

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Bill Greenwald

Revisiting this discussion after 5 months of great fishing, without a doubt a 5" finesse worm either Strike King Shim-e-stik or Kinami flash have produced best.  Top colors were Junebug or Red Shad, but Baby Bass, Sweet tater pie, and Watermelon green have also done well.

I texas rig on a 3/0 Extra Wide Gap hook without any additional weight.  Most of my fishing is done within 25 yds., any farther I lose feel for the worm.  It won't crash through heavy weed, but stays fairly clean.

Looking forward to a productive fall with these baits.

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Mike Mcdaniels

Ok so after this weekend, I'm gonna say that the Warmouth by Big Bite Baits that Dean Rojas designed is a bass slayer as long as the lake or pond holds 2lbers and bigger. And toss them on slop weightless like a frog and hold on. It's like a immature blue gill got trapped and is flopping on top the moss. Stupid crazy explosions.  It's a fun bait.   Also Skinny bear bass jigs shad eye 2 rigged Texas 2/0 split shot 1/8 oz 18" from the bait works so good right now on inactive fish.

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Brett Oetting

5-7" ribbon tail soft plastics, pumpkinseed, green color by Power Bait or Yum, Texas rigged, slow retrieve with three 7" tugs and a pause. Also like green Senkos, weightless, wacky rigged, drift to bottom, pause, then slow retrieve.

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Mike Mcdaniels

Horny toad kicking tail frogs. Been so fun past few weeks. To be honest it depends we're I'm fishing. I've had luck on just about every thing I've thrown. I'm just enjoying bass fishing this yr. also a trailor for bass jigs I recently had good luck with is the jr brush hog color matched to the jig. They are tiny and the 4 tails add the right action for a fleeing craw dad.

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Ever Aguilar

im also a big fan of using baby brush hogs as trailors on jigs they work great, add some craw scent by gulp and its even more efective in my opinion. 

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