This article will explore the best bait for largemouth bass. This seems like a pretty daunting task, doesn’t it? I mean there are so many different baits that can be used for largemouth bass that narrowing it down seems all but impossible. But, at the end of the day, it’s not and there are certain baits that are more effective than others when it comes to fishing for largemouth bass.
Since the true “best bait” is impossible to determine and up to an individual angler’s personal preference and skill, this article will list 5 of the best baits for large mouth bass and it will be up to you to try them to determine your personal favorite. The important thing to remember with any bait is the more that you use it the better you will become at fishing it, and thus the more effective it will be. These 5 baits certainly need to be a part of any serious bass fisherman’s arsenal.
These baits are being listed in no particular order and are all effective. The bottom line is that the best bait for large mouth bass is among these choices.
Artificial Worms – Artificial worms (or plastic worms as they are sometimes called) are probably the most recognizable large mouth bass bait of all time. Artificial worms can be fished in many different manners with some of the most popular being a Carolina rigged artificial worm and a Texas rigged artificial worm. The bottom line is that artificial worms are certainly great bait for bass of all kinds.
Live Bait – Live bait is certainly great bait for any fish, but live bait is one of the best baits for large mouth bass. Some of the more popular and effective live baits for largemouth bass are large shiners or large night crawlers. The key with fishing any live bait is to rig your bait in the most natural manner possible, so as not to bring attention to the hooks and keep the focus of the offering on the bait itself.
Shad Imitations – A favorite bait of largemouth bass is the shad. In many waterways shad are extremely abundant and bass feed on these bait fish heavily. Thus a realistic shad imitation can be, and is the best bait for large mouth bass on many, many waterways. Shad imitations should be a part of any serious bass anglers repertoire.
Top Water Baits – Top water baits are not only a great bait for bass, but this type of bait is also extremely exciting to use. Catching large mouth bass on top water baits is as much fun as can be had while clothed and something that every bass fisherman needs to experience. One of the biggest keys to using this bait for large mouth bass is to use it when the water you are fishing is completely flat. The less wind, the better when it comes to using this effective large mouth bait.
Spinnerbaits – When it comers to covering a lot of water, there may be no better bait for large mouth bass than a Spinnerbait. These baits are very easy to fish and are a favorite choice for many bass fishermen. Spinnerbaits come in a myriad of configurations and are certainly among the best bait for large mouth bass on almost any body of water.
Among the 5 baits listed above is certainly the best bait for largemouth bass. If any of these baits aren’t a part of your tackle box, I would suggest you add them sooner rather than later.