A Beginner's Guide: Lures and Soft Bait
Topwater lures: Topwater lures can be some of the most exciting techniques to fish because of the aggressive strike they provoke. These surface baits are buoyant and are typically jerked or twitched across open water or over lily pads to imitate frogs, mice, minnows, or insects that bass feed on.
Hard baits: Hard baits come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. These types of baits imitate minnows and other types of swimming prey. The lip of the crankbait is designed to get the bait down to a specific depth. Generally, the larger the lip, the deeper the crankbait will dive.
Soft plastic: Soft plastic lures come in a variety of sizes, colours, and shapes. When selecting the perfect bait, you should consider what type of bass you are looking to catch. A variety of factors, like water colour and clarity will decide what colours should be used to increase your chances of success.
Spinnerbaits: Spinnerbaits create flash and turbulence in the water, which mimics the wounded bait that naturally attract bass in the wild. These baits come in a variety of different styles and are typically weightless to allow fishing in different depths and conditions.