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I know I'm going to get a lot of different answers. Hopefully I might find something new to try. What is the best all around bass lure? 

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jig and pig

 

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For catching bass in general, drop shot. For catching big bass, jig and what ever trailer your prefer. 

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I've had a lot of luck lately with brush hogs.

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slug-go's or senko's because of their versatility. You can fish them in almost any way you like (drop shot, t rig, wacky rig, Carolina etc.)

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Don't mean to be a smart a#$ but the best lure is what they are biting right now, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but now.

I usually have 5 rod/reel combos rigged with different types of lures and start the trip off with no preconceived notion of what they will bite.

Catch a lot more fish with this approach.

Give them a chance and the fish will tell you what's working.

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What davecon said..

But if I had to fish with one lure for the rest of my life, would probably be a black w/ blue flake senko. 

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18 minutes ago, davecon said:

Don't mean to be a smart a#$ but the best lure is what they are biting right now, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but now.

I usually have 5 rod/reel combos rigged with different types of lures and start the trip off with no preconceived notion of what they will bite.

Catch a lot more fish with this approach.

Give them a chance and the fish will tell you what's working.

6-8 " plastic worm is consistently what they are biting today.

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51 minutes ago, davecon said:

Don't mean to be a smart a#$ but the best lure is what they are biting right now, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but now.

I usually have 5 rod/reel combos rigged with different types of lures and start the trip off with no preconceived notion of what they will bite.

Catch a lot more fish with this approach.

Give them a chance and the fish will tell you what's working.

This is my problem, I go out there thinking this should work, and this is what I wanna throw, seems like that's never what they wanna bite :rolleyes:

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With the invention of the plastic worm Nick Crème forever changed bass fishing; the wide array of shapes, colors, and techniques available to the plastics angler can not be matched by spinner baits, crank baits, jigs, spoons or top water lures.

Plastics can be fished at any depth, during any season, under any weather condition and still produce bass no other lure holds that distinction.

Studies have proven that the plastic worm is the only lure made that a BASS CANNOT REMEMBER!

That is, a bass will continue to strike a worm even after repeated catches, whereas a bass will "turn off" to other lures, spinner baits and crank baits etc. after wearing them out on them. That's why you cannot continue to catch them on your honey hole with the same lure over and over. Bass will stop eating that which will eradicate them. Not true with the plastic worm, however. Although we all know bass will prefer a different bait at different times (i.e. "the pattern") you can always go back to the worm to catch them.

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I know bass hit different lures at different times. Figured I'd hear a few different people's go to lures. Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'm going to get a few more lures and some more plastic worms. Lol

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3 hours ago, Root said:

I know bass hit different lures at different times. Figured I'd hear a few different people's go to lures. Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'm going to get a few more lures and some more plastic worms. Lol

This is what you will see 90% of the time tied to my rods:

1.- 6-8 " Texas rigged soft plastic worm

2.- 3/8 oz single Tenn gold blade spinnerbait

3.- 1/2 oz Lipless crank

4.- 1/2 oz jig ( trailer may be a grub, a frog, a worm, a creature or a craw )

5.- lipped deep diving crankbait

I could carry more rods and have more baits tied to them, but I pretty much always carry 5 and that´s what you will see, why 90% of the time ? because that´s what they are biting today.

Anglers put too much emphasis on the bait when they should be puting emphasis on the location and presentation.

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Hard to beat a 5" senko. It can be rigged so many different ways. Either weightless or with some added weight. It will almost always catch some fish. 

Texas rigged 

wacky rigged

neko rigged 

 

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51 minutes ago, Raul said:

This is what you will see 90% of the time tied to my rods:

1.- 6-8 " Texas rigged soft plastic worm

2.- 3/8 oz single Tenn gold blade spinnerbait

3.- 1/2 oz Lipless crank

4.- 1/2 oz jig ( trailer may be a grub, a frog, a worm, a creature or a craw )

5.- lipped deep diving crankbait

I could carry more rods and have more baits tied to them, but I pretty much always carry 5 and that´s what you will see, why 90% of the time ? because that´s what they are biting today.

Anglers put too much emphasis on the bait when they should be puting emphasis on the location and presentation.

#1: Texas rig either unweighed or a 1/64-3/16 weight

#2: Texas rig with a 3/16 or 1/4 oz

#3: Jig-n-Craw 1/4-1/2 oz

#4: Punch rig either a Texas rig or Jig

#5: Spinnerbait, Trap, or buzzbait

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#1  T rig plastic worm

#2 Med diving crankbait 5 to 10  foot

#3 shallow diving crankbait  1 to 5 foot

#4 deep diving crankbait  10 to 15 foot

#5 spinnerbait/ buzzbait

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Raul and catt hit home runs with their posts. Read  closely gentleman!

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A jig with your preferable trailer, can mimic most anything and can downsize if need be.

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The best lure is the lure you have the most confidence in.

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Senko

Wacky rigged

or....

Gary Yamamoto Shad Shaped Worm

Drop shot

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Jig

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Plastic worm.  Weighted or no weight rigged any way you want......

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1. T-rigged senko, weightless or with a tungsten weight depending on depth/cover

2. Wacky rigged senko

3. Soft paddle tail swimbait

4. Cavitron buzzbait

5. Spinnerbait, typically with a gold Colorado blade but will vary with water clarity  

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The only two baits I've ever consistently caught similar numbers and size between the three species are a 4" finesse worm and a spinner bait. 

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Plastic worm. I would say Soft baits in general are the best thing to ever happen to fishing.

I love all the new options available with Elaztach and floating plastics coming along, but best lure ever would be Nick Creme's original Plastic worm, which morphed into all the soft baits today as I understand it. You could take away all my hardbaits and I could leave the dock feeling good, but take away my soft baits and I would be lost and probably would rather go saltwater fishing.

Lures I always have tied on.

Rapala Floater, Jig, Plastic baits....Lipless cranks, Chatterbaits, Spinnerbaits, but I would take a 4" Paddle tail swimbait as a bait that can catch fish in any situation depending on how you rig it. Any brand, you can always turn it into a fluke, 

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