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Hello everyone, first post here but I need some help.  Last year while searching the good old internet I stumbled across a very nice list of tackle to basically get started bass fishing with.  The site had links to the products at Bass Pro and some links to Amazon I think.  It was some guys personal opinion on what to have as good starter tackle.  Well long story short, I cannot for the life of me find this site again.   I have a partial list of things I bought but I was thinking he had more stuff on his list so I was going to try and find it and buy the rest of the stuff on his list.  If anyone has any clue what I'm talking about or where I might be able to find it,  it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for any help.

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Where will you be fishing? The list will vary depending on where and how you will be fishing. There are some staples for sure, but I'm not bringing the same boxes to Mexico than I would to 1000 Islands.

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I fish in Ohio and Lower Michigan, all relatively small lakes.

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Buzzbait, Couple packs of Senkos, green pumpkin tubes, a frog, popper, spinnerbait, swim jig, some hooks and weights will be a good start. Then build knowledge and go from there. Learn everything you can from this site during the winter months. 

 

The biggest mistake I made when I first started getting serious about bass fishing was buying everything and anything. I had no plan or knowledge of how to effectively use the baits I was buying. Time on the water is the best learning tool.

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You are about to be deluged with a ton of different answers.

 

As a relatively recent rookie, my simple advice is this:  the popular and common baits work. 

Get a few lures out of the fundamental categories, in the standard weights/sizes.  

 

Take the time to go to a bass pro, or better yet a Walmart. Look at the lures.  You will get to know them when you see them.   Stick with common brands. 

 

You'll get too much advice about color.  Basic colors are good.  Pick colors you like.   If you need someone to tell you what to get?  Get green (it won't be called "green"), get blue/purple, get white, get black, get pink if you feel like it.  

 

Plastic worms. 

Mandatory: "Zoom" trick worms.  1 or 2 bags.  

Optional: 1 pack of Yum dingers.  

Optional: 3" Yum grubs.

 

Spinner baits.

If you are at Walmart, you will see Strike King, maybe War Eagle.  Pick up ideally 3 in different sizes and colors.

2 is also OK

 

Tackle:

Hooks: 2/0 and 3/0.  EWG or straight shank.  (I know, the size/type debate will rage.  Just grab two packs and go)

Bullet weights.  Maybe 1/4 oz or 3/8 oz.  I'd get 1/4 oz.  

If you buy the grubs, get 1 pack of 1/8 oz ballhead jigs or "Z man" Shroomz.  1/16 oz ideally.

 

 

Done.

About $45.

 

Learn to fish those and then next on the list are more classics:

A Rebel PopR or Heddon Torpedo.

No 9 Rapala floater in silver.

A buzzbait.

Senkos.

 

From there it gets wild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T-rig, spinnerbait, jig, grub/jighead, popper, jerkbait, crankbait, and swimbait are all great starter lures.

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2 hours ago, Ajlee said:

Hello everyone, first post here but I need some help.  Last year while searching the good old internet I stumbled across a very nice list of tackle to basically get started bass fishing with.  The site had links to the products at Bass Pro and some links to Amazon I think.  It was some guys personal opinion on what to have as good starter tackle.  Well long story short, I cannot for the life of me find this site again.   I have a partial list of things I bought but I was thinking he had more stuff on his list so I was going to try and find it and buy the rest of the stuff on his list.  If anyone has any clue what I'm talking about or where I might be able to find it,  it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for any help.

Do you have a spinning rod/reel or a baitcaster?

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Maybe try hooking up with a few local tackle shops and pick their brains. They will generally help out with that stuff is you’re gonna buy something. Just a thought. The range of this fishing stuff is too broad. Much of it is unnecessary to catch bass. Start out on the slow side and don’t get overwhelmed. 

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I just put together a box for a Navy buddy just getting started as a Xmas present, It looks a lot like this. These or similar lures from other makers should be a good place to start.

 

The important not sexy stuff:

Worm weights in 3 sizes (1/8, 3/16, 5/16)

Bobber stoppers

Round bend offset worm hooks in sizes 1/0, 2/0, 3/0

EWG hooks in sizes 3/0, 4/0, 5/0

Jig heads in 1/8, 1/4 oz

 

The work horses:

2 Spinnerbaits, 3/16 SK, 3/8 Booyah

1/4 oz buzzbait, Ford Model A color.

#3 Mepps Aglia

2 1/4 oz swim jigs

3/8 chatterbait

Bandit 100

CC Super Spot

KVD 1.5 shallow or Baby 1 Minus

#10 HJ

Booyah popper, what ever they are calling the Zell one these days.

 

The plastics:

Trick worms

Ultra vibe craws

Fat Albert grubs

Senko knock off, (I like the BPS, YUM, and the one with the tiki guy on the pkg).

Straight tail/Fluke type thing, BA, Sluggo, Caffeine shad or the like.

3 1/2" paddle tail

 

Nah, forget all that, maybe just a 3700 full of WPs...

 

 

 

 

 

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I have seen articles like you are talking about. They are done by the pro fisherman. Some info on this is good but you have to remember they are telling you to get products from the companies that are sponsoring them.

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Short list:

 

Topwater:  Megabass PopMax or Chugbug, Lucky Craft Sammy

Shallow: Norman Fat Boy, Bandit Rack-It and Bandit 200

Medium depth:  DT6

Deeper: Siebert Cosmic Spinnerbait

 

Soft Plastics:

GYCB Senko and Fat Ika

Rage Tail Menace, Lizard, Space Monkey, Hawg and Structure Bug

BPS Tender Tube #71

 

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Ah the good ole days of building up tackle. Before you know it, you'll have more plastic and lures than you know what to do with. 
If I am going out to do some bank fishing here is what I'll carry. 
2 rods. 1 spinning, 1 casting. 
Spinning rod 7ft medium, 15lb braid to 10lb fluro. Can throw just about everything
Casting rod 7ft-7ft'3 medium heavy. 30-50lb braid. Can also just about throw everything

Hollow body frog - white bottom, black bottom
Square bill - shad, craw/red color. KVD 1.5
3/8oz; spinnerbait, chatterbait, and buzz bait in white and chartreuse, black n blue, green-pumpkin
Senkos/bps "senkos" green-pumpkin. Multiple bags
Some kind of trickworm. Zoom, roboworm, berkley, etc. 
Various Jigs. Swim/pitching/casting jig in white, greenpumpkin, black n blue.
Greenpumkin craws. Rage craw, vile craw, etc. This is for jig trailers or standalone. 
Greenpumkin-ish paddle tail swimbait. Sk caffeine shad, swimming fluke. For trailers or standalone. 
VMC Neko hooks. You can use these to neko rig, wacky rig, or drop shot. 
Worm Hooks/ewg in 2/0, 3/0, 4/0
Weights - Worm weights in 1/4oz, and 1/2oz. Drop Shot weights in 1/4oz.
Wildcard: Ned Rig hooks - you can cut a senko in half and put it on this. (fish catching machine)  
Wildcard pt 2. A Whooper Plopper in the bone color. 

Kind of a longer list but you can go to just about every pond, lake, body of water and catch a bass with these.

Additional things to have fishing. A good pair of fishing/needlenose pliers with a line cutter. Polarized sunglasses (they dont have to be $200 sunglasses) this will help a ton breaking down the bank/water. A cheap backpack that is big enough to keep all of these items/big enough to hold 3700 tackle boxes. 

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Well after hours of searching the internet I found the website but...it no longer existed.  www.bassinyak.com  This guy had a pretty good write up on what to have to start out in bass fishing.  Not a professional selling tackle for his company, just a average guy with what worked for him.  But either  way I still don't have the whole list.  I found my order from tackle warehouse and this is what I bought.  If you guys have any other suggestions to add to this list let me know.  I appreciate any advice.

W.E. Trokar Colo/Wil Sexy Shad Col/Wil Gld/Sil 3/8   

KVD Shallow Squarebill Natural Bream                  

Strike King KVD HC Crank Black Back/Chart 1.5        

Strike King KVD HC Crank Black Back/Chart 2.5        
S.K. Elite Buzz Bleeding Black 3/8                   

Spro Mcstick 110 Wicked Perch                       
 

Booyah Pad Crasher Bullfrog                         

Terminator Football Jig Black Blue Purple 1/2oz      
 

Terminator Football Jig Pnut Butter Jelly 1/2oz      

Strike King Pro Jig Pumpkin Green Flk 3/8           
 

Gama Offset EWG 2/0 6pk                              
 

Gama Offset EWG 3/0 5pk                             
 

Gama Offset EWG 5/0 5pk                               

Gama Offset Round Bend Black 3/0 5pk                 

Gamakatsu G-Finesse Hybrid Worm Hook 3/0         

Water Gremlin Bull Shot Split Shot 3/16 12pk         
 

Water Gremlin Bull Shot Split Shot 1/4 10pk       
 

Swimmin Super Fluke Baby Bass                       

Zoom Ol' Monster California 420                       

Zoom Trick Worm Big Texan                            

Zoom Baby Brush Hog Bluegill                        

Zoom Brush Hog Glitter Bomb                         

Chompers Double Tail Trailer Watrmln Red/Purp 4"      

Strike King Rage Tail Grub Chartreuse Pepper 4"      
 

Yama 5" Senko Baby Bass                              

Original Wiggle Wart Nat. Red Crayfish               
Pro Model Crank Series 4 Sexy Sunfish               

Jackall I Prop IS Bluegill                            

Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Carolina Ready Rig 3/8oz  

Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp Carolina Ready Rig 1/2oz      

O-Wacky Tool                                        

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