Best Lures for Bass - The Perfectly Packed Tackle Box
Australia bass fishing is one of the most exciting, invigorating
types of fishing in the world. There’s a lot more to it than just
throwing a bait out and hoping it will get bit. You have to be able to
outsmart the bass. They’re on to you, and if you don’t make your
presentation correctly you may miss a lot of them before you even get a
good look at one; particularly in heavily fished areas. Your mission,
should you decide to accept it, is to stock your tackle box and become
familiar with the best bass fishing lures for bass fishing.
To Catch Bass, You Must Think Like A Bass
That’s the goal: Learn what forage is in the fish’s habitat. If there
are a lot of bait fish, you need a lure that resembles a bait fish;
maybe a perch or a minnow (Rapala is a good brand for these). If there
are crayfish, you might try a lure that looks like a crawdad or a
shrimp. Any lizards? Try a plastic bait that looks like one of those.
So you have a lot of options, you just have to know the water where
you are fishing. If the water is clear, try a top water bait; plugs,
poppers, fizzers (makes a buzzing noise), paddlers, flies or frogs. Or
try a wobbly crank bait just under the surface.
Top Water Baits/Surface Lures
Maybe the most popular of all bass fishing lures in Australia is the
surface lure. To be sure, this may also be the most exciting way to land
a lunker. Catching a bass will get your blood flowing anyway, but
watching a surface explosion as an angry bass attacks your lure is a
real heart stopper. Sometimes they will come straight out of the water
and it seems as though they sound just like a freight train.
There are many ways to work a top water bait, and every way should be
tried until you start catching fish. Some baits should be cast out and
reeled in steadily, some should be allowed to sit for a few seconds then
brought in some more, some should be ‘popped’ all the way back in.
Popping is a method of jerking the bait to cause a commotion in the
water, and doing this either steadily all the way in, or as before, with
Australia bass fishing with plastic baits is not as popular as using
surface lures, but should be explored. Plastics (they look and feel more
like rubber) require good technique because you really have to move a
plastic bait in a fashion that resembles the real-life action of a worm,
lizard, crayfish or water you are using. These are mostly used with
light weights to get them down near the bottom, and then inched in
slowly with pauses. I recommend you experiment with weightless Flukes
and Senkos. You can thank me later.
Spinner Baits and Crank Baits
Spinner baits have flashy spinners, or blades, attached that ‘spin’
around as you reel them in. There’s a lot of debate on exactly what they
are supposed to resemble, but whatever it is, they work. These are
especially good in the morning and cloudy windy days.
Crank baits get their name because you ‘crank’ them in with your
reel. These come in every shape and color you can imagine, and usually
resemble bait fish. Many anglers love them and use them all the time.
There are shallow, medium and deep divers, and they are all great for
covering a lot of water quickly while searching for bass.
Whatever bass fishing lure you decide is your favorite, every tackle
box should include something to cover all three of the above mentioned
water columns. So, maybe you would like some plugs or poppers for
surface fishing, a crank bait or spinner bait for the middle column, and
a bag of plastic worms and some jig heads to cover the bottom. Loaded up
with these tools, you’ll have the perfectly packed tackle box and you’re
likely to be the winner in the Australia bass fishing game.