In this article I'm going to discuss some of the best
bass lures for the spring of the year. Of course these bass lures
aren't the only options that are available, but they are some of the
more popular and effective choices for the spring of the year. The bass
can be a very finicky fish, and this fact may not be more prevalent
than in the springtime.
Spring bass fishing offers many
challenges including, but not limited to: high and/or muddy water,
drastic weather/barometer changes, and dramatic temperature changes.
Spring bass fishing can be quite a challenge, and any using any or all
of these bass lures will help your cause.
Rattling Baits - In the spring of the year many times you're
fishing heavy cover or muddy water. In both of these situations a lure
that makes noise, whether it be a rattle trap or rattling spinner bait,
helps the bass locate the lure. As you more than likely know the bass
is an ambush predator and the faster they can "locate" your bait the
better. Any bass lure that rattles is a great spring bass fishing lure.
Crayfish Imitations - In many lakes crayfish hibernate in
the winter and as the water temperatures start to rise in the spring
the crayfish come out of hibernation. When this begins to happen a
crayfish imitation is one of the best bass lures you can use. Keep an
eye on the waster temperature, and as it begins to rise, any crayfish
imitation can be a great choice in many lakes.
Crankbaits- In the spring of the year the weather
gets warmer along with the water temperatures. As this happens bass
begin to feed heavily after a long winter of being lethargic. This is a
great time to throw lifelike crankbaits, which means lures
that look as lifelike as possible. Do your best to use bass fishing
lures that look as much like the natural forage of the water you're
fishing as possible. Lifelike crankbaits can be "just what the doctor
ordered" in the spring of the year.
Poppers - In the springtime, poppers can be a very effective
bass lure. Normally poppers should be fished in 2 to 4 feet of water or
when bass are actively feeding on the surface. Poppers are a much more
subtle top water bait than most and can be very effective in the
spring. Remember to be patient when fishing poppers, don't be in too
much of a hurry.
Any of the above bass fishing
lures would be a great choice in the spring of the year. If you don't
have any of these options in your tackle bag, add them sooner rather
than later. You'll be glad you did.