4 Spring Bass Lures That Work

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4 Great Springtime Bass Lures

In this article I’m going to discuss some of the best lures for catching bass in the spring. Of course these bass lures aren’t the only options 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 water temperature, and as it begins to rise, any crayfish imitation can be a great choice in many lakes.


 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.


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.

About Ken McBroom 307 Articles
Ken McBroom is an accomplished outdoor writer and photographer. Growing up in Lynchburg Tennessee allowed him many opportunities afield as a boy and young man. Later in life, after Desert Storm, Ken’s wanderlust took him to Alaska to live and work and experience the last frontier. Married now with two beautiful children, Ken now calls Kentucky home where he continues to communicate our American outdoor traditions and the lifestyle it offers.

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