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When to use what- lures #13606182 06/24/20 11:25 AM
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I’m getting more in to bass fishing and want to learn when it’s appropriate to throw each type of lure. For example, what dictates you throwing a square bill crankbait over a regular? Carolina rig vs Texas rig vs weightless? When do you choose a spinner bait? And so on. How about colors?

I appreciate any info!

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YouTube is full of great info.

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The bug has bit and the addiction begins.. lol as Lee said YouTube is a source of info. The internet in general. Search bass techniques and read till your tired! So many ways to catch them, so few days to get to go try.. I have bought so many lures that I have never ever tried. As far as when and where to fish a certain bait.. that changes everyday with the conditions. Calm slick water I will be throwing a worm, jig something quiet I can ease in on them. Same bank same fish, add wind and a spinner bait or crank bait comes out. Square bill helps in cover! Helps it bounce off snags. Fishing pressure changes things too. Trial and error.. good luck out there!

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Thank you both.

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You might also look up Youtube videos for guys in east Texas. There are a couple on Lake Fork, James Niggemeyer does good stuff.

And when you figure out which one to throw, let me know, because 9 times out of 10 I am not throwing the right bait!!

Keep it simple.


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Originally Posted by Skeeter_Ed
You might also look up Youtube videos for guys in east Texas. There are a couple on Lake Fork, James Niggemeyer does good stuff.

And when you figure out which one to throw, let me know, because 9 times out of 10 I am not throwing the right bait!!

Keep it simple.


Simple is definitely what I do now. I usually have a finesse worm on drop shot, a Regular bill crankbait, or rattle trap.

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The question of what to use and where depends on the water you fish and season/ time of day.


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I usually start out with a lipless crankbait and a weightless senko and go from there.


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early morning can be an awesome topwater bite or you may have to be in 25' with a c rig.

like said, conditions dictate what you start with and then it comes down to personal preference most of the time.
time on the water and even go with a couple of different guides and have them teach a technique.

different styles of chasin the lil green money monsters, whatever works for you is what is best.


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The answer is easy. Probably the easiest question in bass fishing to answer.

Step one: 80lb braided line.
Step two: Extra heavy action rod
Step three: Tie on Tackle box. Toss it out and see what bait gets hit first. Use that one. hammer

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This is a great article.

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Originally Posted by wh2004
I’m getting more in to bass fishing and want to learn when it’s appropriate to throw each type of lure. For example, what dictates you throwing a square bill crankbait over a regular? Carolina rig vs Texas rig vs weightless? When do you choose a spinner bait? And so on. How about colors?

I appreciate any info!


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I’m not so sure sir. I’m pretty lost.

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