Best Lures & Bait for Summer Bass Fishing

Don’t get frustrated fishing this Summer, Using the right tackle gear could land you the biggest bass of your life. Lures and presentations that catch bass during the Summer in a variety of waterbody types are the focus.

Jigs

Skirted jigs are great year-round bait. They catch bass in warm or cold water, in grass, rocks, woods, and open water. You can fish them in 2 feet deep or drag the bottom. In the winter, skip a brown jig/craw combo along steep rocky banks. In summer, thread on a paddle tail and swim a bluegill colored jig around shoreline grasses. The bottom line is that no matter the cover, depth, or season – Jigs will get you bites 365 days a year.

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Z-man Chatterbait is fueled by the wants, needs, and recommendations of avid anglers the world over, the Project Z ChatterBait is Z-Man's top-of-the-line bladed swim jig, taking the proven versatility and fish-catching performance of The Original ChatterBait to an entirely new level! 

 

Z-MAN PROJECT Z CHATTERBAIT   Z-MAN SKIMMER Z JIG

 

Jerkbait

Jerkbaits are not just winter bait. They are also great all summer long to rip through scattered grass or rapidly twitch them over expansive flats. The only rule of thumb for summertime Jerkbaiting is that you can’t fish one too fast.

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YOZURI 3DS MINNOW SUSPENDING 4 FISHING LURES features a unique diamond-shaped lip that causes the bait to run true even in strong currents or when fishing from an elevated position. This flat-sided hardbait has a tight wiggle action on a straight retrieve, and when fished in a twitch-pause-retrieve style produces a cutting action that gamefish find irresistible. The molded-in pectoral fins and available Internal 3D Prism Finish (select models) add to the lifelike appearance of this bait, which produces jolting reaction strikes. This particular version is 4” in size, thereby attracting larger gamefish. The 3DS Minnow is offered in both fresh and saltwater color patterns.

YOZURI 3DS MINNOW SUSPENDING 4 FISHING LURES  YO-ZURI F1135 HGBL 3DS MINNOW SUSPENDING LURE, 2-3/4-INCH, HOLOGRAPHIC GOLD BLACK

Craw

Although bass feed on a variety of different food species, the one thing they’ll never stop eating is crawfish. Crawfish are found in shallow weeds as well as deep rocks. Plastic craws can be fished on the back of a jig, flipped into cover, dragged on a Carolina rig, and fished on a shakey head. They imitate one of bass’ most important forage species, and as such work wonders anytime the bass are around crawfish.

Z-MAN TURBO CRAW Z   is adaptive, versatile fishermen will find them to be the ultimate swim jig or ChatterBait trailer, as well as a deadly soft plastic companion whether Texas rigging, Carolina rigging, flipping, or buzzing the top. Incredibly durable and lifelike, the bait's specially designed Turbo ClawZ thump at even the slightest rod movement or reel crank. As important, Z-Man's super buoyant ElaZtech® material allows the ClawZ to rise up off the bottom in a natural defensive posture.

Z-MAN TURBO CRAW Z  Z-MAN FLAPPIN CRAW Z

 

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