Spring time is the super bowl for a lot of bass anglers, but you need to go out with the right lures if you want to catch the bigs! In this post we have a list of the best Spring bass lures that will get you more bites!
Best Spring Bass Lures
- Best Spring Bass Lure for Reaction Bites – Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap
- Best Lure for Covering Water – Strike King Thunder Cricket
- Best Spring Bass Lure for Fishing Around Cover – Berkley Powerbait General
- Best Spring Bass Lure for Fishing Beds – 6th Sense Stroker Craw
- Best Big Bass Lure – Berkley Stunna Jerkbait
When it comes to Spring bass fishing you have to come prepared with the right gear. Rods, reels, line, and of course lures. There are five types of lures you’re going to want to have with you. One for reaction bites, one to cover a lot of water, one to flip and pitch around cover, one for bed fishing, and then one to catch the big mamas.
Best Spring Bass Lure for Reaction Bites
Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap
- Affordable and can be found anywhere
- Simple design, but effective action
- Versatile – Can be fished different ways, at different speeds, and at different depths.
- Can be snagged easily if there is a lot of brush
- Paint and finishes can chip over time
Why We Like It
The Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is a classic bass lure. You probably already have one of these in your tackle box if you’ve been bass fishing for any amount of time. The simple design makes this lure vibrate through the water and create a bunch of noise as it runs through the water column. We also love how versatile this lure is. You can fish it fast or slow and vary your retrieve. You can hit all parts of the water column and even rip it through cover like a crankbait. On top of all that, it’s super affordable. You can pick them up at almost any tackle store and they come in a ton of different colors. We are a fan of the chrome color for most water conditions. Toss this around staging areas and around rocks and cover and it will definitely illicit a reaction strike.
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Best Lure for Covering Water
Strike King Thunder Cricket
- Comes in varying sizes for different water depths
- Good range of colors
- Great stout hook
- On the more expensive side
Why We Like It
When it comes to covering water, nothing beats a bladed jig. Our favorite bladed jig is the Strike King Thunder Cricket. The Thunder Cricket comes in varying sizes so you can fish it shallow, deep, and deeper waters. We love the color variations that it comes in and the solid stout hook. The vibrations from the blade make a good amount of noise and make it easy for bass to key in. We like to use a Mule Fishing Mule Minnow for a trailer for some added action on the tail. Rip this through grass or over bass beds and you’ll find where fish are very quickly.
Best Spring Bass Lure for Fishing Around Cover
Berkley Powerbait General
- Great size variation – 4-6 inches
- Wide range of colors
- Berkley Powerbait scent
- Medium to higher priced compared to other stickbait lures.
Why We Like It
Whether you call them, plastic worms, rubber worms, senkos, or stickbaits everyone has probably had some experience with an artificial worm. We like the Berkley Powerbait General for most presentations, but in the spring time we slap it on a Texas rig. The General comes in 3 different sizes – 4 inch, 5 inch, and 6 inch versions. It also comes in a wide range of colors. All of Berkley’s lures come with their patented scent that bass can’t resist. Flipping and pitching this around cover and working it around staging areas will be super effective. You can even work it around a bass bed and you’ll have a good change to get a bite.
Best Spring Bass Lure for Fishing Beds
6th Sense Stroker Craw
- Big claw profile
- Aggressive kicking action for water displacement
- Visible in the water
- Can tear easily after a few good bites
Why We Like It
The 6th Sense Stroker Craw is a great versatile bait. You can use it as a trailer for jigs or put it on a Texas rig. We love the white Stroker Craw for bed fishing for bass during the spawn because its very visible in the water. When you’re bed fishing you want to be able to see your bait because you might not feel the bite. Most of the time you wont feel any kind of bite at all, but if you can see your lure move you’ll know a bass has it. The big claw profile make it look like a predator about to eat a bass’ eggs which should illicit a strike. The only downside is after a few good fights with a bass the plastic tends to rip like most other soft plastics.
Best Big Bass Lure for Catching a Giant
Berkley Stunna Jerkbait
- Big profile and easy to see in the water
- Great action
- Perfectly weighted
- Finish comes off after extensive use
Why We Like It
Now if you’re looking for bigs, you’re going to want a big lure. The Berkley Stunna Jerkbait is a perfect lure for getting those big mamas in the Spring. We are a huge fan of the gold color because it gives off a ton of reflection as it’s being worked through the water and the slow sinking actions keeps it right in the strike zone. It has one of the best jerking actions from a jerkbait regardless of the type of knot you tie and as far as jerkbaits go they are moderately priced.
You’re going to want a jerkbait when waters are still warming up because the big mama bass aren’t going to want to chase their meal and will want something big to munch on. The Stunna is the perfect meal for a big ol Spring bass.
Best Bass Fishing Lures for Spring
We hope this has made your Spring bass fishing lure selection a little easier. There are plenty of lures out there that are proven to work time and time again. Pick any one of these and learn to use them right and you’ll be catching fish in no time!
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