Dive into the Diverse World of Lures

Dive into the Diverse World of Lures

Welcome back to our guide to Bass fishing with lures. This week we’re focusing on the different selection of lures you can use. Trust me, it's not just about a hook and bait anymore – we've got a whole new arsenal to entice those Bass!

  • Soft Plastics: The versatile soft plastics – a staple in every angler's lure box. From lifelike Sandeels to juicy creature bait (like Westin CreCraw), these lures come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. With multiple rigging methods, the choice is yours! Soft plastics are a go-to option when you need to employ a bit of finesse to encourage the Bass into taking. Soft plastics come in multiple applications too - the Drift Shoal Shad or Shoal Stick weedless lures are a great option for those looking to run the lure through beds of weeds for Bass that are feeding, without getting snagged or caught and losing the lure - or you can use a more exposed hook (for example, the Drift Shad) for fishing weed-free waters.

Two DRX Sandeels - White and Silver - Drift Fishing

  • Hard Diving Lures: Got a need for speed? Hard plastic diving lures are your ticket to reeling in Bass from the depths. Diving lures come in shallow, medium, and deep-running varieties, allowing you to explore every nook and cranny of the water. Whether you prefer the classic wiggle or the tight wobble, diving lures pitched at the right depth are sure to trigger strikes.
  • Topwater Lures: Is the water calm, clear, and does it just feel right? If so, brace yourself for heart-pounding action with topwater lures. One of the most popular lures on the market today, the Patchinko, has its reputation as one of the best for a reason. It’s just such a successful lure. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of seeing a Bass explode on the surface! From poppers to frogs to buzzbaits, these lures create a commotion that's hard for Bass to resist. Just be ready for some explosive strikes – it's Bass fishing at its most exhilarating!
  • Slow Pitch Jigs: When Bass are hunkered down in cover amongst wrecks and underwater features, it's time to break out the slow pitch jigs. With their tantalising wobbles, shuffles and slides slow jigs can tempt out even the most stubborn Bass.
  • Spoons: Let's not forget about the humble spoon, such as Dexter wedge, a timeless classic in the world of UK Bass fishing. These shiny, metallic lures flutter and flash, mimicking wounded baitfish with their tantalising shimmy. Whether you're fishing deep or shallow, spoons are a reliable option for enticing bass to bite.

So there you have it – a whirlwind tour of the diverse array of bass fishing lures available in the UK. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just dipping your toes into the sport, there's a lure out there with your name on it. So grab your gear, hit the water, and let the hunt for trophy Bass begin! Happy fishing, and tight lines! 🎣

Next week we’ll be covering rods & reels, arguably the most important aspects of your setup. With so many variations and weights, it’s easy to get snagged in the weeds, but we’ve got you covered. Make sure you come back next week to understand exactly what you should be looking for when purchasing your next lure fishing rod & reel.

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