3 Best Bass Lures That Work For Summer | Bass Fishing

Glenn: There you go. Nice. They’re in here. Keri: Come here you. Glenn’s getting the net. Come here, baby. Come here, come here. Come on, Glenn. Come on, Glenn. There we go. There we go. He’s got a sore on his tongue. There he goes. Glenn: Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com. Today, I want to talk to you about the top
three baits that I use during the summer tocatch bass. Now there’s a lot of baits out there that
catch them, but these are my three top confidencebaits. So if you’re struggling to try to figure out
what bait to throw during this time of theyear, then this video is really gonna help
you narrow down that choice. So let’s get started. The first one I want to talk about is the
Senko, which is, you know, the YUM Dinger,that sort of thing. That bait, all you gotta do is just Texas
rig it, rig it weightless and throw it inthe shallow water like you do in the springtime. A lot of guys fish it in the spring, they
fish it in, you know, by weeds, weed pads,you know, lily pads, along weed lines, they
skip it under docks, that sort of thing. And then when spring gets over and summer
comes, they put it away. And that in my opinion is a mistake because
this lure is very, very versatile. Sure. In the summertime, you can fish it in those
same areas that you did in spring, and youcan catch a lot of fish. Well, you can also fish it a lot of different
areas in different ways. So for example, in the summertime, a lot of
bass move off away from the shallow waterand into deeper water and they hang out in
an offshore or deeper structure. So long tapering points, humps, ridges, rock
piles, maybe in a stump field, there’s somelogs, sunken trees, something like that, a
little bit deeper, maybe a drop-off to a creekor river or something like that. So what I like to do is take that Senko and
I’ll rig it on something that gets down towhere the fish are. So you can put it behind a Carolina rig, for
example, or a split shot rig or a drop shot. There’s a lot of different ways to get that
bait down there and it’s just as effectivedown there in those deeper water areas than
they are in the springtime in the shallowareas. So for that reason, it’s versatility that’s
why I really like to have it during the summer. All right. So another type of bait that I like to fish
during the summertime is the Texas rig plasticbait. Now there’s a variety of reasons for that. Obviously they come in a lot of different
colors, a lot of different shapes, a lot ofdifferent sizes and different actions, which,
you know, if I was going to pick one typeof bait, that’s probably the one that’s the
most versatile but you can also fish it ina variety of different depths. So you can take a creature bait like a lizard
or maybe a Rage Bug, or you can take a plasticworm, any different size. You can fish anywhere from a 4-inch, maybe
straight tail worm to a 10-inch, 12-inch ribbontail worm or I’ve seen 18-inch ones even longer
and they work. And you can fish them in heaviest of weed
cover, which sometimes the bass, they buryup deep in those weeds and you got to go in
and dig them out. And Texas rig plastic baits are really, really
good lures to use in those situations becauseyou can get them down deep, you can get them
in those weeds and you’re not gonna get hungup, you can drag it on through that. Or, you know, later on, the summertime, mid
to late summer, those weeds like hydrillaand milfoil will mat over and form these thick
mats in the bass, will hang out underneath,they’re eating insects and baitfish, you gotta
get down to them. Well, put on a half-ounce to an ounce and
a half bullet sinker on it and throw it upin the air and let it fall right on that mat
and it’ll punch through it and get down towhere those bass are hanging out. So, you know, it’s a really cool way to fish
shallow water, but a lot of times in the summer,bass are out deep too, there’s a population
that hangs out and stays out there the entiresummertime. And so, you know, they might be on a hump
or a rock pile, maybe some deep stumps ortrees, maybe on a point somewhere up and down
that water column. Well, you just put it on the back end of a
Carolina rig or on a drop shot rig, or perhapsa split shot rig something like that, get
those plastic baits down to where those fishare and then you can fish it at whatever cadence
it is to match the feeding mood. You know, if they’re really aggressive, you
can hop along the bottom real quickly andreel it almost like a straight reeling it
in, you can get bites that way. Or if you hit a day, maybe a front has come
through and the bass aren’t as aggressive,you can drag it very slowly on the bottom
and pause it as much as you need to and youcan catch bass all throughout the entire summertime. So this is why Texas rig plastic baits are
in this list. There we go. Okay. He’s like a stronger fish than I anticipated
it. He’s not that big but. . . Keri: Fought like a good one. We caught a little fishy-poo. Look at the fishy. Oh, look at him go, run away. Glenn: Okay another type of bait that I like
to use is frogs and toads. Now I know technically they’re two different
baits, but I tend to lump them into one categorybecause they look similar, you fish them in
a similar fashion, and you fish them in thesame kind of areas. So I tend to lump it in the same sort of thing. So don’t get mad at me because I’m picking
two different lures. I know they’re different. But frogs, let’s start with that. Frog is a hollow body frog, I like it because
it floats and it’s weedless. You know, the hooks are right up against the
body, that collapsible body just, you know,when the bass crushes it, they get impaled
on it right away. But because of that weedless nature and because
it floats, you can throw it across heavy,heavy cover. So for example, when hydrilla, and when milfoil,
when it mats over the top, it gets that thickcover that canopy where the bass are hanging
out underneath it, that’s a great time tothrow a frog. Throw it over the top of that matted vegetation,
and just wind it back in, that’s all you gottado. And the bass will see it, and they’re tracking
up underneath it and they’ll blast right throughthat canopy to nail that frog. It’s exhilarating, it’s exciting way to catch
fish. It startles you, it’s so much fun to see that
strike. And that’s, you know, one of the main reasons
why I really liked throwing it in the summertime. But also because it floats, you can bring
it across those pockets where there’s an openingor maybe you bring it across sparse lily pads,
for example, when there’s an opening in there,you can let it sit, just sit in place and
just hang out. And all you do is take your rod, give it a
little twitch every now and then to make itlook alive. And a lot of times you can entice reluctant
bass to come up and blast it. They just can’t stand it, it looks like a
helpless creature that’s struggling to stayafloat and that’s an easy meal for bass. So it’s a great way to catch fish when they’re
up hanging around the thick vegetation, frogis it. Now toad, very similar. Toads are hollow, they’re solid bodies, but
they have those legs, gives that kicking action. And so when you bring it across the water
kind of gurgles, real subtle. You can again throw it the same thing over
the top of the matted vegetation, real itback in, it causes a bit more of a commotion. So again, bass will come up, blast it through
that vegetation. The big difference is when you bring it across
a hole and an opening in the weeds, kill itand just let it flutter down, just it’ll slowly
slink down. And if a bass is tracking it, here it comes
right in his face and he has to pounce onit, he has to react. And so it’s a great way to catch fish. Say for example, they don’t necessarily want
to blast through that vegetation, they’lleat it when it falls through that opening. So frogs and toads, favorite baits for throw
during the summertime. There, I had to wait until I felt him. There we go. Here we go. Here we go. Come here, you. Look at that, not a big guy, but he took it. See the key with fishing these toads is when
the fish blows up on it your natural reactionis to set the hook right away. Instead, you got to drop the rod tip and feed
him slack and feed it to him and wait. Reel up some of that slack, wait until you
feel the weight of the fish and then pop them,you know, drop the rod tip just a little bit,
throw some slack in the line if you need to,boom. And pop it and that’s how to. . . look, the hook
went all the way through his cheek. That’s how you do it guys. So those are some of the top baits I like
to throw in the summertime. Now I know I probably didn’t mention one of
your favorite lures. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work in the summer,
they do. But these are my top confidence baits that
I always have tied on. Yes, I’ll throw other baits and I will catch
fish on other baits. But if you really want to narrow down your
choices and have something onboard or, youknow, when you’re bank fishing, have it with
you in your tackle box, and you want to makesure that you can catch fish no matter what
the circumstances, one of these baits is gonnado the job for you. I hope that helps. For more tips and tricks like this visit BassResource. com

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