Best Worms and Creature Baits For Bass Fishing - Buyer's Guide

Today we continue the Buyer's Guide Series with a look at our favorite soft plastics. We've chosen 12 of our favorite plastics including worms, tubes, creatures, and minnow baits. Some of them are old stand by's while others are wild cards you might never have heard of.

This bonus video is designed to help you wade through the hundreds of soft plastics on the market and focus on the proven producers and best new options without wasting time and money. Each of these baits has been producing for us and we're confident will do the same for you.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we have confidence in. Whether you're finesse fishing, flipping, or chasing a reaction bite, there are baits here that will work for you. We're including some of our favorite colors and size recommendations for each as well. In no particular order, here are the baits...

1) Yamamoto Senko 5" and 6": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Some of our favorite senko colors include Green Pumpkin black flake, Green Pumpkin Watermelon laminate, Baby Bass, and June Bug.

2) Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

- The Fluke can be used to mimic any baitfish so "match the hatch" the best you can. Some of our favorite colors are Tennessee Shad, Green Pumpkin, Albino, and Smokin Shad.

3) Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y

-Favorite colors include Blue Fleck, Green Pumpkin, and Watermelon Red Flake.

4) Net Bait 6.5" T-Mac Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9

Favorite Colors Include Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Kentucky Special, and Texas Craw.

5) Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Not to be confused with Al Gore's Man Bear Pig, the Reaction Innovations version is a true fish producer! We've seen incredible results with this bait and often throw it in place of the Brush Hog. Favorite colors include Hematoma, Okeechobee Craw, Tramp Stamp, and Watermelon Red.

6) Keitech Crazy Flapper 4.4": http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp

This bait is a sleeper and you should really check it out. It has a TON of action and shines on a light Texas rig. Favorite colors include Green Pumpkin, Double Trouble, Green Pumpkin Fire, and Sprayed Grass.

7) Roboworm Alive Shad 4": http://bit.ly/2kDNeYw

Give your fish a unique look with this full-bodied worm. Favorite colors include Aarons Magic, Hologram Shad, Margarita Mutilator, and Morning Dawn.

8) Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Favorite colors include Butt Ugly, Green Pumpkin, Old Ugly, and Mocha Copper Pepper.

9) Z-Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

If you haven't thrown a ned rig yet, you're missing the boat. This one is for you! Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Goby, Yoga Pants, and Mud Bug are all proven producers.

10) Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

Favorite Colors include Aarons Magic, Desert Craw, MM3, and Peoples Worm.

11) Realis V-TailShad: http://bit.ly/2PUH83Q

Unique bait that works equally well on a dropshot or a Damiki Rig. Favorite colors include Bluegill, Ghost Pearl Silver, and Violet Wakasagi.

12) Roboworm Fat 6" Straight Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

The Roboworm is a proven bait in the West that is winning tournaments all over the country. Favorite colors include Aaron's Magic, MMIII, People's Worm, and Red Crawler.

13) Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

This is our favorite flipping bait fished on a heavy Texas Rig. Favorite colors include Green Pumpkin Candy, Green Pumpkin Pepper, and School Bluegill.

Favorite Flippin Stick- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Favorite Hooks, jigheads, and weights...

-Vike Tungsten Weights: http://bit.ly/2DUIxB4

-Strike King 3/16 Tube Heads: http://bit.ly/2xpDBDK

-Gamakatsu 4/0 Superline Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

-Ned LockZ HD Heads: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

-Owner Shaky Ultrahead: http://bit.ly/2iofJdg

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Texas Rigging Tips, Tricks, and Gear - Full Seminar

Learn the basics or try our advanced methods to get better hookup ratio, a better presentation, and fine tune your patterns, its all in this jam-packed video. The Texas Rig is the most universal rig in bass fishing so of course there are tricks to make it more effective! Whether you're fishing a drop shot, punching heavy cover, or somewhere in the middle, these tips will help you catch more bass. 

Matt uses a very simplified method of Texas rigging. He goes out of his way to stick with a wide gap hook for nearly all applications, only venturing between standard wire and superline (2x strong) wire. This allows his presentations to remain very consistent and saves a lot of baits. 

Tim prefers a more adaptive method, favoring different hook styles for different baits and presentations. The advantages are an increased hookup ratio and more fine-tuned method. Both bass fishing styles have merit so be sure to listen closely and decide which method will benefit you the most. 

Finesse Hooks...
Straight Shank - Owner Cover Shot: http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR
Straight Shank- Trokar Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2z2MJMM
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu Offset EWG Black: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Offset- Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

Heavy Cover Hooks...
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Straight Shank- River2Sea New Jack Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2umoPyJ
Straight Shank- Owner 4X Jungle Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

Texas Rig Weights, Pegs, and stops...
Strike King Tungsten Weights (No Insert): http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
River2Sea Tungsten Weights (With Liner): http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Vike Tungsten Flippin Weight (Less Expensive): http://bit.ly/2DUIxB4
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Vike Smart Pegs (Budget): http://bit.ly/2pE9QuZ

Texas-Rig Worms We Recommend (Finesse to power)...
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Reaction Innovations Machete: http://bit.ly/2pFkwtB

Creatures and Craws We Recommend (Finesse to Power)...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Zoom Baby Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV
Keitech Crazy Flapper: http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp

High-End Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 843C: http://bit.ly/2iL1PAY
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

All-Around Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Texas Rig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
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