Do you know why golfers carry a bag full of clubs with them for every game? Because you need a different club depending on how far away the ball is from the hole, and for hitting out of sand traps and while you’re on the green. Tennis players use different kinds of rackets if they’re playing on cement, grass, or clay. There are many times in sports when you need to change your equipment depending on the circumstances. The same holds true when choosing bass fishing lures. While you can of course put a worm on a hook and probably catch some fish, the fishermen that are the most successful are the ones that understand why you use different bass fishing lures during different seasons, times of the day, and locations where you’re fishing.

When using frogs as bass fishing lures, make sure your pole is seven feet or longer. You can give them a dragonfly silhouette by clipping the skirt and feathering the legs – clipping outside the skirt where the hook it. If the frog or any of your bass fishing lures do not have dots or a design on their underbelly, paint some on yourself. This gives them a much more natural look when in the water.

Match the color of your bass fishing lures to the color of the water; this too will make it look more natural. This means that when you’re fishing in muddy waters you want to use darker lures and when the water is clear, use pearl or lighter colored lures.

Learning to walk the frog or use any of your bass fishing lures in a natural movement is going to be crucial to your success. Real insects that bass feed on do not just sit idly in the water. You need to cast and retrieve in such a way that your lures look lifelike and natural. This is an art and a skill that takes practice and patience. Try it in your backyard when you’re not on the water. Go for distance with your cast rather than trajectory so that you don’t disturb the water. Your retrieval is important regardless of whatever bass fishing lures you might use.

Swim bait is another type that is preferred by many pro fishermen. These bass fishing lures look like small minnows and are cut into two sections so that they resemble the movement of small fish as they are pulled along. Bass often strike at swim bait earlier in the day when they are just starting to feed.

Knowing when to use the right bass fishing lures is important, and being skilled with how to get them to the fish and retrieve them to make them look realistic is just as important. Fish aren’t going to just come to you; you need to get your bait to them and then understand how to make it seem appealing so they’ll strike. This is an important part of being successful when you’re on the water.