I like to use what the next person isn't using.....you can gaurentee that Rapala's are #1 for the most common lures everywhere.
I agree! I've also turned to JDM tackle and stay away from what local retailers offer. Also I've been throwing swimbaits (3:16 of course) here for a month or so with success. I've gotten two of my fishing buddies hooked on swimbaits.beezy wrote:I've recently turned to JDM tackle ....
I always get asked: "Are you fishing for pikes & muskies?"
I respond with: "Nope, bass!"
Then I get a weird look, you know the look of (pfft, that's too big for bass)
GREAT! Hope ppl never throw swimbaits here, more for me!
I fish a jig alot, and use a custom manufacturer due to quality
I use a few keitech products, there "newer" than what most fish have seen
i buy a lot of bass pro, mostly plastics.
If I remember correctly, I believe that it was the Black and Silver floating minnow.johnnybass wrote:I can't remember where I read this but I seem to recall that there was some study with captive bass which showed that the orginal rapala was the only bait tested that the bass didn't get conditioned to. Something tells me that the Senko may also be one of those baits.
In regards to my go to brands, I can't imagine being without Lucky Craft. I use loads of Rapala's as well. Even though fish may be conditioned to certain lures on various waters, there are always ways to modify that crank bait that everyone else is using to give yourself an edge... That's where all that cool, JDM lure modification stuff comes into play for me.
Even a Senko can be fished so many ways, and modified constantly to give the bass something different to look at.
I try to avoid running out and buying the newest and most expensive bait, the quality is often there, but IMO it does not always equal to more bass in the boat for me. On the other hand, how often I am able to show restraint is a different story.