Acme Phoebe lures are a versatile casting lure/spoon suitable for a wide variety of species. The unique curvature of the Phoebe produces a spinning/wobbling action that drives fish crazy. The profile of this lure paired with the stamped scale pattern and fins creates a 3-D illusion that looks like a plump full bodied baitfish.
They catch bass in 40 degree water and 90 degree water, in grass, rocks, wood, and open water. You can fish them in 2 feet deep or drag the bottom in 40. In the winter, hop a brown jig/craw combo along steep rocky banks. In summer, thread on a paddle tail and swim a bluegill colored jig around shoreline grasses. In thick grass, pick up a 1 ounce jig and flip it into the pockets. The bottom line is that no matter the cover, depth, or season – Jigs will get you bites 365 days a year.
Now you can catch any kind of bass on a blade bait, but the art of blade bait fishing seems to have eluded other bass chasers. That's a shame — for them — because the blade bait is an extremely effective lure anytime bass are feeding on shad or other baitfish and especially when they're in deep water.
Looking for some more bass fishing tips to perfect your game? Here are some of the best crankbaits for bass fishing, and as it turns out, many have already been on the market for decades. Given the number of crankbaits introduced every year, you might believe that it’s no big deal to knock out a new design.
7. Lipless crankbait. Like jigs, the key to lipless crankbaits effectiveness is that they can be effectively fished in both shallow and deep water. That’s also what makes them so effective year-round. In the cold water period, bass smack lipless cranks worked over dying grass flats and deep points.
Jerkbaits are one of the few bass lures that are highly effective year round. The main reason is because of how much control an angler has over the action of the bait. They can be fished extremely fast or slow, deep or shallow, or anywhere in between.
They catch bass in 40 degree water and 90 degree water, in grass, rocks, wood, and open water. You can fish them in 2 feet deep or drag the bottom in 40. In the winter, hop a brown jig/craw combo along steep rocky banks. In summer, thread on a paddle tail and swim a bluegill colored jig around shoreline grasses.
Lipless crankbaits excel when bass relate to shallow water. Thus, Spring and Fall are the best times to toss a lipless crank. This bait’s tight wobble makes it perfect for cool water, and a lipless crank’s wheelhouse is between 45 and 60 degree water temperature.
Fishing With Worms. Rule number one when fishing a plastic worm is always keep tension in the line. If your worm is sitting on the bottom and you have slack in your line you are not going to feel a bass take it. Bass don’t bite worms, they suck them in, and it can be hard to feel even with proper line tension.
Swimbaits are well known for being big bass lures, and they have more than earned that reputation. The bites are mostly few and far between, but when they come they can be from some of the biggest bass in the lake. When you’re swimbait fishing for bass you need to stay committed to it all day, so you don’t miss those big bites.