The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. It's an intelligent fish that is known for striking the bait with explosive force.
According to catch data from over 14 million anglers on Fishbrain, these are the top baits used to catch Largemouth bass. Click on a bait to learn more, or buy it directly from our shop.
Download the app to log your first catch and the baits you used.
Located in Louisiana, US.
Pre-Spawn Bass Fishing Tactic: (Slow Days) I like using any combination of Black/Blue Craw style baits, slow dragged and hopped on the bottom. (Active Days) I like to use a translucent Craw patterned Crank bait bumping any and everything I can."
From Louisiana, US
Post-Spawn Bass Fishing Tip: "Pretty much ANY creature style bait dragged on the bottom through the beds that I can see. -Weightless fluke with a 1/16 or less Split shot about 6-12in down the line -I have even used suspending Jerk baits with enough belly weights added add towards the front of the bait to cause a extremely slow nose dive right onto the bed, to mimic a baitfish feeding on eggs"
Pre-spawn Bass fishing tip: I typically will use a search bait such as a Rat Trap, jerk bait or under spin. And I am slow rolling everything because the water temperatures are still fairly cold.
Post-spawn Bass fishing tip: Post Spawn I treat similar to pre spawn. I will still use search baits however I will be using more crank baits and chatterbaits and still slow roll. A very underutilized tactic is to just kill the bait. No I’m not talking about a quick pause. I literally mean kill the bait, don’t move it for 10-15 seconds and continue
Anonymous User in Manassas, VA
Best pre-spawn Bass fishing tip: "Lost of casts in different locations. Cloudy weather helps. Use top water action. Cast put far enough to keep yourself out of sight. Don't be afraid to go top water all year"
No one has caught any Largemouth bass on Fishbrain yet, so we can't suggest a water to catch them at yet!