Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart

The biggest question we get asked by anglers is when to throw what bait. And guys wanted to know if there was a chart you could go by on when to fish bass fishing lures. We organized the Wired2Fish Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart by water temperature and water clarity. See if this helps you ...

The biggest question we get asked by anglers is when to throw what bait. And guys wanted to know if there was a chart you could go by on when to fish bass fishing lures.We organized the Wired2Fish Bass Fishing Lure Selector Chart by water temperature and water clarity. See if this helps you with some general ideas of when to throw what baits. Obviously experimentation is the key to fishing. So don't think these are the only baits, but it will give you a starting point and you can expand from there.
 SeasonWater TempClear WaterMuddy Water
Winter30-40Hair Jigs, Jigging Spoons, Float-n-Fly, grubslow spinnerbait, crankbait, jigs
40-50jigging spoons, jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, finesse crankbaits, blade baits, grubsshallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbaits
50-55Jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, shallow crankbaits, slow rolled spinnerbaits, jigsshallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, vibrating jigs, spinnerbaits, jigs
55-60jerkbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastics, jigs, buzzbaits, swimbaitsflipping plastics, shallow crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, creature baits
Spring60-65jerkbaits, plastics like lizards, craws, tubes, creatures, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, some topwaters, buzzbaits,spinnerbait, jig, crankbait, buzzbait, plastics,
65-70topwaters, plastics, frogs, jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, buzzbaits, swimbaitsplastics, jigs, crankbait, buzzbait, spinnerbait, frogs
Summer70-80+topwaters, frogs, plastics, deep diving crankbaits, spinnerbaits, football jigs, flipping jigs, drop shot, jigging spoons, swimbaitsfrogs, buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, deep diving crankbaits, football jigs, big worms and plastics,
75-70shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, smaller worms,  topwaters, buzzbaits, frogs, punching baitsshallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, smaller plastics, buzzbaits
Fall70-65lipless crankbaits, shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, topwaters, offshore jigs and worms, drop shots, frogs, buzzbaitslipless crankbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, worms, frogs, buzzbaits
65-55buzzbaits, shallow crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, worms, blade baitsbuzzbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jigs
55-50blade baits, jigging spoons, jigs, spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, finesse crankbaits, some topwatershallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, lipless baits
50 -blade baits, jigging spoons, jigs, spinnerbaits slow rolled, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaitsslow spinnerbait, crankbaits, look for clean water
 We also suggest you read our guide on Where to Bass Fish and When to Bass Fish as well as our guides on How to Bass Fish, Bass Fishing Knots and our Guide to Bass Fishing Lures.

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