Bass Fishing With Soft Plastics Part I

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Soft plastics are probably the most favorite of lure of bass fishermen because of their many advantages.  The lures work best with spinning or baitcasting reels.  These lures can be used in clean bottom lakes or in rivers with weedy cover.  Soft plastics can also be used in cool or warm waters.

The biggest advantage of soft plastic lures is the way a fisherman can retrieve them.  If the water is a little bit on the cool side and the bass seem lethargic and unwilling to chase the bait, then the lure needs to be retrieved slowly.  However, in warmer waters, the fisherman can make it hop along the bottom with a jigging motion or reel it rapidly on top of the water.  The fisherman’s type of retrieve will depend on the water temperature, type of cover such as a weedy area or clean bottom, and the type of soft plastic lure being used.  For more information on different types of soft plastics read the next part of this blog.

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