How Often You Tie On Your Fave Bait?

One of my favorites...pbutter cookie!

In the course of doing the tres awesome daily BassBlaster e-newsletter – you have subscribed, yes?! – we ran across this quote from KVD:

First of all, it’s wrong to have a favorite bait. You have to use what the conditions dictate. That being said, I have a lot of confidence in certain baits that I can make work under a lot of conditions.

Those being spinnerbaits and crankbaits, which you’d know if you were a BassBlaster-er, or want to wade through that article. Anyhow, got me thinking: How often do I tie on my favorite bait? And what is it?

And how do you define favorite?

In other words, sometimes I love throwing a worm. Sometimes a stickbait. Sometimes a jig, a grub, a Spook, etc. (Believe it or not, I still haven’t bonded with spinnerbaits…which is reason number 7,845 I’ll never be as good as KVD.)

So what’s my favorite bait?

If I had an hour to fish for largies, it’d be a worm. A 10″ Berkley Power Worm, black. If smallies, it’d be a brown/fleck single-tail grub or maybe a green-pumpkin tube.

If I had to fish a one-bait tourney and disregarding time of year, I guess it’d be a jig. I’d swim it half the time, bang it and snag it on docks the rest (lol).

Do you have a favorite? If so, what is it and how often do you pick up the rod with that bait on it first?



  1. Chad Keogh

    April 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    A 4″ tube in black w/red flake is my favourite lure. It works all year, in all depths, and in all cover/structure types.

  2. Tumblebug

    April 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Snack Daddy Lures, Lake St Clair Special Snack Stix. I start almost every trip with that, and leave it on probably 75% of the time.

  3. Bass Pundit

    April 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Last year my previous “favorites” did get used much. 11 fish on a Zoom Super Fluke, 8 fish on a Berkley Frenzy Popper. The Fluke was always tied on but I fished swim baits instead and I just fished other topwaters. After not fishing Texas rigged plastics much in previous years they caught the most fish last year (Crawtube 133 fish, Havoc Pit Boss 51 fish).

    I’m guessing the Crawtube will be a favorite again this year, but who knows. I caught fish on more than 50 different lures last year

  4. Jeremy

    April 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I will throw a topwater anytime I think a fish will eat it. A spook if they are in more open water or a frog in heavier cover. But if only one lure forever definitely the spook. I dont care if it won’t catch fish in coldwater guess I’ll just have to stay home.

  5. Alex Voog

    April 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

    A Jig and Twin Tail Zoom Fat Albert is ALWAYS tied on and is almost always what I make my fist cast with on any spot, be it deep, shallow, weeds, rocks or wood.

  6. Patti Ingram

    August 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

    it’s wrong to have a favorite bait,you have to use what the conditions dictate. But, do love the Havoc green pumkin

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