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?