How do you catch bass with soft plastic?

What soft plastics do bass like?

These are the Best Soft Plastic Lures for Bass Fishing
  • Yamamoto Senko Bait.
  • Zoom Magnum Worm.
  • Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait.
  • Zoom Bait Magnum Super Fluke.
  • Yamamoto Double Tail Hula Grub Bait.
  • Berkley PowerBait Power Worm.
  • Strike King Rage Tail Craw.
  • Googan Baits Bandito Bug.

How do you rig up soft plastics?

Why am I not catching fish with soft plastics?

This is because they’re not rigging correctly, using the wrong combination of plastic and jighead, using the wrong line, action, or simply fishing them in the wrong location or stage of the tide. Consequently, I hear a number of casual anglers say they’ve tried soft plastics, but they don’t work.

What kind of rod is best for soft plastics?

Graphite rods, more so than ‘glass, or ‘glass composite rods, tend to have a desirable action for this fishing. Having a responsive tip section to your rod will let you effortlessly twitch your soft plastics and set hooks when your lure is sucked down.

What hooks to use for soft plastics?

Worm Hooks for Soft Plastic Baits

The most popular hook is an EWG Worm Hook, and the most common sizes range in 2/0-4/0. Use a 3/0 EWG Worm Hook for the majority of soft plastic Bass baits. Round Bend Worm Hooks are also a popular option and are often used in more finesse situations rigged with slender plastic worms.

Do I use a sinker with soft plastics?

You do use a sinker with soft plastic lures based on certain fishing scenarios. Adding a sinker to a soft plastic worm, lizard or crayfish can turn your bass rig into a Texas or a Carolina rig and mean the difference between catching big bass all day and going home without having any bites.

Can you fish soft plastics with a bobber?

Soft plastics fished under a bobber can be just as productive as live bait but without the inconvenience (rebaiting hooks, mess, keeping bait alive). Wired2Fish’s Kyle Peterson shares his simple bluegill fishing setup consisting of a slip bobber and jig and plastic.

Do I use a swivel with soft plastics?

Soft plastics generally track straight, so no swivel and no snap, and if I can see to tie one, a loop knot gives them the perfect action.

Can you put soft plastics in a tackle box?

Don’t store soft plastics in direct sunlight. Keep them in their original packaging. Avoid storing them in tackle trays (depending on the tray material, it may melt with the lure) Put an oil-based fish attractant like menhaden oil or Pro-Cure in the bag to keep the lures slimy (dried out lures can become deformed)

Can you fish soft plastic at night?

It’s no secret that you can catch fish on plastics at night; a lot of keen anglers have been doing it for years. During the winter months the graveyard hours are my favourite time to chase fish on plastics, with my best fish having been taken while the water is black and when there is little to no sunlight.

What is the best fishing line for soft plastics?

Also, because it sinks, rather than floats like monofilament, fluorocarbon is great for soft plastics and reaction baits.

What are the best color soft plastics for bass?

The two most common soft-plastic colors used to catch bass across the country are Watermelon (and those including various flake colors) and Green Pumpkin. These colors are proven and work in a wide range of different fishing conditions.

What happens if a bass swallows a soft plastic?

Bass that swallow soft plastic lures can get lodged in the fish’s intestine, resulting in the bass’ death from starvation.

What temperature do you pour soft plastic baits?

2. Heat the plastisol. Here’s the heating protocol I follow: 1) Heat the plastisol in the microwave for 1 minute, 2) stir, 3) microwave for 30 seconds, 4) stir, 5) microwave 30 seconds and 6) stir. By this point it should be very close to the 325- to 350-degree mark.

What does salt do to soft plastic baits?

Salt makes the baits inherently weightier, resulting in longer casts and faster fall rates, and providing a genuine advantage when trying to cover water quickly when fish (primarily bass, crappies, and redfish) are on a soft-plastic bite.

How do you hook up soft bait?

Use an offset shank hook, and insert it in the head of the bait, then back out about a ¼ of an inch below the head. Slide the hook through the bait and rotate it back around so the head sits in the offset shank. Then push the hook point back into the body of the bait, making the bait weedless.