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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > April 2016 > A “Tip” for Largemouth Bass Lures
Many times a lure works great, right out of the package. However, avid bass anglers in particular, seem to be a creative lot that like to “tweak” their fishing lures a bit to give their casting presentation a little something special. One of these ways is to “tip” (add a trailer) to a lure. Soft plastic grubs and swimbaits work well, especially now that pork rind baits are no longer in production.
Here are some largemouth bass lures that can be “tipped :”
Tipping or adding a trailer won’t work on some bass lures like crankbaits because it can foul the action or complicate casting. However, that collection of small soft plastics on the bottom of your tackle box can revitalize some beaten up lures and create a unique offering that largemouth bass will appreciate. There are dozens of different types of freshwater fishing lures. To brush up on the basics, check out this freshwater fishing lures overview.
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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