Go Back to the Basics of Bass Fishing

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Bass fishing is a sport of endless opportunity, where anglers can choose to engage with either the simplest or the most sophisticated methods available. At its core, bass fishing connects you to the elemental joy of the outdoors, whether you’re casting from a humble bank or navigating a high-tech bass boat. Despite the allure of the latest fishing gear and techniques, often the most memorable experiences stem from the simplest approaches. For those either new to the sport or looking to rediscover its essence, stripping back to basics can be incredibly rewarding. Let’s further explore the various foundational strategies that can help simplify your approach to bass fishing, making it more enjoyable and effective. These include leveraging the versatility of bank fishing soft plastics, building confidence in familiar spots and baits, exploring new waters, and fishing with your friends. Each element offers a unique perspective on how to enhance your fishing experience and reconnect with the main reasons why you fell in love with bass fishing in the first place.Our newest FreshBaitz Mandingo Trick Worm is the ultimate game-changer for anglers with a passion! Engineered for the angler who knows SIZE does matter, this lure is designed to attract only the BIGGEST bass with a penchant for the larger bait. The Mandingo Trick Worm boasts a solid 7-inch body enhanced with a hyperactive ribbed design, ensuring irresistible mouth-watering action for those trophy bass. Officially available in a vibrant array of 8 colors. Each worm is made from durable, high-grade Non-Salted plastic for lifelike action and unparalleled durability. Perfectly balanced for a variety of rigging options and scented for total and maximum attraction, the Mandingo Trick Worm promises year-round effectiveness in lakes, rivers, and streams. Whether you’re rigging it on a Shakey Head, Drop Shot, Texas Rig, or Carolina Rig, these worms are your ticket to landing the big ones. Proudly made in the USA by real anglers to help elevate your fishing experience and catch more bass year-round!
Bank fishing for bass is not only a fantastic way to enter the sport, but it’s also incredibly effective, especially when leveraging soft plastics during the month of June. As you embrace this simple and rewarding approach, remember that less can indeed be more. A couple of versatile rods and a well-organized tackle bag are sufficient for a successful outing. The advantage of shore fishing lies in its convenience and accessibility. You can enjoy productive fishing without the need for a boat, saving time on preparation and allowing for spontaneous trips. When choosing your location, focus on areas with easy shore access and plenty of structure where bass tend to congregate, such as points, coves, and shaded spots. While boat ramps, marinas, and bridges offer prime fishing spots due to their structural complexity, don’t overlook less obvious areas that might also hold fish. To maximize your efficiency, streamline your tackle selection with a focus on soft plastics. These lures are versatile and can be rigged in multiple ways to suit different conditions.The new FreshBaitz Lizards deliver a realistic profile that excels in both power and finesse techniques. Act fact, we just released new Hot Sauce, MidNight, Ghost and 10w30 Syntheic Lizard designs! The unique forward-facing leg design creates drag that holds it in the strike zone longer or produces wild flapping action with every pull of the rod. Additionally, its slightly ribbed solid body and large head hold your hook in place and provide much better weedless performance making it the ideal bait to use in any condition. Water clarity always plays a super big role in color selection but in any season year-round, you can’t miss when using colors such as Watermelon RedBlack & Blue, or Green Pumpkin. Its flexible tail design ensures added movement, tempting even the most cautious fish. The superior 5.5-inch profile stretches to a whole 7 inches which is perfect for predatory fish including bass year round. Made from long-lasting durable high-grade non-salted plastic for total and maximum attention-grabbing action underwater.
Techniques like Texas rigging or using a weighted jig head can be particularly effective. The subtlety and lifelike movement of soft plastics make them irresistible to bass, especially in pressured waters where finesse is key. In bass fishing, developing confidence in both your bait selection and fishing spots can significantly enhance your success on the water. When it comes to soft plastics, relying on tried-and-true favorites rather than constantly experimenting with the newest lures or techniques can often lead to more consistent catches. This principle of sticking to what you know best isn’t just about simplicity; it’s about harnessing the effectiveness of a proven approach. Selecting soft plastics that you’re familiar with and have had success with allows you to focus more on refining your technique and understanding the subtle nuances of how these baits work under different conditions. Whether you’re working a drop shot rig in deep water or flipping a Texas-rigged worm into cover, confidence in your choice allows you to fish much more intuitively.We use our Fresh Scorpion because it closely imitates a crawfish. Our newest 10w30 Synthetic , Slimer Green, and Barbie Pink Scorpion colors work wonders. The Scorpion is a revolutionary new look to soft plastics. Its intricate detailing and texture mimic the nuances of a real crawfish, making it hard for bass to resist. Of course, water clarity always plays a role in color selection but in any season, you can’t miss using colors such as Green Pumpkin SeedBrown BarkMagneto. This bait not only appears natural to fish but gives them something to become curious about. The Scorpion paired with a stand-up jig is deadly because the jig actually sits the bait upright in a defensive stance. The subtle color variations across the bait further enhance its appeal, mimicking the natural color shifts found in live prey. Each Fresh Scorpion has a unique and exclusive 3-axis tail design that is engineered like no other soft plastic bait. Our Scorpions are made by anglers from high-grade non-salt plastic to provide superior life-like action-triggering strikes!
Equally important is choosing the right spots. While it might be tempting to always seek out new and untested waters, there’s a reason seasoned anglers return to well-known community holes. These areas continue to attract fish year after year and offer a reliable option, especially when other strategies fall short. Such spots often have the right combination of food, cover, and access that make them perennial favorites among both fish and fishermen. Venturing into new waters can be a revitalizing way to engage with bass fishing, particularly when you pair this exploration with the versatility of soft plastics. Each new lake or river presents a unique challenge and an opportunity to hone your fishing skills, making every outing an exciting puzzle to solve. When you approach unfamiliar terrain, the possibilities are limitless, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the essence of angling while adapting and learning in real-time. Soft plastics are the ideal companion for these types of explorations. Our Fresh HellaMite is scented for complete and total attraction underwater along with being made in the USA by real fishermen just like you. Grab our newest Hot Sauce, MidNight, Glow, and 10w30 Synthetic HellaMite colors. We also just released new colors designs including the Slimer Green and Barbie Pink HellaMite. Act fast, these colors won’t stay in stock for long. If you’re fast enough you can also grab our seasonal limited-release Pumpkin Spice HellaMite along with the Money HellaMite. We also recently restocked our GhostRed BugPurple RainBrown BugElectric Chicken, and Goby Wan colors. The HellaMite’s solid body and hyperactive ribbed tail design produce a life-like quivering action with every twitch of the rod. Additionally, its unique flat underbelly detail enables this bait to be fished as a drop shot, Ned rig, neko rig, and even a small Carolina-rig, making it the ideal bait in any condition. When the water is clear, the fish can see the bait and look like real food, causing strikes. 
Their adaptability allows you to experiment with various techniques like rigging, jigging, or even surface action, depending on what the new environment demands. This could be probing the deep structures in a large reservoir or navigating the weedy shallows of a small pond. Each scenario requires a different strategy, and soft plastics provide the flexibility needed to switch tactics effectively. Make a deliberate effort to fish only new sections of your local waters or take that weekend trip to a distant lake you’ve never visited. This not only refreshes your experience but also broadens your understanding of diverse water bodies and how bass react under different conditions. Exploring new areas isn’t just about catching fish it’s about expanding your angling repertoire and potentially discovering your next favorite fishing spot. Such adventures can significantly enrich your fishing life, bringing new insights and unexpected successes that you can carry into future excursions. Our Fresh Beetle delivers ultimate versatility in a soft plastic bait. Its slim yet wide body design and four claws are engineered to naturally glide and wobble as it moves through the water. This design ensures they remain enticingly active longer than conventional baits. Its unique texture also provides a realistic feel, making bass hold on longer once they bite. Water clarity plays a big role in color selection but year-round you can’t miss when using go-to colors such as Chocolate MintOx Blood, or 10w30 Synthetic beetles. The hyper-active swimming claws are designed thin with long-lasting durable non-salt plastic to make them come alive with the slightest movement. The Fresh Beetle offers an enticing 4-inch profile and is scented for complete and total attraction! You can rig these Beetles as a Jig/ Chatter Trailer, Flippin/ Punching, Texas Rig, Swing Jig, and Carolina Rig. Making the beetle beyond perfect in any weather condition year-round!
Inviting your friend to join you for a day of bass fishing can be a transformative experience, offering fresh perspectives and insights, especially when your focus is on big bass. Whether it’s a seasoned angler or a beginner, each person brings their unique approach to the water, from their casting techniques to how they manipulate their lures. Soft plastics, in particular, serve as an excellent medium for this exchange of ideas. These versatile lures can be rigged and retrieved in numerous ways, and observing how someone else utilizes them can open up new strategies for your own fishing repertoire. Perhaps your friend has a method for rigging a worm that you haven’t considered, or they employ a retrieval technique that makes the lure behave in an enticingly different way these are lessons that can only enrich your skills. Beyond the technical aspects, fishing with someone else strengthens your appreciation for the sport. It reconnects you with the fundamental joys of fishing. That sense of companionship and the shared thrill of each catch.Using a stick-styled worm is the most tried and true ways to catch fish. We have a variety of 5-inch Worms to choose from but we just added new MidNight, Glow, and Ghost Worms! You can also experience our new wacky rigging kit while it’s ON SALE! The WACKY Pack offers our most popular colors and essential tools for wacky rigging. If you’re fast enough you might be able to grab the limited-release Pumpkin Spice Worm before it’s completely sold out along with some of our newest colors including the Brown WormElectic Chicken Worm, and Goby Wan Worm colors. The high-grade non-salt plastic they’re made from provides positive buoyancy and it even floats underwater! We also released new 6-inch Worms including CharmeleonRainbow TRTBoneChocolate Mint, and Fire TGR are all available in 5 and 6-inch. We’ve also recently released new 8-count packs of worms available in Watermelon RedBlack & Blue, and Green Pumpkin. We also offer worms that have the unique ability to shift from one color to another. Scented for total attraction underwater.
Embracing bank fishing with soft plastics is an excellent way to enjoy bass fishing with minimal equipment. This method not only saves time and effort by eliminating the need for a boat but also allows you to focus on the nuances of using versatile lures in varied environments. Optimal spots often include areas with structural complexity where bass congregate, enhancing your chances of success. Building confidence through familiarity with your baits and preferred spots can drastically improve your fishing effectiveness. Using well-loved soft plastics and returning to productive community holes allows for a deeper understanding of your techniques and the behaviors of bass in these locations. The thrill of exploring new waters brings a fresh set of challenges and learnings. With soft plastics in hand, these adventures force you to adapt your strategies to unknown conditions, broadening your skill set and potentially uncovering new favorite fishing spots. Inviting your friends to your fishing trips can infuse the experience with fresh ideas and tactics. We have a wide variety of terminal tackle to choose from. For Scorpions, we love to use the Stand-Up Jig because it sits your bait up-right in a defensive stance! The popular All Purpose Hooks are built with an extra-wide gap and are made to accommodate a wide range of soft plastics. The Mosquito Hooks work for drop-shotting and perfectly accommodates a wide range of soft plastics. The Block Head Jig is perfect for ned rigging the HellaMite with its mushroom-style head that seamlessly matches a wide variety of soft plastics. The Offset Block Head Jig, offers the same mushroom-style head with a unique offset hook, making it a go-to for weedless Ned Rig applications. The Shakey Ultrahead can permanently secure baits by inserting the pin in the center and screwing the twist lock coil spring for perfect rigging every time! The Ultrahead Wacky Jig features precise weight positioning and hook orientation for the ultimate wacky presentations. For fast Texas rigging, we use the Bullet-Type Rig which has an attached weight saving you pressure time when fishing cover. The 4x Jungle Flippin Hook is designed for big fish and the toughest conditions. The Range Roller Jig Head is crafted for precision with its high center axis design, perfect for hover-strolling and mid to bottom strolling with forward facing sonar, ensuring an enticing rolling action for soft plastics.