The Top 6 Bass Lures Trending Right Now

Matt Johnson
Matt JohnsonPublished: April 26, 2024
The Top 6 Bass Lures Trending Right Now

Bass fishing pros always search for the best gear and bait to improve their game. With no shortage of options available, picking the right lure can be daunting. On top of that, the trending lures change almost as quickly as the seasons do. So, we've put together the top 6 bass lures that are trending right now.  

These are the most sought-after lures in the market, making them difficult to find in big box stores. 

Versatile Favorite: Zoom Super Fluke


The Zoom Super Fluke stands out as a versatile lure capable of attracting a variety of bass species, from striped to rock to largemouth and everything in between. Available in several colors such as watermelon, baby bass, and lemon shad (our favorite, and it hits 89% of the time for us), it's designed to mimic the movement and appearance of real fish.

Anglers appreciate its flexibility in clear water, where its natural colors blend seamlessly with the environment, enhancing the chances of a catch.

Priced at about $5.19, it's a cost-effective option for both novice and experienced bass fishermen.

Surface Tricks: Heddon Zara Spook


Priced at $10.73, the Heddon Zara Spook is renowned for its "walk the dog" style, which is highly effective during the summer months. 

This lure allows for a variety of retrievals, including popping and darting, making it a dynamic choice for surface fishing. 

Its ability to mimic vulnerable prey on the water's surface makes it irresistible to lurking bass, especially in situations where you need to cover a lot of water or target specific surface structures.

While it's not the cheapest lure on the market, it definitely stands up to its price. You know, when it comes to fishing for bass, you don't always need to shell out big bucks for a lure, but this one is worth every penny.

Subtle Performer: Z Man Finesse TRD


The Z Man Finesse TRD, available for around $3.99, dominates in subtlety and finesse, making it perfect for clear water conditions where fish tend to be wary of predators. It's also one of the least expensive options on our list.

This soft stick bait is designed to replicate the natural prey of bass, such as small fish and insects. Some baits lure in the bass by irritating them, but these work by fooling them into thinking it's natural.

Its design is suitable for both slow and methodical retrieves, allowing anglers to thoroughly fish an area and entice bites from cautious bass.

Classic Rattler: Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap


Classics make comebacks all the time in this sport, and this bass lure is not immune. Known for its distinctive rattle and tight wiggle, the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap is a go-to lure for waking up bass post-winter or during aggressive feeding times.

Priced at $8.49, this lure can be jigged, cranked, or jerked, and it's effective at various retrieval speeds.

Its versatility and ability to cast long distances make it a staple in any bass angler's arsenal, especially when fishing in areas with varied underwater structures.

We've caught so many bass with these Rat-L-Traps over the years that we won't go to the lake without a few in our tackle box.

Shallow Water Specialist: Strike King KVD Crankbait


The Strike King KVD 1.5 Square Bill Crankbait, costing at around $7.49, is best for shallow water fishing.

Its unique square bill design helps it deflect off the cover and navigate tight spots without snagging. That's what makes it perfect for reeling in the bass. You can tread right past the cover to get them to strike.

This feature, coupled with its erratic "hunting" action, triggers aggressive strikes from bass. Whether you're targeting the edges of lily pads or submerged logs, this crankbait is designed to reach where other lures might not.

Most Reliable: Rapala Original Floating Lure


At $6.99, the Rapala Original Floating lure is a tried and true option favored not just by us but by many anglers for its versatility and reliability.

This lure can be fast-reeled, slow-reeled, twitched, or left to float, allowing for various techniques depending on the situation. 

The best part of this bass lure is Its ability to stay close to cover while minimizing snags is particularly valuable in areas with dense underwater structures or in close quarters combat with big bass.

Grab your lure and hit the water!

Each of these lures brings something unique to the table, and their effectiveness can vary based on various factors, including water clarity, cover, structure, and bass behavior. This is the time of year when anglers are constantly asking what's working, and that's why we are bringing this to you.

Whether you're a beginner looking to make your first significant catch or a seasoned pro refining your technique, these lures cover all the bases.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Master Outdoorsman

Matt is a seasoned outdoorsman with expertise in fishing, hunting, and wildlife. With a Master's degree in Wildlife Science, he combines his passion for nature with conservation efforts, sharing his knowledge through his writing for Fish and Game Report.

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