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TOP 10 FRESH WATER BAITS

Before you hit the lake, pond, or stream, make sure you have the right bait for the fish you're trying to land. We created a list of the top 10 freshwater baits you need for your next fishing trip.

1. YUM YUMBRELLA FLASH MOB JR. WILLOW BLADE BAITFISH RIG

The YUM YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. Willow Blade Baitfish Rig is used to attract bass. Made of super-tough stainless steel and heat-treated wire, this bait is also compatible with most rods and reels. The four willow blades on each outer arm create the image of a bigger school baitfish by producing tremendous flash and vibration.

2. ZOOM BABY BRUSH HOG 5-INCH CREATURE BAIT: Watermelon Red

The Baby Brush Hog 5” Creature Baits are great for bass and other freshwater fish. The tails, wings, and arms on these bulky baits will provide plenty of motion and water movement to help bring success on your trip. Try them as jig trailers – whole or cut down, or on a football head to drag through deep water like a spider jig.

3. H2O XPRESS JOINTED SUNFISH 3.5-INCH SWIMBAIT: Bluegill 01

The Jointed Sunfish 3.5” Swimbait can help you land your next freshwater bass. This bait uses a realistic look – which includes a 3-D glass eye – to grab the fish’s attention. Use the Bluegill 01 version, with its premium treble hooks, to make sure the big one never gets away.

4. ZOOM SWIMMIN’ SUPER FLUKE: Watermelon Red

The 4" Swimmin’ Super Fluke is the perfect bait for schooling bass in freshwater. The streamlined and versatile design is great for rigging on weightless or weighted swim bait hooks and features a swimming paddle tail for kicking motion.

5. ZOOM TRICK WORM: Watermelon Red

The Trick Worm allows for multiple presentations – straight, Tex-posed, wacky, or Carolina rigged – so you can give the bass just what it’s looking for when it is ready to strike. The soft-plastic construction gives it a life-like appearance.

6. RIVER2SEA WHOPPER PLOPPER 90 4-INCH TOPWATER BAIT: Blue

If you're looking for the perfect topwater bait, look no further than the River2Sea Whopper Plopper 90 4" Topwater bait. Driven by great performance, this bait delivers a sputtering topwater disruption that can be crawled slowly across the water or cranked up like a swamp buggy. This action draws the attention of freshwater bass looking for its next meal.

7. ZOOM ULTRA VIBE SPEED CRAWS: Watermelon Red

The Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craws is designed to draw freshwater bass to your line. Despite a small profile, this salt-impregnated plastic bait has great leg action that helps the craws flip thick mats, while the high-action tentacles flutter on the fall to help bring fish out of the deep cover.

8. RIVER2SEA WHOPPER PLOPPER 90 4-INCH TOPWATER BAIT: Sexy Shad

If you're looking for the perfect topwater bait, look no further than the River2Sea Whopper Plopper 90 4" Topwater bait. Driven by great performance, this bait delivers a sputtering topwater disruption that can be crawled slowly across the water or cranked up like a swamp buggy. This action draws the attention of freshwater bass looking for its next meal.

9. STRIKE KING RAGE TAIL CRAW 4-INCH: Green Pumpkin

The Strike King Rage Tail Craw 4" is all the rage among anglers and the freshwater bass they are out to catch. With a design that creates splashing and noise for great action, this high-grade plastic bait allows for a variety of applications – Texas rigged, Carolina rigged, weightless, and as jig trailers.

10. RIVER2SEA WHOPPER PLOPPER 130 5-INCH TOPWATER BAIT: Munky Butt

If you're looking for the perfect top water bait, look no further than the River2Sea Whopper Plopper 130 5" Topwater bait. Driven by great performance, this bait delivers a sputtering topwater disruption that can be crawled slowly across the water or cranked up like a swamp buggy. This action draws the attention of freshwater bass looking for its next meal.

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