Fishing bass in the fall

Fall fishing is in full swing and the bass are biting! If you're looking to catch some of these fish, you need to know which baits to use. In this article, we will discuss four of the best bass fishing lures for November: spinnerbaits, hard body swimbaits, blade baits, and jigs. We'll also give you a quick rundown on what type of rod, reel, and line you'll need to throw each bait effectively. So, sit back and get ready to catch some bass!

Fishing bass with a spinnerbait

November Bait #1: Spinnerbait 

Spinnerbaits are one of the most popular bass fishing lures for a reason. They're versatile, effective, and easy to use. If you're new to bass fishing, spinnerbaits are a great place to start. You can fish them around just about any type of cover and they're good for catching both largemouth and smallmouth bass. When selecting a spinnerbait, look for one with Willow or Colorado blades. These blades have a lot of action and will help you attract fish even in dirty water. As far as rod, reel, and line go, you'll want something medium-heavy duty. A baitcasting reel is ideal, but if you don't have one, a spinning reel will work just fine when paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line.

Fishing bass with a hard swimbait

November Bait #2: Hard body swimbaits

 Hard body swimbaits are another great fall bass fishing lure. These lures mimic the look and movement of a baitfish, making them irresistible to bass. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can find one that closely resembles the type of bait fish that are native to your body of water. When fishing with hard body swimbaits, you'll want to use a slow retrieve. Let the lure sink to the bottom before reeling it in at a slow pace. This will give the fish time to strike. For rod, reel, and line, you'll need something on the heavier side. A baitcasting reel paired with a heavy action rod and 20-30 lb test line will do the trick.

Fishing bass with a blade bait

November Bait #3: Blade Bait

It’s no secret that blade baits are a fan favorite for fall bass fishing. Blade baits are very effective in clear water conditions because they create a lot of flash and vibration. This attracts fish from long distances, making them ideal for open-water fishing. When using blade baits, you'll want to use a quick, sporadic retrieve. This will cause the blades to spin rapidly and create a lot of movement in the water. For rod, reel, and line, you'll want something medium-heavy duty when using the blade bait as well. A baitcasting reel paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line will work well.

 Fishing bass with a jig

November Bait #4: Jig

Jigs are one of the most versatile bass fishing lures around. They can be fished in a variety of ways and around all types of cover. Jigs are especially effective in fall because they mimic the look of baitfish that bass are feeding on this time of year. When fishing with jigs, you'll want to use a slow, steady retrieve. This will allow the jig to fall to the bottom and swim through the water column slowly. For rod, reel, and line, you'll want something medium-heavy duty. A baitcasting reel paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line is ideal.

So there you have it! These are four of the best bass fishing lures for November. Get out there and give them a try. With a little practice, you'll be catching fish in no time. Happy fishing!

Summary of Rod, reel, and line recommendations:

Spinnerbaits: medium-heavy duty baitcasting reel paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line

Hard body swimbaits: baitcasting reel paired with a heavy action rod and 20-30 lb test line

Blade baits: medium-heavy duty baitcasting reel paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line

Jigs: medium-heavy duty baitcasting reel paired with a medium-heavy action rod and 14-20 lb test line.

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