You’re sure to get a very spirited debate (you may want to leave if bottles start flying) and about as many answers as you have fishermen. While there are many good bass lures worthy of mention, I think there’s really only one lure that could be considered the all-around best.
It’s the one that, if faced with the decision of only having one lure in your box for the rest of time, you’d pick…the bait that, if you only had one lure in your box and you were starving, you’d use.
I know what my choice would be…
Yep, you guessed it…the good ol’ plastic worm. Not only are there a billion colors and styles to choose from, but you can also rig worms a bunch of different ways to cover just about any situation — and new methods are being developed every year.
You can old skool rig worms in the “state styles:” Texas or ‘Carolina; or you can run with more progressive styles like wacky rigging, darter heads, shaky heads and drop shotting and everything in between. With a little creativity, plastic worms can be fished as rip or even topwater baits as well.
From slow-crawling on the bottom, to scooting across the surface and all in-between portions of the water column, the plastic worm has to be the best all-around bass lure!
What do you think the best bass lure of all time is? Let us know in the Comments section below!