Bass Fishing with Berkley PowerBait
If there's one thing every angler knows, it's that Berkley PowerBait makes some of the best fishing lures on the market. While other bait manufacturers are focused on creating new, wild designs, Berkley PowerBait refines their colors and scents to increase hook-up ratios better than anyone else.
Many of their soft plastic baits are made from a unique rubber formula that only PowerBait is allowed to use. Their lures have a more natural appearance, their colors are the best in the industry, and their scent is out of this world.
Since most of their baits feature the same scent that makes fish hold on 18x longer, anglers confuse which products are actually the best. While almost all products made by PowerBait are fantastic, we'll guide you through the 6 best baits made by PowerBait for catching trophy bass.
Berkley PowerBait Power Worms
Bass seem to go crazy over these worms, especially when fished up against the weed line. The Berkley PowerBait Power Worms are popular and effective because of their unique colors and scent.
There's nothing too unique about their shape or profile, but this is expected in PowerBait lures. Unique colors such as Motor Oil and Bloodline and PowerBait's patented smell make this worm great for catching bass year-round.
Even when finesse isn't producing fish, these things will. Green Pumpkin is always a great worm color; however, it's the unique colors make this bait stand out. Every brand sells green pumpkin soft plastics, so we recommend going with the other proprietary fish-catching patterns.
Power Worm Color Chart
What size Power Worm is best?
The 7" model Power Worm is by far the most versatile length and the best selling version. It's slightly larger than your traditional soft plastic worm, which is likely why bass love it so much. The 10" model is a larger profile bait that's best for summer conditions when fish are aggressively feeding.
Berkley PowerBait Attractant
While this isn't a PowerBait lure, this scent additive has landed so many trophy-sized bass over the years that we thought it deserved a feature on this list. The Berkley PowerBait Attractant is an exclusive liquid scent that's far better than any other bass attractant.
Berkley PowerBait designed this product to create a "smell path" when applied to a lure. As you retrieve your bait, a trail is left behind. Even inactive or less aggressive fish will instinctively follow the scent trail and strike.
The liquid can be used on hard plastics such as Crankbaits for catching largemouth bass. Our favorite technique is to squeeze the liquid inside Tube Baits when going after Smallmouth Bass. When the fishing's hot, this method gets bites every single cast.
Berkley PowerBait Original Power Grub
There are many grubs on the market, but nothing is more lifelike than the Berkley Powerbait Original Power Grub. The special soft-plastic material can only be used by PowerBait and makes fish strike this grub more often.
Berkley reports their grub makes "Fish hold on 18 times longer" than competing brands that use cheaper, less flexible materials. Its tantalizing fluttering action makes it ideal for vertical jigging.
Let the grub fall naturally to the bottom, pull it up fast, and let it sink back down again. It won't be long until it gets hammered by a big fish. Be aware of when the bait's falling because bass almost always attack it on the way down.
The Original Power Grub has a bulkier profile than most rubber grubs. This makes it a better grub for bass fishing, especially if you use the 5" model. Not only does it catch bass, but it actually works well for almost all fish species. There isn't a single freshwater species that won't eat a bulky, lifelike grub.
Berkley PowerBait Ripple Shad
The Berkley PowerBait Ripple Shad is a bass fishing swimbait with a unique look. The rippled sides and paddle tail creates fish-catching vibrations as it swims through the water. Not to mention, the increased surface area allows for more of the PowerBait scent to be added.
This scented bait is made in the USA and comes in super bright a vibrant colors. As many anglers know, largemouth bass feed on juvenile perch when presented the opportunity. That's why our favorite color is the Fire Pearch Pattern.
Berkley PowerBait Chigger Craw
There aren't many bass lures under $1/ea that have also been used to win the Bass Master Classic. The Berkley PowerBait Chigger Craw is one of them and was used by Boyd Duckett to win him the title a few years ago.
Boyd Duckett rigged the Chigger Craw onto a 1.5oz weight and pitched it into heavy grass and trees along the shoreline. It caught fish after fish and allowed him to dominate the competition, winning by a landslide.
This specially designed craw bait has appendages that move extremely fast when falling through the water. The bait moves at high speeds down the water column, drawing attention by flailing its arms and legs. There's no question that the PowerBait Chigger Craw gets reaction bites better than any other small soft plastic bait.
The only three colors you should be considering are Alabama Craw, Green Pumpkin, and Watermelon Candy. If you can only afford one color, Watermelon Candy is your best bet. It slays fish year-round and has been proved effective in every state across the United States.
Berkley PowerBait Power Tube
Nearly every angler owns a set of the Berkley Powerbait Power Tubes. The scent applied to this bait was scientifically researched and tested for 25 years and brings fish in from super far away. It's one of the best tube baits for smallmouth bass.
Berkley applies the same scent used on the Original Power Gubs to this tube bait. What this means for us anglers is that fish also hold on to this tube 18x longer than other tubes. Learning to master fishing with scented baits is one of the best ways to catch bass every time you're out on the water.
The best Power Tube colors are Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Red Flake, and Breen Green. Although PowerBait makes some amazing unique colors, we always catch the most fish on the time-tested Green Pumpkin variety.