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50 Best Bass Lures of All Time (2021)

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

Bass Fishing Lures - 2021 Breakdown


Our team at Bass Tackle Lures has been working hard to bring you this post. We've finally created the ultimate guide to the best bass lures of all time. Our 2021 bass fishing lure review considers performance, build quality, and most importantly, how many bass the baits catch.


This guide lists the best bass lures that are sure to help you fill your livewells every time. We used advice from professional anglers, product reviews, and our team's analysis. We made sure only to include baits that catch fish anywhere around the country.


50. Zoom Brush Hog

Zoom Brush Hog Green Color
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The Zoom Brush Hog is an extremely popular soft plastic bait. This bait is best fished weightless for the best action. You can Texas Rig them, fish them Carolina style, pitch them, swim them, or essentially use them in any way you'd like.


These baits resemble a combination of a lizard, a crawfish, and a worm. Zoom Brush Hogs are available on both Amazon and Bass Pro Shops.



49. Berkley Johnson Silver Minnow 0.25oz

Berkley Johnson Silver Minnow Gold Color
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The Johnson Silver Minnow has been remarked as the most versatile and successful lure ever made. One of the things that makes this bait unique is its weedless design and high build quality.


This lure will catch a wide variety of fish but is especially effective against Largemouth Bass. You can troll, jig, twitch, or standard retrieve the Johnson Silver Minnow.



48. Z-MAN Finesse TRD

Z-MAN Finesse TRD Green Orange Black Color
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The Z-Man Finesse TRD is perfectly designed to be fished in the Ned Rig style. This bait has a subtle, easy to master, and amazingly effective presentation.


This is one of the best finesse bass lures on the market, and Z-Man is known for its exceptional quality lures. Not only is it high quality, but it's unique because of its salt sent that's infused into the rubber material.



47. Roboworm Straight Tail Worm

Roboworm Straight Tail Worm Black White Colors
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When the conditions get tough, the Roboworm Straight Tail Worm is a great option. Since these baits are so sensitive, you'll get a ton of action with even the slightest movements.


Roboworm has incorporated a salt-release system that adds a smell factor to the lure. This system is also designed to release a "burst" of salt when a bass strikes, which causes fish to hold onto this worm longer.



46. Rapala Shad Rap

Rapala Shad Rap Yellow Brown Color Crankbait Bass
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The Rapala Shad Rap is constructed from balsa wood, which makes this bait extremely durable. One thing's for sure, and it's that the Shad Rap can withstand any strike no matter the fish's size.


Since Rapala prioritized quality, this bait also has amazing action in the water and is designed with super sharp hooks. This lure can be fished anywhere but is especially ideal for shallow waters.



45. Z-man Original Chatterbait

Z-man Original Gold Flasher Chatterbait Lure
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The Z-man Original Chatterbait is just one of those lures that never fails to put fish in the boat. This chatterbait fills live-wells and is recommended by plenty of professional bass anglers.


Since this lure has a hex-shaped blade, it moves a ton of water and produces a ton of vibration. These qualities never fail to attract and catch the attention of the largest bass.



44. Heddon Zara Spook

Black Silver Heddon Zara Spook Topwater Bait
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The Heddon Zara Spook is classified as a "walk the dog" style bait. Professional anglers have said that this lure can get the attention of fish from over 20 feet away.


Again, this is one of those go-to bass lures that somehow catch an absurd amount of fish. Since this is a topwater "walk the dog" lure, you can also expect some pretty aggressive strikes.



43. Fred Arbogast Hula Popper

Rainbow Color Frog Fred Arbogast Hula Popper
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The Fred Arbogast Hula Popper is one of the topwater lures that any angler can catch fish with. No matter your experience level or fishing conditions, this bait tends to draw strikes.


One thing to mention with this bait is that it performs exceptionally well in smaller water bodies with plenty of cover. You should try the Hulla Popper around lily pads because it's sure to be an exciting time!



42. Gary Yamamoto Senko Worm

Black Bag Gary Yamamoto Senko Bass Worms
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The Gary Yamamoto Senko Worm is the best bass fishing lure that's ever been created. We know this is a bold claim, but it's honestly just the truth. Our team has already written a full guide about these baits and which color patterns perform the best.


You can find this information about Gary Yamamoto Senko Worms here. However, if we had to give you a brief description, these are the best worms ever made.


They have the ideal weight, refined color patterns, and it seems that bass in every body of water across the country devour these worms.



41. Mann's Hardnose Jelly Worm

Purple Mann's Hardnose Jelly Worms
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Mann's Hardnose Jelly Worms are the original artificial worms. These worms date all the way back to 1957, and they've been trendy ever since.


It's difficult to compare these worms to other popular brands like Gary Yamamoto, but they've definitely had the time to perfect their design.


It's their original fruit flavors that made them so popular, and while it sounds strange, the fruity flavors of these baits draw a ton of strikes.



40. Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap