5 Lure Challenge

I was invited to respond to a Avid Angler Challenge, basically what 5 baits would you pick with to fish for the rest of your life.  So you only get 5 and you are stuck with them….

Seem easy at first, but 5 is not that many compared to what I keep in my boat and being a tournament bass angler, you need to be ready for anything!

1. 1/2oz BassTEK Tungsten Jig – For color, I’d tie up a custom skirt with a Green Pumpkin & Brown combination.  I probably fish a 3/8oz jig more now, but since I am stuck with one, the half will help me fish deep structure better when I need to.  I can swim it, flip it, drag it, stroke it, bass jigs are super versatile. 


2. Baby Brush Hog – To be versatile in most water clarities I’ll go Green Pumpkin Blue.  I like this bait, because ti catches fish of all sizes, tough bites and good bites.  I can fish it on texas rigs, shakey head, as a jig trailer as well mojo and c-rigged.  Just a great bait that gets bit in all conditions.
http://www.basstackledepot.com/basstackle/zoom/Brush-Hog-Green-Pumpkin-Blue.jpg

3. 1/2 oz Chrome/Blue Lipless Crankbait – Not sure on brand, probably a Red Eye Shad or a Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap.  Either way, as long as your patient, you can work any water column that needs a baitfish presentation and chrome blue catches fish everywhere.  So if I am only going to have one crankbait, this would be it.
http://www.basstackledepot.com/basstackle/rat-l-trap/RT25SP.jpg


4. Lake Fork Ring Fry – Doesn’t matter which color, as long as it is green pumpkin.  This bait is an awesome do nothing looking bait that plain catches fish.  It probably most resembles a bluegill.  I often work this bait weightless like most others would fish a senko, but you can rig it most of the same weighs mentioned about the Brush Hog above.  The on other thing I would ask of this bait, is to fish it weightless and it would as act as my frog as well over pads and duck weed.
Lake Fork Ring Fry 609 Green Pumpkin
5.  Yellow Magic Popper – Sometimes you just need a topwater, when fish are keyed on bait, it is a must, plus a supper fun way to fish.  I would go with Bone or shad pattern.  To me, this is the best topwater I own and have ever thrown!
Japanese Popper

Do you think you can narrow your baits down to 5?  Leave a comment and let’s hear it!


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