We asked 10 of the top professional bass anglers in the world what they thought were the most underutilized bass baits for landing bucketmouths. If there’s a common theme that runs through the responses, we couldn’t find it. Maybe you can.
“I think it’s a buzzbait. I just think people have kind of forgotten about that bait — when they think about a topwater, it’s a (Lucky Craft) Sammy or something sexy or new. They don’t just go out and throw a buzzbait anymore. But those are hard to beat because you can cover water, find fish and draw big bites with them.
“I use my own signature-series bait, the Strike King KVD Tournament Series Buzzbait, in both the 1/4- and 3/8-ounce sizes. If I had to pick one color to fish day in and day out, it would a bluegill-colored skirt, with black as a second choice. I like a darker color instead of white or chartreuse.
“A bluegill-colored bait with a gold blade will catch fish in clear water, dirty water and everything in between.”