Much gets said about the life-changing effect of being crowned Bassmaster Classic champion â€“ and rightly so. A strong argument could be made that no single accomplishment has a larger impact on a pro anglerâ€™s career. However, the big bass lure that gets used to notch that Classic win often travels a similar path, almost immediately falling into the iconic “best bass lures” category.
Most years, one or two baits legitimately earn the distinction of the Classic-winning lure or lures, and some lures legitimately are far more likely than others to be used by Classic competitors. The time of year, the Guntersville fishing report, and luresâ€™ reputations and track records all help us determine lures that are likely to play an important role during the Classic.
Just as pundits pick their winning pros, weâ€™ve chosen 10 lures that you will want to watch for as the 2014 Bassmaster Classic unfolds.
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