How to Select and Use Soft Plastics for Bass

Dr. Todd Kuhn discusses best practices on how to select and use soft-plastic baits for increased bass fishing success in this debut video of Beyond the Bait, Powered by Streamlight.

Bass anglers literally have hundreds of lure styles they use to catch fish, but none are as versatile as soft plastics like worms, flukes and lizards.

In the debut of our new video series, Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight, Game & Fish’s Dr. Todd. A. Kuhn tells you everything you need to know about soft-plastic bass lures. You can fish soft plastics anywhere, at any depth, with any technique, in any season. “They catch fish,” Kuhn says. “They simply catch fish.”

In the episode, Kuhn lists the myriad of ways to use bass fishing’s most popular soft plastics.

  • Worms: Come in all shapes, sizes and can be fished from Texas-rigged to weightless throughout the water column.
  • Flukes: Shad-looking bait can mimic a dying baitfish or be ripped through heavy vegetation when weightless, but also can be rigged to work the bottom.
  • Lizards: For bottom fishing, great for Texas and Carolina rigs. A spring mainstay for bass.

Learn more about fishing soft-plastic lures in the video above.


Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight is a 13-episode video series on gameandfishmag.com that focusses on the best baits for bass fishing. Join Game & Fish’s Dr. Todd A. Kuhn every Tuesday this spring as he goes deep into how bass lures work, what bass find irresistible in them, and how you catch more on your next trip.


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