Fishing in cold, muddy water can be challenging. However, it can be even more difficult if you are not using the right equipment.
In a previous post we discussed some helpful tips that you can use to catch more fish under these difficult conditions.
In this post we will some of the best bass lures for muddy water.
What are the best bass lures for muddy water?
BOOYAH Moon Talker
This helps to give the bait good vibration so that the bass can feel the lure, but it also gives off just enough flash in low light conditions to generate a strike.
Megastrike Cavitron Buzzbait
A slow retrieve is essential in catching bass in shallow, muddy water. There is no better way to do so then with the Megastrike Cavitron Buzzbait. This lure was designed to be retrieved very slowly. In fact, the website claims this is the slowest buzzbait ever. Couple that with the huge amount of vibration this lure gives off and you have yourself a mean bass fishing lure.
Are you looking to stir things up even more? If so, you may want to try the Strike King’s The Double Take Buzzbait. This lure is equipped with not only one buzzbait blade, but two buzzbait blades. Twice the commotion, twice the fun!
Z-Man Pro 2 Series Chatterbait
In cold, muddy water, bass will gravitate toward shallow water and will stick very close to cover. One lure that will allow you to get into such cover without getting hung up is the Z-Man Pro 2 Series Chatterbait.
This lure is 100% weedless. It has the profile of a jig and yet the action of a crankbait. In order to give off even more vibration, try adding a large trailer such as the Strike King Shadalicious Swimbait.
Remember, the bigger the profile, the easier the bass can home in on your lure. Chatterbaits are one of the best lures when fishing muddy water.
Strike King Swim Jig
When the water is cold, the metabolism of the fish begins to slow down, meaning that the bass won’t be actively feeding. In order to catch some bass, you at times may need to literally drop the lure right in front of them. The Strike King Swim Jig is designed to do just that.
Don’t forget to enhance the profile of your lure by adding a nice fat trailer such as the Strike King Rage Craw Bait.
Fishing this jig across the bottom bumping into rocks, logs, etc will give off that vibration bass simply can’t resist.
Strike King Red Eye Shad
When the water is muddy, bass rely heavily on their lateral lines to feel what is going on around them. Appeal to their senses with the Strike King Red Eye Shad.
This lipless crankbait has proven to be deadly while fishing water with low visibility. It is equipped not only with a loud rattle, but also the unique lipless crankbait wobble.
Fish this lure with a stop and go retrieve and you will find that this lure not only appeals to their lateral lines, but their stomach as well.
Live Target Hollow Body Frog
Don’t forget about using topwater lures. If you haven’t experimented with them before, this may be a good opportunity to start. One such topwater lure you simply can’t go wrong with is the Live Target Hollow Body Frog.
As we mentioned earlier, when the water is muddy bass stick tight to cover. This lure is 100% weedless, meaning it can go places that other lures cannot.
The bigger profile and the fact that it can easily be worked very slowly makes this a great bass lure for fishing in cold, muddy water.
Strike King Square Bill Crankbait
A list of the best bass lures for muddy water wouldn’t be complete without mentioning square bill crankbaits. One of the most popular square bill crankbaits among many bass fisherman is the Strike King Square Bill Crankbait.
This bait is perfect for deflecting off cover, rocks, structure or whatever else you can bump into. By retrieving this lure slowly across the bottom you will without a doubt generate a reaction strike.
One last thought: When fishing in cold, muddy water, remember that bass must rely on their other senses to survive. Mainly, their lateral lines to detect vibrations and their sense of smell. Many of the aforementioned lures are designed to give off lots of vibration in the water.
However, many bass fisherman forget about their another sense, their sense of smell. This is especially important when fishing in low light conditions. Be sure to use their sense of smell to your advantage by using Fish Attractants such as Liquid Mayhem.
These are our top seven best bass lures for muddy water. Under muddy conditions what bass lures have you found to work best? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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