Soft bait swimbait lures are one of the top types of lures in use by most fishermen. They are great for drop shotting, casting, jigging, and trolling. Imitation minnows, rubber worms, imitation bait fish, crawdads, frogs, the possibilities are endless. These lure are like an exact replica of the bait fish, or other prey, in the wild. The movement of these lures also looks just about as close as you can get to the real thing. Soft bait lures are a great choice for large lunker hunting. My all time favorite soft bait lure is the rubber worm. I have the most luck with the power worms as they have fish attractant scents blended into the rubber worms. I like to cast one out up along the shore line, or up under a tree branch growing out over the water making the water shady, and let the slack rest on top of the water as I watch for the slack start to get pulled across the water about ten feet to give them time to yank and set that hook. If I don’t get a bite after ten or fifteen seconds, I life my rod tip to plop the worm up off the bottom and repeat until that Lunker Bass takes it and runs with it. Such good times watching the twitching of the line as the bass is taking it’s first look and then starts to slip away with it in it’s mouth, and as soon as you pull the remaining slack it’s yank and fish on in a big way. The fight is on, as bass put up a really great fight.
Chaos Tackle Husky Medussa Swimbait
The Chaos Tackle Husky Medussa Swimbait starts with it’s crazy fish attracting moves as soon as it hits the water with it’s three high action tails thast churn out crazy moves to bring in those aggressive strikes from muskie, bass, striper, and gator pike. Jerk it, rip it, troll it, or slow roll it. You can even just real it straight in, and you will still get tons o faction with a Medussa. This is a large 15 inch soft bait lure for big trophy fish.
Musky Innovations Swimmin' Dawg
Muskie are well known to be difficult to catch. This Musky Innovations Swimmin' Dawg will give you a better chance to catch more fish. Being designed by swimbait legend Luke Ronnestrand, it uses a forward front hook to give you a better chance at the fish sticking during the hook set. The flexible pro harness ensures exceptional action to entice muski, stripers, bass, mackinaw, and other big agressive fish.
Savage Gear 4D Pulse Tail Line Thru Trout Swimbait
The Savage® Gear 4D Pulse Tail Line Thru Trout Swimbait lets you target the biggest fish with this big soft bait lure. This lifelike soft bait's detailed 4D Photo Chrome skin print provides you with a true to life realistic trout look. It entices additional strikes with it’s dna powered scent and pulse tail design. It slinks slowly with just enough buoyancy to keep it running upright at all times. Great swimbait for trout, mackinaw, stripers, and other big agressive game fish.
LIVETARGET Frog Soft Bait Lures
These Livetarget Frogs are about as real as you can get next to the real thing. This hollow bodied frog is very realistic as it has precise spots, ears, front arms, and bulging eyes to look just like a real frog. Its ultra soft, yet highly durable, body offers better collapsibility for more hook ups for you. It has a near foolproof weedless design that lets you chunk it into those thick vegetation waters to chase down thos big bass with confidence.
YUM Dinger Soft Baits
The YUM® Dinger™ soft bait lures are one of the few lures that catch bass whether they're feeding or not. No other style of lure can get inactive fish to strike to the level that this one does, which is why it’s a favorite of bass fishermen everywhere. The YUM Dinger can be rigged in all the regular rubber worm styles like the Texas rig, Carolina rig, or even the wacky style. You can use it weighted or weightless. No matter how you rig it, how you use it, this soft bait catches fish when other lures can't. The Yum Dinger is infused a proven fish attractant with enzymes designed to send the fish into a feeding frenzy and entice them to strike. .
Yamamoto Baits Senko Soft Bait Lures
Proven to be effective on Big Bass in California, and other good bass fishing waters, the Senko is one of the top favorite bass lures on the market. The Yamamoto Baits 5" Senko soft bait lures have become a favorite for bass all throughout the United States. The Senko lure impregnated with salt impregnated, and casts like a bullet to get out there where those big fish hunker down. It also has a smooth and even horizontal fall when you fish it weightless or wacky style. Senko’s are not magic, you do have to do some of the work, but it’s as close to magic as you can get. Big Bass Love Them!
Zoom Super Fluke Soft Baits
The Zoom® 5-1/4'' Super Fluke® Soft Bait Lures is the most popular soft jerkbait ever produced. It has a super lifelike bait fish look and profile. It’s split tail design gives great action that drives fish crazy. The Super Fluke is built just a bit fatter and heavier than a regular Fluke, which gives it more visibility in the water, and allows you to cast it out further, making this fluke a favorite soft bait for fishing in the surf for stripers and other ocean fish. It is also great up in the lakes and rivers to target stripers, bass, and big mackinaw. A Super Fluke can be rigged on a weighted or unweighted hook, as well as on a Texas rig setup, a Carolina rig, used on a dropshot rig, on a jighead, as a spinnerbait trailer, or you can even hook it up wacky style. They can be fished fast or slow, on top or down deep, you will get excellent results no matter how you like to fish it.
Berkley PowerBait Power Worms
The Berkley® PowerBait® Power Worms® come in many different sizes and colors. Each one have the Berkley PowerBait Advantage that makes fish hold on 18 times longer! These Power Worm's soft but firm texture is irresistible to fish, and infused with the powerful fish attracting scent that powerbait power worms are known for. A favorite for bass fishermen that target big Lunker Bass. My favorite way to fish a power worm is to fish it weightless, on a weedless worm hook. Cast it out where the bass are lurking, and let it slowly sink to the bottom with slack on top of the water. Then lift the line up, pulling the worm in a few feet, and lowering the line back down, with slack floating on top of the water. When bass approach and pick up the tail before the full gulp down, you will see the slack to slowly start to pull out as the fish keeps moving, and once the slack is gone, pull up and set that hook, and it’s all about FISH ON time! About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Soft Bait Lures Fishing Experience Awaits!