5 best lures for hot summer bass fishing

When the weather heats up, so does the bass fishing. Knowing what lures to throw during the hot Summer heat can really help you capitalize on the nice weather.

Bass metabolism increases during the Summer which means they’re more prone to chase active, larger lures.

You might even notice the bass following you for a bit longer, making it the perfect opportunity to try out your lures. Here are some ideas for the best summer bass baits to help you catch a decent amount of bass this season.

1. Yamamoto Senko Worm


  • It comes in multiple colors
  • Simple to fish with
  • Great for beginners
  • Durable


  • Basic

The Yamamoto Senko Worm is one of the best summer bass baits. It is designed with a thicker head area to help it stay on your hook so it doesn’t fall off easily. This worm is durable and robust, making it great for both beginners and seasoned anglers.

When choosing your fishing lure, you have many options because the Yamamoto Senko Worm comes in multiple colors. Bass are relatively dormant during the winter. Once their activity picks up in the summer, you will have no issue catching some bass using this fishing lure.

2. Booyah Pond Magic Spinnerbait


  • Fantastic blade action
  • It comes in many colors
  • A great topwater lure for finesse fishing
  • It has a durable skirt


  • It might not be large enough for some

Spinnerbaits are some of the best summer bass lures, which is why Booyah Pond Magic is an excellent lure. They are smaller than typical bait but work well in the weeds to lure bass in. The Booyah Pond Magic Spinnerbait has a sharp hook that is easy to set and comes in 12 colors.

It comes with a 60-strand ultra delicate silicone skirt, and the blade and color combos are built to match the forage of small fishing ponds. You will most likely have great success using this lure, especially if you are finesse angling for bass weighing 2 to 3 pounds.

3. Supertrip Topwater Frog


  • Natural swimming action
  • There are eight pieces
  • Deadly with bass
  • Built-in treble hook


  • It might be too heavy for some

The Supertrip Topwater Frog lure is best used in lakes or ponds with low visibility. It is even deadly when you are fishing for bass in murky water. GPS technology along the shore can help you find weed beds where bass are hiding if you’re fishing topwater frogs.

We like that it is made using soft plastic because it makes it easier to collapse for a better hookset. These lures fix very well in heavy cover, so it is best to use them in late spring or early summer.

4. Strike King Square Bill Crankbait


  • Great for open water
  • Creates good action when deflected
  • Preferred by many anglers because it is silent


  • The color choices do not match up with the colors in the photos

These crankbaits create an erratic presentation when they shuffle through the water. They move like they are in a panic, trying to escape from something, and they do not move naturally. The erratic movement of these crankbaits attracts bass because they are the predators of the warm water.

Bass are opportunistic, so they seek easy feeding opportunities. This silent lure will not make sound in the water. Trolling your bass boat along the rocky shores is a great way to find bass with crankbaits.

5. Strike King Coffee Tube Bait


  • The scent helps improve the probability of catching bass
  • Easy to fish with
  • Infused with salt


  • None

The Strike King Coffee Tube Bait is one of our favorite summer bass baits. This tube bait comes in 17 colors and has eight pieces. This tube bait attracts bass because of its natural coffee bean scent and salt infusion.

The Strike King coffee tube is durable and designed to lure in the bass. You really can’t go wrong with this tube lure in the summer. Hook it up to a jig and throw it around the structure to catch some bass.


When choosing which summer bass baits are best for you, it is essential to keep this in mind. Bass activity is much higher in the summer than during the winter and with that comes a more active metabolism.

Thank you to Coty Perry, YourBassGuy Managing Editor, for contributing such a great article. You can get more information from Coty at yourbassguy website or Coty Perry Linkedin Account