My good friend and WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Chief Meteorologist Jim Flowers of Omaha who successfully fishes the metro and surrounding area lakes and reservoirs for largemouth bass more than anyone I know (including Daryl Bauer, HA!) reveals his best bass fishing lures to you for spring and summer fishing.
These were featured on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Channel 6 and Jim has put them on his blog as well. Due to the high number of requests I’ve had for them, I wanted to additionally put them here for you. As always, Jim and I emphasize C-P-R for your bass fishing: Catch, Photo and Release. Thanks a bunch Jim, read on largemouth bass aficionados!
This is a rubber worm rigged wacky style. A “wacky tool” is used to place an O ring half-way down the lure so it’s balanced. A wacky hook 1/0 size is looped thru the ring. A 1/16th oz bullet sliding sinker is on the line, not pegged. This is a 4″ yum dinger worm, a 5″ or 7″ would not need the weight. Cast out, let sink, and hold on!!! Twitch if fish don’t hit on initial fall, and let sink again.
This is a 1/4oz scrounger head rigged with a zoom 4″ tab tail grub. I like this better than the minnow that comes with the scrounger. This is a cast and retrieve lure. I caught 40 bass in two hours at a local lake with this lure. The tail has a circular motion with the swimming lip giving it side to side. Dynamite lure.
Last but not least, the flowers jig, responsible for over 50! 5lb bass in the last 6years…..largest 7lb 8oz.
1/2oz jig head, no rattle, with a missouri craw skirt. The lighter colors are on the bottom of the lure as it falls. Zoom super chunk trailer with fat side down where the hook is. Trailer is black. Fish this all year because it looks like a crawfish in the spring and a frog in the summer. Let it drop to the bottom, shake 2-3x….hop it ….shake….hop it ….shake no more than 2-3x. Retrieve and begin again.
Hold on….this is a big fish lure. I use 15lb cxxx P-line. Most of these available in some form from local sporting good stores ,check first, especially for the wacky tool.