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Top 5 Baits For August Bass Fishing!

August is HOT but so is the fishing!! Bass are predictable on hot days and become very easy to catch. We’re going to show you the best baits, and where to fish them so you can consistently catch fish throughout the month!

Heat is your friend! We’ve already done several videos talking about how bass position in the heat and how to predict their movements. Once you understand that positioning, all you need to do is fish these key lures with confidence. Summer fishing can be amazing and this is your year!

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits discussed in the video. We’ve listed them in the order they appear in the video and have included all the rigging components needed to fish them effectively. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

Bait–MissileBaits 6″ Magic Worm:
Color: Blueback Secret, Watermelon Violet
Hook– Owner Cover Shot HD:
Size: 1/0
Weight– Swagger Tungsten Pencil:
Size: 1/4 oz

Bait– MissileBaits Baby DStroyer:
Color: Super Bug, Green Pumpkin
Hook– Owner All Purpose Bait:
Size: 3/0
Weight– Reins Tungsten:
Size: 3/16 oz

•Rapala DT 16:
Colors: Green Gizzard Shad, Live River Shad

Head– Tactical Mini Underspin:
Size: 1/4 oz
Bait– Storm 3″ Largo Shad:
Color: Albino Shad, Sexy Shad

Hook– Owner Flashy Swimmer:
Size: 5/0, 1/4 oz
Bait– Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing:
Color: Pro Blue Red Pearl

•Zoom Super Fluke:
Colors: Smokin Shad, Electric Shad, Albino

•Xzone Whiplash Shad:
Colors: Smoke Pearl Laminate, Baby Bass, Electric Shad

Hook– VMC Redline Wide Gap:
Size: 4/0

•Jackall Kaera Frog:
Colors: Glitter Hasu, Glitter Bluegill

•13 Fishing Power Slide:
Colors: Flitter Shad, Lucky Charm

Rod– Shimano Zodias 6’10” Med Heavy:
Reel– Curado 70 MGL (HG):
Line– Sunline Super FC (12 lb):

Rod– 13 Fishing Envy Black 7’3″ Medium Heavy:
Reel– 13 Fishing Concept C2:
Line– Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb Braid:
Leader– Sunline Saltimate 20 lb:

Rod– St. Croix Bass X 7’1″ Medium Fast:
Reel– Shimano SLX 150 A (HG):
Line– Power Pro Braid (30 lb):

We have a variety of custom lure designs and apparel available! Everything from Swimbaits and crankbaits, to hats and hoodies! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Lure Designs:


Trolling Motor– Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics– Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors– Minn Kota Talons:
Camera– GoPro Hero 9:


Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite Net:

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

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  1. I tied on a drop shot this winter when I wasn’t able to get bites on small moving baits. Let’s just say I still have one tied on. It’s still producing. ….. moving bait wise bill Lewis Atv crank and R2S biggie smalls crank, rebel pop-r, and Picasso shock blade.

  2. Thank you for this! I am about to get out on Lake Gaston in the beginning of August and cannot WAIT to get out on the water! Have a few of these bait types but want to get better hooks so thanks for the links!! Question for my anglers out there, I just bought a new medium heavy rod with a 4k spinner and was going to use 15lb braid, what lb fluorocarbon should I use for my lead? Everything I have read is just ALL over the place, thanks for the assist!!

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