Tips N Tricks

Top 5 Baits For July Bass Fishing!

Here are the top 5 baits we trust to catch bass in July! We’re entering the HOTTEST month of the year and its going to bring very predictable fishing patterns. Get ready to catch some bass!! the fishing is amazing! You can fish these baits with confidence whether you’re walking the shore of a pond, exploring a clear water reservoir, or flipping your way through a shallow Southern fishery.

As temperatures soar bass become lethargic and spend much of the day tucked against cover or structure. Once you know where to look (we’re going to explain that too) all you have to do is fish these baits with confidence. You can catch fish all Summer long and we’re going to help you do it!

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits we’re throwing throughout the month. We’ve included our favorite sizes and colors, and even a few of the combos we use to fish them effectively. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

•Strike King 6XD:
Colors: Sexy Blue Back Herring, Sexy Shad

•Rapala DT 20:
Colors: Pearl Grey Shiner, Green Gizzard Shad

•Azuma Z Boss 22:
Colors: Grand Shad, Goldie Lox, Hot Mess

Jig– Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin Jig:
Color: The Go To, Alabama Craw

Trailer– Netbait 4″ Paca Slim:
Color: Tilapia Magic, Green Pumpkin Red

Head– Dirty Jigs Pivot Point Football Head:
Common Sizes: 1/2 oz 4/0 Hook, 3/4 oz 5/0 Hook

Bait #1– XZone Adrenaline Craw 4.25:
Colors: Junebug, TW Dark Junebug, Tilapia

Bait #2 – Zoom Z Craw:
Colors: Junebug, Green Pumpkin

Head– Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Size: 3/8 oz

Bait– Xzone 4″ Swammer:
Color: Sexy Shad, Electric Shad

•River2Sea Bully Wa 2:
Color: Little Allen

•Snagproof Bobby’s Perfect:
Color: Grey Ghost, Bluegill

•Jackall Kaera:
Color: Glitter Hasu, Glitter Bluegill

•Megabass Pop Max:
Colors: Mat Shad, Gill

•Shimano World Pop:
Colors: N Smelt, T Smelt

•Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey:
Size: 3/16 oz

•Netbait T Mac Worm:
Colors: Junebug, Bama Bug, Black Grape

Rod– Megabass Orochi XX Braillist:
Reel– Shimano Metanium MGL (HG):
Line– Power Pro Maxcuatro 50 lb Braid: Braid:
Leader– Sunline Saltimate 20 lb Shock:

Rod– St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass 7’4″ MH:
Reel– Shimano SLX 150 XT (HG):
Line– Sunline Super FC 12 lb:

Rod– Shimano SLX 6’10” Medium Heavy:
Reel– Shimano SLX 150 A (HG):
Line– Sunline Super FC 12 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!

#July #bassfishing #Summerfishing


We are a team of avid bass fishermen for over 20 years. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook for contests and giveaways

Related Articles


  1. If the thermocline is at 12ft, how is a deep diving crankbait effective in 20+ft?
    Please discuss how the thermocline depth effects where the fish will be.

  2. Matt and Tim. Can you please do a video on how you guys put braid on a reel? I got the Metanium to frog and have the drag all the way cranked down but I can easily pull line out by hand. There is tension but its not locked up… I don't think the braid is slipping/spinning on the spool. I have 20 pound mono backing connected to 65 pound braid. Help! The setup with the Expride XH feels awesome but when I set the hook it gives a little bit. Thank you

  3. I'm curious, do your tips apply mostly to southern region fishing? I live in Michigan and don't really see much content that is equally applicable to north and south. Most things are pretty universal, but I know timing can be different and some things vary.

  4. Hi Tim. Love your videos and excellent tips and advice. Taking my son fishing for bass in Sardinia Italy next week. Could you please give us a small tips video on recording tips that you use for your Gopro or gear?

  5. Only thing better than catching them on a buzzbait is on a frog. Very enjoyable video Debo, you smoked em. I sure wish you would try that double bladed white 1/8 oz BT's buzzbait I mailed to you. It's a blast to throw especially shallow and in the heat.

  6. Tim, down in Florida water temps are now in the upper 80s and bass are getting very lethargic. I see them suspended on my sonar at 10-15 feet below the surface but often in 20-30 feet of water. The fish appear to be too lethargic to chase crankbaits and I have tried various finesse tactics with little success lately. The suspended fish won’t hit a drop shot, Neko or Ned rig as they are too high in the water column. My only luck has been on a 1/16 oz wacky rigged senko lately but I have fished for hours just to get one bass to commit. I have tried the Hover stroller but it sinks too fast I think to get a bite. Also tried lipless cranks and square bills along with frogs and other topwater baits in the early morning and evening. I should add that I live on a 2 acre pond that is very much like a long bowl shape. The water drops off fairly quickly along the shore to 25-30 feet. The south side of the pond though has two deep pits that drop to 45 and 50 feet respectively but I have never seen and fish in those deep pits but I do see them suspended over those pits but again suspended and too lethargic to chase anything. Any advice?

  7. I like that you include a personal side with family and pets in your work. Shows character versus the youtubers who prioritize promoting themselves.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Shop our exclusive tees. Our apparel is released in batches in limited runs.