Best Big Bass Baits

best big bass baits

I “kraked” a few toads this year bass fishing, so I thought it would be fun to look back at what baits I caught them on. Here is a list of my best big bass baits, and how I used them to catch some beasts over the past year.


Best Big Bass Baits

Last year was a fun year for me. I went to 12 different bodies of water, and had fun figuring out how to “krak” bass on them. I put a few toads in the boat along the way. Here were my best big bass baits from last year, and the pictures of the hawgs I caught on them. I’m going to make sure I keep these baits on the deck of the boat at all times because I know they are monster slayers!

Megabass Cyclone Crankbait:

Crankbaits caught a lot of big bass for me this year at a few different lakes. The Megabass Cyclone MD-X Crankbait was hands down the best for big bass. The key was making sure it was diving down and bumping the bottom. I would make casts parallel to the bank with it, and wind it back with a steady retrieve. This helped keep the bait bumping and kicking up junk along the bottom. The bluegill color caught all my toads, but I’m sure there are more colors of this bait which could work just as well. Here’s  some pictures of a couple pigs caught on the megabass cyclone.
mohave-largemouth-bass Crankbait Bass

Berkley Havoc Pitboss:

My biggest bass of the year was caught on a green pumpkin purple fleck pit boss. I had it set up on a Jika Rig, and pitched it under a dock. I let it set and lightly shook my rod tip. My line started swimming fast back under the dock, so I set the hook and pulled up this toad. The Jika rig and havoc pit boss are a deadly combo for big pigs.
cj strike bass fishing

Keitech Fat Swing Impact:

This bait is really taking off in popularity, and there is a good reason for it. The Keitech Swing Impact Fat 3.8 caught my biggest smallmouth of the year. I fished it texas rigged on a 5/0 Gamakatsu 1/8 oz. weighted swimbait hook. Using a slow steady retrieve, fooled some big smallmouth bass to chomp the swing impact. Check out this pig caught with this set up.
smallmouth bass lake mohave

Yamamoto Senko:

Weightless texas rigged 5 inch senko’s crush bass. Throw it to where you feel the bass are, and just let it set. There is something about the slow subtle fall of the senko those big bass can’t resist. This picture is the biggest bass of the year! I saw him caught on a 5 inch senko. My dad actually caught the fish, but he was so big I had to get a picture with it as well.
quail creek bass fishing

 Jackall Iobee Frog:

Last but not least, my favorite big bass bait is the bluegill Jackall Iobee Frog. It worked well for me at a couple different places this year. Late spring, summer, and fall are my favorite times to throw this bait. This is when it seems to shine for catching big fish. I like to use braided line fishing it because I’ve had one to many big fish break me off on other types of line. Use the Iobee frog with a walk and pause style retrieve. It seems to be the magic bullet to get them to blow up on the bait. Here are some pictures of my favorite pigs caught on this bait this year.
bass iobee frog
idaho bass fishing

This should get you stoked on some good big bass baits to throw. I’m excited to see what bass I will “Krak” next year. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more great posts on what baits to use to catch bass. Also, leave a comment below about what your best big bass bait was last year. I’d love to hear about what you’ve found works as well.

As Always,

Stay Stoked!


Gear Used:

Here are some of my affiliate links to where you can pick up the baits mentioned in this post.

Megabass Cyclone MD-X Crankbait
Berkley Havoc Pit Boss Bait (Green Pumpkin Purple Fleck, 4-Inch)
Keitech Swing Impact Fat 3.8 
Yamamoto Senko Bait, Dark Green Pumpkin Amber Laminate, 5-Inch
Jackall Iobee Frog (Bluegill)


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