Bass fans have plenty to love in the latest crop of lures and softbaits from the 2013 Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades—better known as ICAST. Following is a sample of hot new bass lures, including topwaters, softbaits, and rigs, aimed at our favorite quarry that promise to produce banner catches for seasons to come.
- Have you ever wished you could stop your buzzbait next to a stump and let it idle, twitch, and shake until nearby bass lost their cool? Or kill a buzzing retrieve when a bass blew up but missed the bait? Now you can. This near-weedless, floating buzzbait waggles side-to-side on a straight pull, then lifts its nose when paused—putting the wickedly sharp double hook in perfect sticking position. No takers? Twitch of the rodtip, and the upturned nose slaps the surface, daring bass to come get some. Available in six colors. lurenet.com