Wakebaits for Bass

WakebaitsWakebaits are deadly weapons for bass in a variety of scenarios. You can throw them with confidence virtually anytime bass are shallow, cruising weedtops, or busting baitfish topside over deep water. Generally characterized by flat, downward-facing lips, they produce pronounced side-to-side head wobbles and ample water displacement. And of course, wakebaits swim just beneath the surface, creating the namesake "wake" of a crippled baitfish that can't dive to safety.


Each season, manufacturers expand the arsenal of wakebait options at our disposal. As a result, our choices now span the spectrum in size, color, and profile. Segmented bodies add extra possibilities, as do cupped metal lips, skirting, propellers, and a number of other accoutrements. The following lineup includes a few of our favorite wakebaits that are fine choices, all, for your next subsurface sleight of hand.


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