Blade Baits

Blade baits work well for largemouth bass.  They may not be a super popular bait for targeting largemouth bass, but you can definitely catch some nice bass on these baits.  Some anglers will wind these baits in with a steady retrieve, however, one of the best ways to fish these baits is to vertical jig in the summer and fall when big largemouth bass are suspended over schools of bait fish.

Popular Techniques

Steady Retrieve

The easiest way to fish these baits is to cast them out and wind them in with a slow and steady retrieve.  The bait has plenty of action so you don’t have to do too much with it.  Just get it in front of some hungry bass.

Fish Them Vertical

When largemouth bass move into deeper water, a blade bait can be very effective for vertical jigging.  It’s not a super common way to target largemouth bass, but it works great when largemouth bass are feeding on bait fish in deeper water.