7 Lures that are Great for Bass Fishing. Check out the videos that accompany each as well! #1 Buzzbaits -->Boyd Duckett’s buzzbait choice is either a 3⁄8- or 1⁄2-ounce offset buzzer in black or white. -->Pro Tip: “I throw white when it’s sunny, but most times I start with black,” says Duckett. “But don’t be afraid to swap it. If you’re on a buzzbait bite, the thing to do is throw them both. It just takes a minute, and bass will usually tell on themselves quickly.” #2 Carolina-rig weights -->Forget about the pros who drag 3⁄4- and 1-ounce weights on their Carolina rigs—stick with lighter weights. -->Pro Tip: Duckett believes the novice angler should use a C-rig that consists of a 1⁄2-ounce sinker with a small glass bead, a swivel and a 3/0 hook. “A half-ounce Carolina-rig weight is a size that covers a lot of situations,” he says. #3 Jerkbaits -->You’ll need two types of these small-lipped minnowbaits to cover the water column: suspending and floating. -->Pro Tip: For a suspending jerkbait, Duckett recommends a shad-colored Strike King Wild Shiner. His floating version would be this 6-inch Smithwick Rattlin’ Rogue shallow-runner in black back with gold sides and an orange belly. #4 Jigs & trailers -->Load up on 1⁄2-ounce black-and-blue or pumpkin jigs with matching Berkley Powerbait Chigger Craw trailers to cover the widest range of scenarios. -->Pro Tip: “You can use that size to cover most depths,” says Duckett. “Those two colors are about all I throw anymore. I’ve got a box full of colors, but that’s all you need. The key is where you throw them.” #5 Spinnerbaits -->With a couple of white or white-and-chartreuse 1⁄2-ounce spinnerbaits, you’ll be prepared for most situations. --> Pro Tip: “That’s a good all-around spinnerbait,” says Duckett. “A half-ounce is a whole lot easier to work than a smaller or larger size. You can fish it fairly deep, run it through cover, like brush and grass, or wake it just under the surface.” #6 Texas-rig weights -->I tried to narrow the hardware to one size for each category, but the fact is that you’ll need four sizes of weights to keep your soft-plastic offerings in firm contact with the bottom. -->Pro Tip: Duckett simplifies things by suggesting the 1⁄8- and 1⁄4-ounce size for 6- to 7-inch soft-plastics, and 5⁄16- and 1⁄2-ounce for 8- to 10-inch baits. #7 Topwater lures -->Limit the Classic champion to a single topwater teaser, and he’ll opt for the versatility of a Lucky Craft Sammy 100 that features a brown back and clear sides. -->Pro Tip: This 4-inch surface lure, which emits a rattling sound, has a multidimensional appeal. It combines a walk-the-dog motion with the spitting action of a popper.