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Soft Baits or Hard Baits, which are Better

Posted by Scott Sibley on


 Ever wonder why some companies only make soft baits while others only make hard baits? Why some anglers swear on the plastic worms and others the crankbait? So did we, so we set out to find the reason why one is preferred over the other.



Top 3 reasons for the soft bait


            -Snag less (can get through the weed bed)


The favorite soft bait is the worm. You can get a package of artificial worms for as low as $1.99 if not cheaper in some places. One of the top ways to fish the worm is the drop shot. Another popular rig is the Texas rig. Hook the worm and cast into the weed beds or even around docks and feel the bass attack your bait.




Top 3 reasons for hard baits

            -Longer Lasting

            -More realistic to a baitfish

            -Action and rattle create attention

There are many options of hard baits to choose from but the most popular by far is the crankbait. You can drop them on weed beds, deflect off or other structure to create noise. You can fish them in deep or shallow water depending on the time of year and water temperature. Crank baits vary in price, but you can get a quality one for about 7 to 8 bucks.  


To find out which is better is a difficult task, there are many variables to consider. Region, season, weather and personal preference and fishing style. We’ll leave it up to you to decide in the comment section below.

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