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Select the Right Hooks for Your Bass Soft Plastics

Get to the point: Hook shape and style is critical to fishing these lures the right way.

Select the Right Hooks for Your Bass Soft Plastics

There is a seemingly unlimited number of soft plastic baits, and each requires a specialty hook to maximize its performance. (Shutterstock image)

Soft plastics are remarkably effective for bass in a wide variety of situations, but since they're mostly fished on single hooks, choosing just the right hook is critical for success. Sizing the hook correctly means not only selecting the right numeric size, but also the right gauge of steel. Bass hooks range in size from 1 to 7/0, from the very heavy wire designs used in flipping hooks to the very light—but very quick to...

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