20 Lures the Pros REALLY Throw… Regardless of Lure Sponsorship

The lures I’m about to list can be found in just about any pro’s boat, regardless of his sponsorship.  When money is on the line, they tie on what it takes to win and worry about shooting product commercials later.

I have absolutely no financial incentive to list these lures.  This is me sharing my personal observations of the most popular lures after spending time with dozens of pro anglers.  These are the lures I keep seeing repeatedly.  If there are any particular colors that I’ve noticed over and over again, to the point that it overshadows other color options, I will list those too.

Without further adieu, here is the list in no particular order:

1.  Lucky Craft RC 1.5 cranks (discontinued)

2.  Yamamoto Senko (genuine, not knockoff)green pumpkin watermelon

When it comes to the Senko, there ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby.

3. Megabass Ito Vision

4.  War Eagle Screamin’ Eagle spinnerbaitSpot Remover, white

War Eagle spinnerbait, bass fishing lure, white

War Eagle spinnerbaits rank high on the confidence factor.

5.  RobowormsAaron’s Morning Dawn

6.  Stan Sloan Zorro Aggravator spinnerbait

7.  Sweet BeaverCalifornia 420

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver, bass lure, flipping

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver

8.  Shad Rap – shad

9.  Lucky Craft PointerGhost Minnow

10. Zoom Super Chunk trailers – green pumpkin

11. Wiggle Wart

12. 4×4 Lures Swim Jigblack/blue, white

4x4 swim jig, bass fishing lure

4x4 Swim Jig

13. Fat Free ShadCitruse

14. Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper and Little Dipper

15. Bandit 100 and 200 – rootbeer

16. Rapala DT-6hot mustard

Rapala DT-6 in hot mustard color

There's just something about the wiggle of the DT-6. It's a producer.

17. Vixen/Repo Man

18. Super Spook

19. Lucky Craft Sammy

20. Zoom Trick Wormred bug, watermelon red

Okay.  Now I’ll just wait for my phone to ring from angry pro bass anglers who are mad that I shared this.  Don’t tell their sponsors!!  I swear that in a couple years the Jackall Aska will be added to this list.  It’s a fairly new bait, so it hasn’t fully spread yet.  The Berkley Havoc Pit Boss is another I thought of adding, but I’m not sure it’s there yet.

What lures am I leaving out?  If you’ve been around a lot of professional anglers, what lures have you seen them throw?  Bonus points if it’s not their sponsor’s bait.

Fish Strong!

About Hale White

Hale White, tournament angler and fitness enthusiast, is originally from the bass capital of Florida, holds a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has an insatiable appetite for bass fishing.
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