A soft plastic fishing lure is one of the most popular choices for a bass angler. There are a number of benefits that come along with using soft plastic baits over a jig or other type of bait in certain situations, especially when it comes to bass fishing. It can’t be denied that it requires patience to fish with soft baits due to the fact that you have to feel the fish pick up or bite the lure, often when it’s not moving. You also won’t have the benefit of a big splash like a top water or a hard tug like a crankbait. So, what’s the benefit?
Soft plastics are combinations of a few simple materials, including salt, plastic or PVC material, sand, glitter, and coloring, formed into various lifelike shapes. This may include worms, frogs, or small fish – anything that can be perceived to be alive by a bass.