When fishing a new bass lake, nine times out of 10 your first lure choice should be a spinnerbait. You'll cover more water in less time-and at a greater range of depths-than with any other lure. White with silver blades is good for starters; chartreuse with gold blades in off-color water. Safety-pin-style spinnerbaits (so-called because their wire frame looks like an open safety pin) came of age with bass tournaments during the 1970s because they can be a comparatively easy way to quickly catch large numbers of fish. Cast and crank. Cast and crank.