The ultimate in a bass fishing lure is the spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. A spinnerbait is a lure with one or more blades that spin as they are pulled through the water. The movement of the blades attract predatory fish as they spin as they move through the water. Bass, perch, and pike, will all chase down and hit various sizes of spinnerbaits. A buzzbait is similar to a spinnerbait but it buzzes through the water with the buzz portion of the bait skimming the top of the water similar to a buzz type sound, enticing top water fish. The fun thing about the buzzbaits is that you can see the buzzbait get smacked as a big bass annihilates it during a strike.
Why Spinnerbaits Work For Bass Fishing
Spinnerbaits are the perfect lure for targeting Big Bass for several reasons. First is that they are universal, and can be used any time of year, no watter what the weather or water conditions are. They are perfect for throwing off of drop offs and ledges along the bank, and in and around vegetation. The spinners add a little extra weight to the spinnerbait that allows for some further casting to lob it out there where the bass are lurking. The spinners add the extra commotion needed to bring bass in from a distance to close in on and strike the lure. Bass are ambush and attack type predators, and the spinnerbaits entice them to attack out of hunger, and attack out of anger. They are such a popular favorite with bass fishermen that they make a huge selection of styles, and colors, to give you a large assortment to choose from.
What Types of Spinnerbaits are Available?
There are many types of spinnerbaits available on the market today, with some of the most popular being these below: •Single blade spinnerbait•Double or tandem blade spinnerbait•Colorado blade spinnerbait•Indiana blade spinnerbait•Willowleaf blade spinnerbait
Single Blade Spinnerbait
Single Blade Spinnerbaits are perfect for deep, cold, and clear waters. They are just that, a single blade, which provides for a little less comotion, a little smaller footprint going through the water.
Double or Tandem Blade Spinnerbait
Double or Tandem Blade Spinnerbaits work best for murky, grassy, and brush filled waters. If your looking for a bait with more commotion, more flash, then the tandem blade is the way to go.
Colorado Blade Spinnerbait
The Colorado Blade Spinnerbait is good for night time bass fishing, or in murky waters. If you come across bass that are slow to move with no action, this spinnerbait produces a lot of vibration to entice them to strike.
Indiana Blade Spinnerbait
The Indiana Blade Spinnerbait is a bit less flashy, with less vibration that other spinnerbaits. If you encounter bass that attack anything, and are more active and agressive, this is the right spinnerbait to throw at them.
Willowleaf Blade Spinnerbait
The Willowleaf Blade Spinnerbait is good for brush, grass, and other vegetation. They are made to be a bit resistant to snags. With their long and slender blades, and good flash, this spinnerbait brings in the bass, while being able to maneuver around and through brush and grasses.
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Why Buzzbaits Work For Bass Fishing
Buzzbaits are another one of the top fishing lures for bass fishermen. They work great because they have one hook that is shielded by a blade and wire arm, which helps them to move through debris in the water without getting snagged. They are also great for fishing near rocks. They make a squeaking or whizzing sound as they are retrieved, that is caused by the friction as the blade spins around the wire. This helps to bring in the bass and entice them to strikes. There is also a clacker type buzzbait that will hit against the blade as it spins to give it a clacking sound form more lunker bass attracting commotion in the water.
What Types of Buzzbaits are Available?
There are many types of buzzbaits on the market, and though they appear very similar, they do each have just enough difference in what sound or commotion they make in the water for different bass fishing conditions.
The Inline Buzzbaits have a wire frame that is straight or slightly bent, instead of the typical J shape you would expect from other buzzbaits. The lead head is aligned with the lead head, which makes it easier to control, and is more durable.
Single Prop Clacker Buzzbait
The single prop clacker buzzbait has a small metal piece, called a clacker, that is attached to the top of the propeller so that it can make a loud clicking sound when it spins to entice the bass to strike.
Single Prop Non Clacker Buzzbait
The single prop non clacker buzzbait is a smaller profile buzzbait with a slimmer design, that has a single prop, with no clacker. This is beneficial when fishing for bass that spook easily in calmer waters to lessen the noise and commotion but still entice the bass to bite.
Double Prop Clacker Buzzbait
The double prop clacker buzzbait has two propellers that run parallel to each other. The best feature of these buzzbaits are that you can use them slowly, which gives them better resistance through the water. They make a double prop clacking noise to attract bass, and they are highly balanced as the move through the water.
Squeaker buzzbaits are best used in clear waters, or areas of high fishing pressure. They make a high pitched squeaking sound from the friction created between the blade and the rivet, producing a trail of bubbles.
How to Fish With a Buzzbait
Fishing with a buzzbait is fairly simple. Just patience and practice will begin to produce repeatable results with successful bass fishing trips. Finding the rights spots that routinely hold lunker bass, and with each cast over time you learn how to throw it out to your exact target right on the money. Then to master the skill, you can practice speeding up and slowing down the retrieve to dial in exactly which technique and speed works the best to catch more bass. Where to Fish a Buzzbait Buzzbaits are used to cover more water, more aggressively, for a quick action packed style of fishing. A lot of bass fishermen like to use them in the early morning hours to break up the calm water and cause just the commotion needed to entice the bass to attack the bait. This also works well in the evenings in lower light conditions as the waters beging to calm down as night is about to set in. Though they can really be fished any time of day to produce results. As the waters get warmer in the spring, bass will start to move up to the surface and shallower waters, and in the summer they will move up into the shorelines and shallow waters, where the action and commotion of a buzzbait will drive them to strike and attack your bait.
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