Thursday, November 26, 2009

Spinnerbaits revisited...

I would like to continue my discussion about the great spinnerbait. I already mentioned how great these baits are for catching largemouth bass, this is because of their great versatility. I would suggest fishing these using a baitcasting reel, which have a faster retrieve than other reels.
Using a baitcaster you can burn your spinnerbaits up near the surface of the water, just hold on when lunker fish blast your bait from below! You can also slow down your retrieve and "slow roll" the bait. Using this technique you slow down and let the bait sink deep, many times bass will attack the bait as it bounces off logs and other submerged structure. Vary your retrieve to see what works best, sometimes while slow rolling I will give the bait a jerk when I feel it hit submerged obstacles. This will often get a reaction strike from bass as they see the bait flash.
Spinnerbaits are a lot of fun and will probably become one of your favorites too.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I am a big fan of spinner baits, as a matter of fact, it is probably my first choice in baits. I usually carry 3 or 4 fishing rods with me, and there is almost always a spinner bait tied on 1 of them. There are many different brands and most of them are good, I like Strike King and Boo Yah baits the best. They are nearly weedless lures and can be cast into almost any place without snagging. I have had great success with chartreuse colors and white with willow leaf style blades. If all else fails a spinner bait will usually get 'em! You also need to consider sizes, a normal bait is 3/8 or 1/2 ounce, these are awesome, but sometimes fish don't bite. If this is the case you may need to downsize to a 1/8 ounce spinnerbait. I have done this numerous times when the bites slack off, and sometimes the bass just are looking for something smaller.