You can make smallmouth come a long way to hit a spinnerbait, or it works when the bass are relatively shallow. Smallmouth really like reaction type lures and a spinnerbait fits just right. I like painted bladed spinnerbaits, in white or char; the size of the bait can range from 3/8 oz. to a full 1oz. bait. S and J Custom Lures have made some new proto type baits in different colors for this year and I can’t wait to try them out. So the next time you are on a lake with clear water and it has smallmouth bass, try burning spinnerbaits for them, it is a fun way to catch them. By the way make sure you have your heart pills with you. Good luck!
If you want to give bass a different look while using a buzz bait, try replacing the skirt with a tube or even a soft, plastic minnow bait. This will give the buzz bait a more minnow-like apperance and should give you a few more strikes. just remember to hang on!
When using a trailer hook on your spinnerbait (and you should most always use one), it is important to put something behind your trailer hook to keep it from sliding off. Surgical tubing works but tends to keep the trailer hook “rigid”. One of the simplest ideas I have ever come across is to take Read More…
The variety of materials currently used to make bass fishing weights offers an opportunity for experimentation. Brass, steel and tungsten weights produce different sounds when bouncing on bottom than the usual lead sinkers. These subtleties in sound can sometimes mean the difference between provoking a strike and coming up empty