fishing lures

February 27, 2011

Spinnerbaits and Trailer Hooks

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 […]
February 27, 2011

Double Trouble: Fishing Lures In Tandem

How do you trigger the competitive instinct in a bass?

One surefire way is to rig your lures in "tandem" when the situation allows it. Here are some tips on four techinuqes and lures that you can effectively fish in tandem.

Top Water - A "front runner" 8-12 inches in front of your top water popper or spook type bait can be deadly.
Carolina Rigging - Using a 3-way swivel to drag 2 lure choices on a Carolina rig is very effective. One leader should be slightly shorter than the other to give the "chase" effect.
Fluke Rig - The same swivel technique can be used with "fluke" type baits or "sassy shad" type swim baits to catch schooling fish. This is a great rig for catching 2 bass at one time.
Carolina Jig - A traditional Carolina rig with a "jig" weight also offers two options.

The first three examples mimic a predator fish chasing a baitfish, which triggers the competitive instinct in a bass to prove he is at the top of the food chain. Most single catches will be on the front lure.


January 12, 2002
Spinnerbait and Buzzbait Tips

Spinnerbaits and Buzzbaits: Where When and How

When I saw my first spinnerbait, I found myself asking, "what kind of fish would be stupid enough to strike at a lure like this?" It did not take too long for me to find out! The next day I caught a largemouth bass around 2 pounds and was hooked on the concept. Spinnerbaits come in many forms.