Although this is an old tip, it is still a very effective way to ensure your buzzbaits will run smooth when you hit the water. Simply take a buzzbait and hold it out the window of your car on the way to the lake. At 40 mph, the wind will spin the blade at a high rate and help remove any burrs that may be on the shank. Obviously, be careful while doing this and be sure that you do not let go of the bait. I’d also recommend having your partner hold the bait out the passenger side to ensure the driver is not distracted. Please don’t take a selfie with your buzzbait while you’re driving and under no circumstances should you target joggers or pedestrians, unless they gave you the “bird” (Just kidding).
If you look at a piece of structure as a small community instead of just a piece of cover, your approach and presentation will change drastically. Take a small patch of pads isolated against a nothing bank. It will be the centerpoint of movement for any fish living on that bank. Fish up the bank to the lilies, but before you cast to the bed think about what the best spot in that cover would be. If you can find a lane that you can bring a bait through near the center of the bed that’s good. If you can find the lane that will allow you to present your offering closest to the shady side of center that’s even better.
My favorite bait would have to be the spinner bait. A spinner bait can be used in several different ways according to the speed you use and the way you hold your rod. I can speed up the bait for top water fishing or slow it down for deeper fishing. My favorite color is the Read More…