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Buzzbait Tips That Really Work! | Bass Fishing

Buzzbait Tips That Really Work! | Bass Fishing

here we go come on got a belly on him you’d been eating that work nice bright Bluebird day why not throw a buzzbait hey folks glenn may here with bassresource.com and today i want to talk to you about phishing buzzbaits yeah buzzbaits great lures to use when fish are biting their aggressive topwater is exhilarating bite it absolutely is it’s so much fun this one here this is what I’m talking about a buzzbait that’s what they look like now this skirt you guys made it I don’t want to know what that skirt it’s a luma flex skirt they’re hard to find but I like using skirts on I do a lot of kind of modifications on these baits I’ll show you what that’s all about here in a minute but I’m going to give you a brain dump here of all the stuff I know about buzzbaits I’ve been fishing them for about three or four decades now and there’s more to them than just chucking and winding so let’s start off first of all with the gear you got to have the right gear when you’re fishing buzz bait so this here is a 7-foot 4 medium heavy power moderate action rod that’s what I like for throwing these and moderate is the reason being is because buzz baits are relatively light they’re kind of hard to throw so moderate action allows you to fling that bait out there plus it’s got the backbone to set the hook these have big heavy hooks on them thick hooks and it’s hard to set the hook if you got a Wimpy rod so a medium heavy rod with the moderate action tip is exactly what you want pair of that is a fast action real fast speed you need that to get it up on plane and retrieve it and then with the line I’m using today I’m this this here line is monofilament I like monofilament a lot because it floats it helps get the bait up on plane but if I’m throwing a lot of heavy heavy color what I’ll do is I’ll change up the braid and I’ll use Seaguar at least 40 pound braid maybe 30 pound or 50 pound braid depending on what I’m throwing I like the 50 pound when you’re fishing heavier cover it’s buoyant so it aids in getting the bait up on plane and keeping it up on the surface better if you’re fishing a lighter lure then I might go down to 25 or 30 pound braid so that’s what I use for throwing it let’s talk a little bit about the baits themselves but the most popular ones are the 3/8 ounce sometimes quarter ounce this is a 3/8 that’s what I fish the most for most conditions if I’m fishing say in the in the springtime right after the spawn I’ll go a little bit smaller I’ll use a quarter ounce to match the bait fish and then as summer progresses I’ll go back up to that three three eight ounce bait I’m not even using eight thousand just right after there’s red for the spawn real light like babe in windy conditions yeah it’s harder to cast it’s harder to control the bait it’s harder to get it the accuracy so then all the way up I’ll go up to a half ounce bait at that time and that way you can get it out through the wind you can get it won’t the wind won’t catch it and throw it somewhere where you’re not aiming half ounce works really well for that but for the most part I’m throwing quarter ounce 3/8 ounce buzzbaits there we go finally make me throw a buzzbait aren’t you Hey look at that look at that weird that 2:30 in the afternoon a bright sunny day yeah can’t beat that don’t ever let them fool you into thinking that oh you can only do it in the early morning hours or in the evil positive now there’s several different designs buzzbaits out there this is that single blade look how big that blade is it’s a big blade that enables it to come across the water at a slower speed a bigger blade allows you to get it up on plane and kind of go as slow as you can across the water and a lot of times that’s the best way to fish a buzzbait is a slow slow across the water as you can but another times the fish really wants you to move it quick and then I’d get a smaller sized blade but a lot of the blades come in different colors you’ve got gold you’ve got silver you have a lot of different there’s actually about every color in the rainbow really there’s a lot of different ones you can get but I just stick with silver or gold but there’s a couple other designs too to look at for example there’s the double buzzer blade alright pretty wacky looking this gets up on plane easier and you can fish it a real slow because it’s got both blades to keep it on plane for me I don’t catch as many fish with a double blade buzzbait but when I do catch one it’s usually big so this is a really good bait to throw say for example you’ve got a limit on a tournament you want to start calling out and get bigger fish that’s why I would start throwing something like this or if you just want to target big bass good bait to throw another type they some of these that come with double buzzards on the line trip ball sometimes this will be a triple version there’s a lot out there but I tend to stick to those and then this kind to this is a clacker all right it’s got a clacker on it what that does the blade hits it so I don’t you could hear they’re not but it goes across the water and it makes a lot of rock ruckus a lot of noise it can attract bass from further distance away this is a great bait to use in the middle of summer when bass are super aggressive you’re throwing across big flats of submerged weeds and vegetation where you need to call them from long distances or out of the dig a model I cover something like this with a clacker works really well this is a white white and chartreuse skirt white skirt and a black skirt those are basically the three you need you really don’t need to get too too crazy on these I think the bass really going after the the commotion that this blade is causing more than the color but uh even so when I’m fishing at night I’ll use black so I got a good solid silhouette going across the surface when the fish is looking up they see a solid silhouette so I’ll use a black skirt then otherwise I’m using white most of the time but where to throw it best place to throw it and best times to throw it I usually fish it any time the water temperature is above fifty five degrees that’s a good time to throw it I know it works and when it’s colder out I I have one stuck in my brain for sure when is I fish in New Year’s Eve water temp was 42 degrees and I saw what appeared to be bass busting baitfish on the surface which is crazy they don’t do that during the winter time don’t they read the same books we do they weren’t supposed to be there but I tied on a buzzbait and went out there and threw and sure enough boom I caught a fish on a buzzbait and hunt New Year’s Day so they can work I’m not saying they’re as absolutes but when the water comes about 55 degrees that’s when you you get more bites on a buzzbait and I like to fish it over submerged weed beds that’s my favorite place and there’s milfoil hydrilla where it hasn’t broke the surface or maybe stump fields or sparse lily pads that’s a great place to throw a buzzbait you can throw it out over it call fish from long distances if you got these vast flats with all this on here you can just start start casting the ten o’clock eleven o’clock twelve o’clock one just methodically fish your way as you go down over a flat you just keep making those casts like that and you’re gonna catch a lot of fish just by being that methodical as far as the retrieve is concerned it’s pretty straightforward cast out bring it back right okay there’s a little bit more to it than that two things first of all you’ve got to get the blade moving first and that is the main trick in in the retrieve a lot of times did you do it with the bait you cast it out there hits the water and then you turn the reel handle and start retrieving I like to throw weight the best way to throw a buzzbait is when you throw it out there you actually turn the reel handle just as it hits the surface or before it hits the surface and turn it really quick this is where you need that fast gear ratio to get that blade moving and get it up on the surface once it’s move and then you can slow down the best you can keep that rod tip up about the 10 o’clock position to keep that bait up on the surface and slow down as much as you can while keeping that blade above the surface and bring it on back that is the normal retrieve that you catch a lot of bass on it’s that cast this is the reason why I like using bait casting gear you can thumb that reel and get it almost to stop you can put your thumb on the reel as you transfer hands midair and turn to get the reel handle going right when it hits the water it’s very very difficult to accomplish that with the spinning gear okay you can try but a lot of times what happens is you get a little loop in the line and your next cast you get a get big bird’s nest so it’s very difficult to cast this way with spinning this is why I like using bait casting gear but other other retrieves if they’re not going after with a nice slow steady retrieve speed it up that’s the first thing I would do try different very varied speeds I like to fish slow because the fish and gives them time to find the bait it gets them in this you know it stays long in the strike zone and they’re more apt to to get it when they blow up on it if you’re reeling it really fast you have a lot more missed strikes but sometimes that’s the way the fish want is a fast retrieve another thing is when you’re just retrieving it give it a little pop and give a little jerk just give it a little erratic movement and sometimes that elicits a strike a fish will be falling and falling following you give a little pop boom they’ll just clock it all the side whoa he missed it there he goes no he got he came back twice he came all the way out of the water for that that was awesome I missed it turned around and get it again nice looking buzzbait fish all day long face full of buzz babe come here baby I’m trying get up nice little guy he came out of its muscle that’s just shocked me gently I got the Finn there’s a lot of different modifications people do one of us this you’ve been literally to the wires bent you literally bend the wire to one side and you can curve it and you can get it up underneath docks for example instead of a long side docks it’s a great way to get up underneath things overhanging trees sometimes these baits when you when you cast them they’re coming back like that on their side one side or the other then you want to take the blade part and twist it one side or the other not the arm but the blade and that’s just like turning a spinnerbait if you’ve ever done that move that blade one way or the other you tuned it so it’ll it’ll run straight a couple other modifications people like to do I know some people like to put them hang them rather antennas on their car while they’re driving down the freeway so they get it to squeak and make a lot more noise some people like to put the rivet into some kind of acid of some sort to make him squeal make more noise you can do that I I don’t go that extent but some people like that but putting trailers on the bait that’s one thing I will do so for example I like to use the young pulse middle I’ll take a three three and a half an inch young pulse Mill minnow like this I’ll take the skirt off and put this on it gives it an entirely different profile and a lot of times you get a lot more strikes that way just make it a little like the skirt but they want something like this and it looks realistic to them I’ll use the three and a half inch from spring to midsummer and then from mid summer through fall I’ll up it and go to the four and a half inch to match the the growth of the bait fish another trailer that I’ll put on here is the the UM the tiptoed here it is that this color here by the ways is pearl white that’s the call I use most the time when I’m what I’m doing it with the tiptoed I like the summer Gill and also watermelon with red flake but the summer Gale works really well this tiptoed you put that on instead of the skirt and that does a couple things number one it adds more buoyancy buoyancy it’s easier for it to get up up on ply and float on the water and stay on the water it’s got these little kickers in the back so it creates even more of a commotion and you can bring it back a lot slower because of the buoyancy it’s a great modification to make it gives it a big bigger profile plus it adds weight to the bait so now you can throw it further distances be more accurate with it you can throw it in the wind better great modification to make to these baits Gosei fish oh that’s a nice one – really nice that’s the sun’s out yeah no clouds bright skies yeah no wind don’t stop fishing these just because the Sun came up well I got it right all right let you go last thing I want to talk to you about is is the hook-up a lot of people they have problems with with hook up ratio the bass will come up they’ll miss it it happens a lot they miss it you set the hook there’s no fish a lot of times when people do is they take a trailer hook and they add it to their to their but their buzz bait trailer hook basically is just this that’s just this little thing I’ll just show you how it looks like it’s got a little rubber it’s got a piece of surgical rubber on it you get a little trailer hook right here on the end it’s this little stinger that you add at the end of it and this little rubber piece here keeps it from going past the Barb that stays on the hook okay a lot of people like to put a trailer hook on there to get those fish that blast out it and miss it I don’t that’s the only buzz bait I have with a trailer economy I don’t like to use them because you’re typically you’re fishing it over weeds or vegetation and you get hung up more often with that trailer hook instead really need to focus on your hook set when the fish hits the lure so what I mean by that is a lot of times the fish will come up it’ll blast the lure and what you see is this explosion and if you’re not ready for it there’s that knee-jerk reaction just boom set the hook right away and that’s when you pull the bait away from the fish and how that happens the fish blows up through the water his mouth is open your lures here he doesn’t have it yet you react to that explosion you pull it away from him and he misses it okay it’s kind of like Lucy taking the ball away from Charlie Brown all right what you need to do is while you’re retrieving this bait be ready for that explosion keep telling yourself don’t set the hook don’t set the hook don’t set the hook wait for it as soon as that hits don’t set don’t react whatever it is coach yourself on that so when it happens you go I mean even I flinch because I’m not ready for it even though I’m still telling myself but you won’t react and set that hook right away what you need to do is wait until that fish turn swims underwater and you feel them swimming away with your lure when you feel that boom then you pop them and then you set the hook but you have to have that discipline in order to do that if you do that you’ll have more hookups and you’ll catch a lot more fish so those are the tips I have for fishing buzz mates I hope it works for you for more tips and tricks like this visit bassresource.



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