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Old 06-04-2011, 08:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Today is the last day for posting tips on buzzbaits for the Bassholes Tips Catalog. Please post them so that we can make this catalog as helpful as possible. Tomorrow, the new topic will be posted!
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Though if you have any tips to add, please, by all means, do so
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Here's another buzzbait tip: If you want your buzzbait to run straight, hold the bait in your hand, looking down at the blade and be sure that the blade is in line with the head and the hook. However, if you want to steer your bait a certain way, you can bend the blade to one direction or the next and change the tracking of your bait. This is great if you are fishing in stumps and want to come up behind the stump and smack it, then bring your bait around the stump.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Every so often check the sharpness of you hook. A Sharp hook should not slide on your thumbnail. When you place the hook point down on your thumbnail and try to slide it, the point should immediately grab your nail. If the point just slides across your nail, its time to sharpen that hook.
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Don't be affraid to throw a buzz bait anytime of the day, I have won tournaments throwing one at 2:00 in the afternoon, 100 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky...! And slow rolling a black buzzbait at 2:00 in the morning can be a scary deal, not for the weak harted!
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Buzzbaits can be awesome over weeds as well as next to docks and trees. Besides tuning the blades I bend the wire in front of the hook down at 45 degrees then holding that portion of wire I bend it back in line with the shaft, it helps the bait run true, not rolling on it's side. Changing blades out, smaller or larger can help at times also. Never, ever, in case throw a bait with out a trailer hook.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I love buzzbaits, and the brand discussed earlier, the Megastrike Cavitron is a fantastic lure.

Lots of tips covered here but there is a trick I do to "tune" my buzzbaits and to get them preforming at their best. Sometimes while fishing a buzzbait, you'll get a buildup of algae or whatnot on the blade shaft. This drastically effects the action of the bait. After every, lets say 25 cast, let out about 8-10 feet of line and begin the spin the rod and lure above your head in a helicopter motion. You'll hear your buzzbait sing and when you throw it back out, you'll immediately notice better performance and sound. Sounds and looks dumb out on the lake but I assure you it works wonders.
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It is now my favorite technique. I know you should have another rod with a worm on to cast out to a missed strike but as I found out earlier today while fishing with my son that if a bass wants it they will try to get it. I missed a little spotted bass 6 feet from shore 4 times. every time the buzz would go over his head he would attack. On the forth one he hit I hooked and my boy was cheering. first time he ever saw a bass hit a top water and he loved it.. But I always cast 20 feet past where the bass missed so he could here it coming and get PO'D
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    • Never set the hook on a buzzbait at the site of a fish hitting the bait. When you see the fish hit, wait a moment until you FEEL it on the line, then set the hook. If you are new to fishing buzzbaits - make your cast then look away as you retrieve. That way you wont know if you have a fish until you feel him on the line.
    • With a buzzbait, multiple casts to the exact same location can incite strikes. Sometimes when you cast to a piece of cover and don't get hit, don't give up. I have seen times where it took me a dozen retrieves past the exact same stuff get the fish to finally strike.
    • I never throw a buzzbait without a trailer hook. If you rig the hook so it is stiff behind the bait, it wont get hug up on cover that easily. The trailer hook has helped me catch short striking fish that I normally would not have hook
jared, i will pose this question to you. why is it that bas so consistently hit behind a buzzbait?? must be a reason that they are and you need to add a trailer hook. think about it and give me your answer.
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Sorry I didnt see your question Merc. It was stuck inside the quote. I edited it and placed it outside now

but to answer your question...

the reason why bass hit short sometimes, requiring a trailer hook, from what I can surmise, is one of two reasons. First reason I think may just be because they are not really intent on eating it but more intent on saying "hey you get out of my territory" The second I think may be that the bass just miscalculates and misses it's mark, coming up short.
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