Spinnerbaits are one of the preferred search baits for bass fishermen. They catch a variety of different fish, but most anglers target bass or northern pike with them. The shaft of a spinnerbait allows the bait to work through cover such as lily pads, wood and even some types of weeds. Any time you can get a spinnerbait into some cover, you have a great chance of catching a fish. Spinnerbaits are also very easy to use. Most of the time, a simple cast and slow steady retrieve will do the trick.
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How to Fish Spinnerbaits
Spinnerbaits are usually fished with a baitcaster with heavier line and a heavier rod. 14 to 30 pound test line is the norm, although, you may go lighter or heavier depending on the situation.
Popular Techniques for Fishing with Spinnerbaits
- Steady Retrieve
- Stop and Go Retrieve
Spinnerbaits for a Variety of Fish Species