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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
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18 thoughts on “Buzzbait Tips That Really Work! | Bass Fishing

  1. Thanks man! I really enjoy your videos alot and theyre very helpful.. i learn somthn new every video i watch… thanks again

  2. I have to admit, I have just never really gotten into fishing a buzz bait and I'm sure I could increase my catch if I would start using them at certain times. They are obviously another versatile tool and Is probably be a better fisherman if I really gave them an honest try. Thanks for the tips and inspiring me to start using these baits. Enjoy your videos and appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

  3. So when I see the explosion should I stop reeling and wait or should I keep reelin´ until I feel the weight and then set the hook?

  4. Awesome video Glenn and Kay I believe that's your wife's name,yes I'm asking again for maybe the 3rd time 🤣😂 ,wow you covered everything and somethings I never knew,I myself have not thrown one in 3 years ever since I discovered another floating bait with a plastic prop and 2 treble hooks in the 130 size lol but the disadvantage of using that bait is I can't cast close to weeds, so the buzz bait is killer in that area 👊👊🍻🍺👍

  5. Very helpful video! Got another question though. What other baits/lures can I use on my 7’2 extra heavy frog rod? Need to find other uses for this rod. I have 60 lb braid on it also. Thanks.

  6. Good fishing, this place is wonderful, congratulations. Hugs and good fishing here from Brazil. 👍🎣

  7. Good video but I think u should be using a left handed real but that’s just me don’t think u should be switching hands 😂

  8. I love fishing a buzz bait. It never fails though. The first hit I always pull it away then I settle down and I'm good to go after that. hahaha

  9. When I was young it was my favorite. I can remember when I lost it. I haven't used buzzbait in forever. going to basspro tomorrow. thanks for the excuse.

  10. Traditional buzzbaits, the Whopper Plopper, and the Grass Burner — I don't have success with any of them. Are they not good in ponds with no grass?
    In these same ponds I have some success with walking baits and poppers.

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