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Old 08-31-2006, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do Smallmouths hit spinners?

im talkin about the regular spinner LM type lures, buzzbaits .. not roostertail or mepps kind ... i have alot of strike kings, various colors

never caught a smallie on one, i guess i may find out tomorrow morning

what colors are best for slight overcast morning with storm headin in

Also, palomar knot or swivel ??

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The first year aurora res was open we caught ALOT of smallies on Spinnerbaits. They werent the big ones but the ones made for crappie.


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Smallies will crush a spinnerbait, and they aren't adverse to hammering the odd buzzbait.* It's a stereotype, but try a white double willow spinnerbait if the water is clear, or a chartreuse double willow if the water isn't clear.* Use slightly smaller sizes than you would for largemouth, but remember, they are bass and they aren't shy about bushwhacking a fairly large bait.

You'll have to play with your retrieve speed. Sometimes a slow steady grind works, sometimes they want something more erratic. Things get interesting, especially in summer and fall, when they want a spinnerbait burned right below the surface...the kind of surface strikes that make your knees go crack!

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thanks for the info, i am reading this web page right now, very interesting too

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I've always had luck fishing them fast when going for smallies... willow blades too. But I havent targetted them in Colorado, and as I have found about alot of my tactics they need adjusted for here.



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Default Re: do Smallmouths hit spinners?

When I was a kid, we always caught bass on mepps spinners with the hairy treble-they hammered those things.
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Yes that hit spinners I have landed several this year on spinner and buzzbait I think you just have to work a little harder to find them but the LM are little more agressive IMO with the buzzbaits.
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i tried a couple this morning. small strike king w/ blue/black skirt

had a few nibbles, but i think the skirt was a little too big for the lure. no hook ups. so i switched to smaller lures

then the sun came out, the bass totally disappeared. was hopin for clouds this mornin ....... uuggggh, still I managed to catch about 15 total (early bass & some rainbows)
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had a few nibbles, but i think the skirt was a little too big for the lure. no hook ups. so i switched to smaller lures
When fish are short striking like that add a trailer hook, you will catch them short srtikes.



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