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Old 08-31-2006, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: do Smallmouths hit spinners?

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!

Good luck!
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