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Anyone ever caught one on a spinnerbait? I have read many accounts of people who have caught them while bass fishing, but I never have?

I have spent countless hours in Kansas, Colorado and Smith Mountain Res. in Virginia throwing them and have never had a walleye hit them.

Also just curious, what is your favorite spinnerbait? About three years ago I got rid of all my cheap generic spinnerbaits and replaced them. I started out using the Terminater brand and really liked them. My favorite now are the Nichols Pulsaters in 3/8 oz! They cast like a rocket and really throw out alot of Flash! I have also caught more Pike at Spinney and 11-Mile on the smaller models than the big spinnerbaits?
 

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I caught a walleye on a spinnerbait down at Pueblo years ago-its the only one. When I throw a spinnerbait (not much anymore) I go with a tandem or a double willow in 1/4 or 3/8 oz. I like the titanium ones best-I think the thinner/more flexible wire puts out more flash and vibration. White/chartreuse or a shad color on the skirt, one silver blade, one gold or both silver.

I think fish get wise to a spinnerbait pretty fast-down at Pueblo you'll wear your casting arm out if thats all you fish with. Jigs and soft plastics are the way to go for bass that have "graduated". ;D
 

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I once caught a 4lb trout at Aurora on a spinnerbait. The next day I got a 6.5lb bass on the same bait. I should have fished the next day for a walleye :)



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I have my best luck with them when there is a good chop on the water and the bass can't get a good look at them.
 

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My friends grandfather catches walleye on spinnerbaits at McConaughy. He said the walleyes key on alewives and a white spiiner bait mimics the bait perfect.
 

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My friends grandfather catches walleye on spinnerbaits at McConaughy.  He said the walleyes key on alewives and a white spiiner bait mimics the bait perfect.
Thats intesting!!! My family lives NorthCarolina and they have a lake house on Smith Mountain Res. The forage base there is Alewifes and that is what we use for striper bait. I have caught small stripers, white bass, and lots of smallies on a 3/8 oz tandem blade Nichols pulsator with white blades! The water there is the clearest warm water fishery I have ever fished.
 

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No walleyes on spinnerbaits but caught some big crappie
at Cedar Bluff, Ks. while fishing for bass.
White w/silver colorado blades.
I actually saw a bass and a crappie at the same time
nearly collide when they were going after the spinnerbait.
As luck would have it, niether one of them got hooked.
 

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I also caught a 9lb Channel Cat at my Uncles farm in Missouri on a single blade chartruese/blue spinnerbait. He must of mistaken it for a Bluegill?
 

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I have caught Channel cats in the Mississippi on spinnerbaits while fishing for SM Bass. Last yeat I caught an 18" Channel Cat on a small spinnerbait while fishing for largemouth at Dixion reservior. I've caught walleye on cranks and stuff while fishing for smallmouth but never on a spinnerbait.
 

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I fished Cedar Bluff resevoir frequently when I lived in KS and I would occasionally catch a walleye off of the damn using a mini strike king fishing for wiper and white bass. It always seemed to happen after dusk though.
 

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McFish said:
My friends grandfather catches walleye on spinnerbaits at McConaughy.  He said the walleyes key on alewives and a white spiiner bait mimics the bait perfect.
A few years ago, when McConaughy was full, the alewife population was very good and it was common to
catch walleye on white skirted spinner baits with chrome blades.  I believe that the alewife base has pretty much crashed up there due to poor conditions for reproduction.  Don't know if spinner baits would still work like they did 10 or so years ago.
 

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It is amazing how tuned in fish can get to one kind of baitfish! Last summer we caught 40 stripers in 5 days of fishing for them at Smith Mountain. The other four days we fished for smallies. Every night when we netted Alewifes there would be about a half dozen 6-7 inch Gizzard Shad mixed in. We would have eight downlines going with seven baited with the 3" Alewifes, and one with a big Gizzard just to see if a bigger Striper would show up? Not one of the 40 came on the Gizzard? But we caught Channel Cats up to 12lbs at night fishing the shad below our dock. Go figure ???
 
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