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Hey guys so I am wanting to get into throwing some spinnerbaits. The problem is everywhere I look I am seeing different information on how to go about choosing things like type of blades, color of blades, if the blades should be painted and so on. The lake i fish on the most stays stained. I have 3 and a half feet of visibility on a good day, and most days it is probably closer to 2ft. Now how should I go about figuring out what blades to use? Should I have 2 colorado, 1 willow and 1 colorado, 1 big colorado, ect? Also when should I throw a silver blade over that of a bronze. Finally how do painted blades (I usually only see willow blades painted) come into play? Thanks for the help!

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My experience is colorado blades work best earlier in the year during spring when water is colder and visibility is stained or muddy bc they make more sound/vibration and you want to retreive them slowly. I have also found that adding an orange or red blade in stained water can increase the number of strikes. As the water temp warms up you can use willow blades or a combo willow/small colorado bc you will want to retreive them a bit faster. In terms of blade color, I have caught most of my spinnerbait fish with the combo of a bigger silver willow w a smaller brass colorado. In summer, small willow blades work best for burning the bait higher in water column for smallmouth. White and chartreuse skirts consistently produce...hope that helps

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There is a ton of spinnerbait info on this site. Check out the article section, all of your questions can be answered with just a little research.

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Purchase a Mann's 1/4ounce white spinnerbaits with gold Colorado blades. It will come with a blue glimmer skirt. Add a chartruese mister twister 4" split double tail grub as a trailer with a trailer hook. Add a shot of YUM shad scent and your good to go.

For clear to slightly stained water this one will work.

I prefer the Mann's classic 1/4ounce chartreuse spinnerbaits setup the same way with the chartruse MT 4" split double tail grub as the trailer with a trailer hook too.

The mister twister 4" split double tail grub when used for any trailer gives the spinnerbaits more Bulk.

You can setup smaller single Colorado blade spinnerbaits too by adding the blue glimmer or hot chartreuse skirt to a 1/8 or 3/16 ounce spinnerbaits too. You will need to cut the body shorter on the mister twister 4" split double tail grub if you can't find the 2" ones. The larger skirt and the 4" trailer gives the little spinner bait more Bulk size wise. Add a shot of bass scent.

The trailer grub has got to be installed perfectly on the center line of the spinner bait so it runs exactly vertical. When we get it adjusted correctly the bass just tear it up again. You will learn how to readjust the spinnerbaits very quickly too.

Presentation, I go slow just enough so the blade will thump. So the split double tail trailer looks life like, and it's really swimming.

Remember to wear your polarized glasses and watch for action behind this lure.

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I usually use an Oklahoma blade or Colorado blade in stained water. They move more water and help the fish to find them better. If it clears up, I go with a smaller bait and usually throw willow leaf blades because they produce more flash and less vibration so in a way it's more finesse. In clear water I'll use willow leaf blades as well because they are more favorable to a faster retrieve. Willows are also good around really thick grass because the blades don't get as much grass on them. About 90% of the time I'll use a gold and nickel combination of blades. I'll go to the straight nickel in clear water, and painted in really dirty. The other time I'll use painted blades is on a body of water that has a decent smallmouth population in it.

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I purchase the blue glimmer and hot chartreuse skirts ten at a time.

I been experimenting with going up one or two sizes on the gold Colorado blades too. I figure the larger blades will give more thump and vibration to the basses lateral line that's more info for tweaking a spinner bait down the road.

 

Once you get them to work. You can play with one of them.

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The only one you will ever need

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The MegaStrike StrikeBack is a favorite of mine.

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