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I have two quick spinnerbait questions for you guys. I rarely throw them. I fished a buddies farm pond yesterday and tossed one for the first time in forever. Caught a few fish with it and had a blast.

First, I read an article somewhere earlier today and the guy writing it said that sometimes he discards the skirt and puts some kind of plastic on it. The picture showed a tube. Anyone have any more success doing this?

Second question, which Imma split into two, do spinnerbaits produce through the summer? Also do they tend to produce around banks in the afternoon when the daylight starts to fade a little?

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Spinnerbaits are known as one of the good year-round baits. I would say they would best in Spring/Fall but they are killer in summer too. You can take the skirt off or leave it on or put a trailer with a skirt, just experiment as to what works best for you. 

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I never take the skirts off spinnerbaits. I have on buzzbaits and replaced it with a paddle tail swimbait, and it worked pretty good. It's worth a shot.

I have the best success with spinnerbaits in wind or in stained water around shallow cover.

Just the other day I was fishing around a sparse patch of lily pads. The water was pretty clear, but it was overcast conditions with a good steady 15 mph wind. Usually spinnerbaits don't produce where I was fishing too often due to the water clarity, but with overcast skies and wind, the water is not so clear to the bass. About every cast I threw at the patch of lily pads I would reel in a bass. Right whenever it deflect off a pad stem is when I would get bit.

I've never done too well slow rolling them or fishing them deep, but fishing them through shallow cover with a medium speed retrieve while deflecting them off of cover has always produced for me in all four seasons.

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I use them all year. I like fishing around structure and in/around weeds. Also I have never taken the skirt off.

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Year-round and don't take off the skirt instead cut off the little extension of it so that it is even.  This will make it so the spinners don't get tangled up.  I do not use a trailer bait just leave it like I just said.  They are my go to bait but make sure you let them sink a little before reeling i prefer 1/2 ounce.

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Thanks guys! I think the next few times I go fishing Imma just take a few spinnerbaits and make myself use them. I really wanna build a confidence.

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I never take the skirts off spinnerbaits.

I've never done too well slow rolling them or fishing them deep, but fishing them through shallow cover with a medium speed retrieve while deflecting them off of cover has always produced for me in all four seasons.

This is how I like to fish them also, spring, summer, fall.

I usually add a tralior hook.

I prefer a 3/8 oz with tandom blades (col-wil) being my first choice.

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If you want to gain some confidence, find some stained/muddy water and stay shallow.  White and chartreuse on sunny days, black on cloudy/rainy days.  You'd be surprised the junk you can pull those things through, and they are great at covering water!

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Yelp! Put a paddle tail on it ;)

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Spinnerbaits work year round. The lakes I fish spinnerbaits are so popular that bass quickly become accustomed to them . The lake I fish most I have  already seen a big decline in spinnerbait bites  .

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SB`s are great drop baits for deep water.I use to fish Raystown Lake ,Pa with them.Tons of deep water there.I used to make long casts  and just hang on letting them drop 20' to 30' sometime. Great  for trees in the deep.

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They really can produce all summer long. They can produce on lakes and rivers, and there aren't many baits that can cut through weeds like Spinnerbaits can. I have really gotten away from throwing them in the last few years but will make it a point to utilize them more this season. I like to throw on a trailer hook for those short strikes and extra confidence that the fish will stay buttoned up. I usually throw a 3" Grub on the trailer hook to bulk up the profile a bit.

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I have been using spinnerbaits for over 40 years.  I can attest to the fact that the video that Glenn recommends in a previous post is a 'must see' tutorial for buddiing spinnerbait fishermen. Do I agree with every point that is made? Of course not! But the info contained in the video gives you a solid base to get you catching fish. It also contains great info for the experienced spinnerbaiter to profit from.

 

As you gain confidence you can then tweak your own techniques to take advantage of your specific conditions.

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