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Ive always wondered if a trailer bait would work with a buzzbait/spinnerbait. Although I have never noticed it being done so I never bothered to try it. Have any of you guys tryed adding a trailer bait to the buzz/spinner? And if so were the results good? Also what trailer baits have you tryed with the buzz/spinner, frog chunks? crawdads? Give me some info on this subject.

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There are trailers that are made for spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. But for buzzbaits try taking the skirt off and putting a Fat Albert Grub on it instead.

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I seldom use a trailer at all.  However I will ALWAYS use a trailer HOOK.

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80% of the time I use a twin tail grub on my spinner baits, 0% on buzz baits.

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  I always use a trailer hook and a twin tail trailer on a spinnerbaits but nothing on a buzz bait.

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I use a Fat Albert for a trailer, on both spinnerbaits and buzzbaits,when I want to get more action out of the presentation.I almost always use a trailer of some sort on both lures.

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I always use a trailer on both baits, but seldom use a trailer hook. Single or twin tail grubs are good. Flukes are very good. I save my torn up Power worms to use as trailers. When I want to work a spinnerbait deeper, I keep a small bag of torn up Senkos. The extra weight of the Senko half, used as a trailer, helps keep the bait down. A big Sluggo makes an excellent trailer for a buzzbait.

I also save some of the big tubes when the head gets torn. I'll remove the skirt from a spinnerbait and glue the tube over the weight. This is a good bait the slow roll down, or up, a point.

The only plastic I've tried as a trailer that didn't work out was a frog on a buzzbait. It wanted to run over on it's side so I gave up on it.

Good luck,

GK

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I like a curley tail grub or a 4" culprit worm on spinner baits. Along with the added action of the ribbon tails, I use them to cover the hook to avoid hang ups in heavy weeds & lillys. Just a trailer hook on Buzzbaits. JMHO

Ronnie

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I seldom use a trailer at all. However I will ALWAYS use a trailer HOOK.

Same here.

Absolutely agree! On a tournament I participated last week I was too lazy to add a trailer hook to a new s/b and it costed me dearly....

Regarding plastic trailers, my personal experience is that they work best during spring. I usually add a Berkley powerbait twintail bungee in a color that agrees well with the skirt. For some strange reason though I very rarely caught bass on spinnerbaits after April or before January on s/bs with trailers, though I have tried extensively. But things could be different at the lakes you regularly fish. I would suggest that you give them a try. Just keep in mind not to put a trailer that is too long or you might end up getting short strikes. And of course, first you add a trailer and then the trailer hook!

As for buzzbaits, I have not seen any marked differences with or without trailers independently of season. But always add a trailer hook - even more so than with spinnerbaits!  

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When I'm fishing stained to muddy water, I'll add a plastic trailer (usually a bulky single tailed grub) to my spinnerbaits to give the bait a little larger profile. As others have mentioned, I use a trailer hook unless I'm fishing extremely dense cover. When I fish buzzbaits, I use a double bladed buzzbait so it make a fair amount of noise so I don't need to worry about adding as much bulk. I'm relying on the noise to let the bass locate the bait.

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Although I always use a trailer hook on my buzzbaits and if I am not fishing wood, I always use them on my spinnerbaits as well. I seldom use a trailer for these baits unless I want to be able to slow down and keep my spinnerbait higher in the water column for example, over shallow grass. When I do I usually attach a big 5" white grub. Good luck.

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I always fish a trailer on my spinnerbaits.  I prefer the yum twin tail spinnerbait trailer, either chartruese/flake with red tips or white.  I use them spring, summer, fall and winter.  They really seem to increase the profile of the bait and it seems to increase the size of fish that I catch on them.  Also, I always use a trailer hook.  

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