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No trailer. 

 

Fish them in and around cover and over structure. Vary the retrieve speed to determine what works 

on any given day. 

 

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I'm with RW on this. Trailers on buzzbaits tend to draw short strikes which happens enough with a buzzbait to begin with. The latest trend has been to take off the skirt and just use a soft plastic swimbait or toad but they too have the same issue with drawing short strikes. I think you just use it without any trailer, they work better that way, at least to me they do.

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Only trailer I ever put on one is a trailer hook, and even that is only if they're short striking really bad. 

 

I fish mine around shallow cover in stained to dirty water with a slow, steady retrieve. 

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trailer hook,or nothing

 

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I throw the Cavirtron a lot and I normally fish them plain, or with just a 1/0 or 2/0 hook on the back. 

 

However, Jacob Wheeler is adamant about using a Zoom Horny Toad as a trailer, and he was putting on a buzzbait clinic this weekend on Toledo Bend. He was going as far as pulling the entire toad up over the head of the buzzbait. He claims that this toad gives the bass something to want to hold onto whenever they strike the bait, rather than using a plain skirt and not feeling lifelike to the fish whenever they grab it. Makes sense in theory. 

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2 minutes ago, fishballer06 said:

I throw the Cavirtron a lot and I normally fish them plain, or with just a 1/0 or 2/0 hook on the back. 

 

However, Jacob Wheeler is adamant about using a Zoom Horny Toad as a trailer, and he was putting on a buzzbait clinic this weekend on Toledo Bend.

 

I saw that too ~ Haven't tried it yet - but I'm Gonna !

:smiley:

A-Jay

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A Whopper Plopper.

 

Buzzbaits don't catch fish. This is scientific fact.

 

On a serious note some buddies swear by tearing off the two middle legs of a Pit Boss. You can still run the trailer hook and I guess the two outside arms beat up the water.

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Soft plastics give lift to the bait especially wide body like beavers and toads.  Also allows you to skip buzzbait

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I've always had my best success with Buzzbaits around any type of grass or weed beds.

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any kind of toad is what i would use 

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i always use a plastic trailer and have completely dropped the trailer hook. I feel the plastic keeps bait up and gets on plain quicker. as most bites come early in the retrieve, I want it up and going quickly. I haven't notice any difference in hook up ratio with or without a trailer hook. Almost all misses are user error, can't jerk on the blow up. Just keep the hook sharp.

 

 beavers make good trailers and the rage tail worm is also a good one. I also pull about half the strands off the skirt to help casting ease (less wind resistance, less tumbling on the cast = less backlash) and bend the prop out a little to slow down the retrieve speed.

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Nothing, unless I want to skip the buzzbait.  Then I take a biffle bug and rip the center flapper tail off, leaving the two tiny outer paddles on.  Increased surface area makes it easier to skip, and I can retrieve it slower.

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A Netbait Dirt Dog put on backwards to give them little paddle tails more room to work or wright onto the body for a slender look! Great colors too!

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For most normal buzzbaiting, I  almost always add a trailer, and it's an old twin straight tail spinnerbait trailer. It's all about mass, profile, or contrast/flash depending upon specific water conditions.

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I dont recall ever using a trailer on a buzzbait . 

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