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If you had to live with only one size for LMB would it be the 1/2 oz? What factors would make me do a 3/8 or up to a 3/4 oz?

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A 3/8 oz is my starting point, it's a middle of the road size.

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4 hours ago, pauldconyers said:

If you had to live with only one size for LMB would it be the 1/2 oz? What factors would make me do a 3/8 or up to a 3/4 oz?

Ask the same question about screwdrivers, and then write a 200 word essay on why the question doesn't make sense without knowing what the responders are screwing, and more importantly what YOU will be screwing.

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A 3/8oz is what I would choose if I could only have 1 size. The reason is simple, it is big enough to draw strikes from large fish yet isn't too big to deter spooky fish from hitting. It is heavy enough to get a good cast and I can still fish it effectively from the surface down to 8' or so without any issues.

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Agree with the screw drivers.....can't have just one and don't want just one.  Lures are like tools...…...

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3/8

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Then in what scenario would like a 3/4 oz be ideal? Obviously bigger spinnerbaits don't equal bigger fish. Just to get down in the water column faster?

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3/4 ounce sink faster and/or will allow for larger blades . They are more difficult to cast on most gear . 3/8 and 1/2 ounce cast the best . I dislike using lures to light or to heavy to cast effortlessly . If Im using  a 1/8th ounce spinnerbait I add a weight to the hook shank .

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1/2

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As has been said....another proverbial can of worms.  As is usually the case it is not a one size fits all.  Lots of factors.  Water temp/clarity/depth fishing/line size/blade used and a lot of other factors.  It's hard to burn a spinnerbait and deep roll a spinnerbait without changing a few things.  

 

1/2 oz.:lol:

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I carry mostly 1/2 oz.  There's a few 3/4 oz. and one 1 oz. bait.  Blade shape, weight, and speed determines running depth.  The rest is up to you, and where you want the bait in the water column.

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Stanley's Wedge blades are larger than normal 😉

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Are the screwdrivers left or right handed?

 

Allen

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None. If I only had 1 size I'd quit fishing...:D

 

Like @J Francho, mentioned, you can adjust blade sizes for running depth and speed. Lace a trailer on and you can do the same thing as well as adjust profile.

 

I tend to fish more 3/8 oz more than anything.

 

 

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3/8ths the majority of the time followed by 1/2oz. I very rarely go up or down from these sizes because Ive found these work best for me in most of my Spinnerbait applications. 3/8ths for general use, up top or open water and 1/2oz for bottom dwelling, deeper water or stronger current.

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1/2 ounce is all I carry 

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1/4 oz.

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I make most of my own and only make 1/2 oz.  I have them all the way to 1/8 oz but rarely use anything besides the 1/2 oz. 

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4 minutes ago, Jig Man said:

I make most of my own and only make 1/2 oz.  I have them all the way to 1/8 oz but rarely use anything besides the 1/2 oz. 

If I remember correctly, they're sweet looking baits!

 

Long time no see @Jig Man...:)

1 hour ago, greentrout said:

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1/4 oz.

There's a winning color and blade combination right there.

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Well the other day I picked up an all black Boo-Yah 3/4 oz spinner bait with a single black Colorado blade and was thinking I shouldn't have gotten one that big. Probably going to exchange it for a 1/2 oz. Now I just have to decide to stay with all black or get the one that was 95% black with the other 5% being red or blue skirt color LOL

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Fish Rivers alot,Not really deeper then 10 or 12 ft.3/8 works great.Bass chomp em.

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I use 3/8 for most purposes. Some 1/2 and 1/4.  All else being equal, heavier weights will tend to stay deeper when retrieved faster, lighter weights stay shallower when retrieved slower (also depends on blade size, of course).  I don't own any 3/4oz or above.

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On January 25, 2019 at 8:55 AM, RB 77 said:

3/8ths the majority of the time followed by 1/2oz. I very rarely go up or down from these sizes because Ive found these work best for me in most of my Spinnerbait applications. 3/8ths for general use, up top or open water and 1/2oz for bottom dwelling, deeper water or stronger current.

When do you find a spinnerbait bite in SoCal? 

I like to use spinnerbaits but they rarely work unless bass are going nuts on Shad, it happens but not often.

My spinnerbaits are at least 10 years old, 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 oz depending on what the bass react best to. My go to spinnerbait is a 3/8 oz Nichols w/ double #2 Hologram silver/gold Indiana blades, Shad color skirt.

Any weight spinnerbait will sink all the way to the bottom of any bass lake, none float.

Running depth depends on blade type, size and retreive speed, you can wake a 1 oz spinnerbait with double willow blades if you retreive it fast enough.

Tom

 

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I have two 3/4 ounce Strike King Pro Ledge new in pack . They have gold skirts , gold main willow and silver colorado .

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If I "had" one weight size to pick from it would be 1/2oz.

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