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So me and my buddy were having a convo on wether or not you need a trailer on a spinner bait. I said yes he said no. I just couldn’t see myself throwing one without a trailer but he says it works. The convo then went to if you are putting a trailer on do you use a nice chunky Keitech or a small grub?  I’ve always paired my spinner baits up with keitechs and other swimbaits and he says he uses grubs or ribbon tail worms when he uses a trailer. So .... what do you guys use?

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1 minute ago, Bronzeback23 said:

I’ve always paired my spinner baits up with keitechs and other swimbaits and he says he uses grubs or ribbon tail worms when he uses a trailer. So .... what do you guys use?

Single or twin-tail grubs have been my go-tos for trailers.

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Can't say if it's 'needed' on not.

 But this one works pretty good for me.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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  I throw spinnerbaits a lot  and I dont use trailers . 

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24 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Can't say if it's 'needed' on not.

 But this one works pretty good for me.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Is that a razor shad??

5 minutes ago, scaleface said:

  I throw spinnerbaits a lot  and I dont use trailers . 

Guess I’m going to have to try it out!

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1 minute ago, Bronzeback23 said:

Is that a razor shad??

The trailer is the Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Blade Minnow ~

A-Jay

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I'm all over the place. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, both work. When I do, I'll use something as small as the split tail spinnerbait trailer, up to a 5" swimbait, and several others in between. 

 

I like trailers when I want bulk or contrast. 

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I do most of the time. Fork tail, fluke, and curly tail grub but no paddle tails or boot tails. I think it can over power the spinnerbait on slow retrieves and give it a weird wobble.

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I used to use trailers, swimbaits, grubs and sometimes worms, but for some reason I strayed away from it. In fact, my go to spinner bait was a Redfish Magic which has no skirt and is made to go with a swimbait trailer.

The last few years I've been using trailer hooks. I think this season I'm going to work in more trailers again.  One of the reasons is that I can cast farther. I also felt that I lost too many fish on spinnerbaits last year. Could be for a bunch of reasons though.

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I don't think I have ever used a trailer on a spinnerbait.  On the other hand I always have a trailer on a bladed jig.

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5 minutes ago, Bankbeater said:

I don't think I have ever used a trailer on a spinnerbait.  On the other hand I always have a trailer on a bladed jig.

 

Me too, and I'm starting to question whether there is any good reason to treat them differently. This spring (whenever that is...) I'm going to be experimenting with trailers on both.

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Spinnerbaits are one of my go to baits. Rarely do I use a trailer or trailer hook. When I do it will be a grub or fluke style bait.

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A spinnerbait without a trailer to me is like chicken without hot sauce...BBQ with no beer...4 door corvette ...just ain’t right

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I've found that I catch more when I have a trailer on my spinner bait.  I usually use a paddle tail.

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I am like @scaleface and @Bank Beater. I don't throw spinnerbaits a lot but when I do I don't use a trailer. I always use a trailer on a bladed jig.

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I'm in the no trailer no trailer hook camp. I have fished a spinner bait for many years and one is always tied on. As far as losing fish I think it is a inherent trait of the lure itself. I have noticed maybe more so then any other bait. I will get hit/bit the first instant it hits the water. I swear the some of the bass have to be tracking it in the air to hit the lure so fast. 

     If you don't get a good hook set right off the bat and concentrate on keeping the fish pinned when they jump and head shake you'll get plenty of paaaahtoouy have you spinner bait back returns.

FM 

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No trailer for me, on very rare occasions I have taken skirt completely off and use a paddletail in its place. If I get a short strike I will put on trailer hook if cover allows when using skirt

 

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In very stained water I like to add a chartreuse grub or something with a little extra flash. If the water color is normal I typically don’t attach a trailer unless I’m trying to bulk up or add weight to the bait. However if they are chasing Shad I will sometime add a paddle tail. 

 

Some people swear that adding a trailer will increase your hook up rate because the fish will go after the trailer instead of the blades. Honestly I haven’t noticed a difference 

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 I fish them both ways, with and without a trailer, depending if i´m wanting a little more bulk and action or not. When i do use a trailer it´s always a Zoom Fat Albert:

 

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I have used them with and without. Same for trailer hooks as well. Conditions dictate what type of trailer or use of a trailer hook or not. For stained water I like a boot tail type for more thump for them to hone in on. For clear water I like a "fluke" style trailer. I like the trailer hook for open water. No hook for heavier cover.

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When using a spinnerbait, I always have a trailer hook and trailing worm that I shoerten with a ribbon tail. The tailing hook helps get the short strikes while the ribbon tail helps hide/distract from the trailer in my opinion . I also use a spinnerbait with a cable for the blades so it flexes and always gets that good hook set. 

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I've caught tons of white bass using a simple Mepps Plain Aglia, no trailer, but of course this is an inline spinner with a treble hook . . . and an altogether different sort of fish, too.

 

This year, I am going to really concentrate on developing a spinnerbait presentation that works for me. Lake Athens here in Texas, my home lake, looks like a lake meant for spinnerbaits.

 

I'm thinking that for tossing them into slop and any areas where they might get snagged easily, I'm going to try a short trailer (a Keitech with about an inch snippled off its nose) and hook it up weedless. I have a spinnerbait on its way that will allow for easy T-Rigging a trailer to hide the hook.

 

For casting down long weed lines, making a long pull along a drain in deeper water, and just covering water, I guess I am still inclined to put on at least a small trailer just because it'll allow for a longer cast, cover more water.

 

I sure like the look of A-Jay's set up! That'd kill them on Falcon Lake where big spinnerbaits are one of the go-to presentations.

 

Brad

 

 

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I throw a trailer probably 95% of the time..

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