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I’m really starting to enjoy using them. I have a few of the cheaper strike king ones that hang on the rack at dicks. I’ve had my most consistent luck with the blue gill one and I grabbed the midnight special this weekend and it really produced the few hours I’ve tried it. The more I use them the better and more productive I’m getting with them. I’ve gone through allot of pages on the search function here but it’s allot of info. Can you guys recommend a brand /type for me to grab a couple of for slow rolling a sandy rocky bottom in the cooler water right now. Blue gill and shad seem to be the main forage. Blade types are still a little overwhelming right now. A few recommendations of some I could buy and use would be great. Thanks in advance. 

When I look at them in the spinnerbait isle in the store it’s just to mind blowing if you don’t really know what your looking for. 

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I like the pepper custom spinnerbaits They work well for me but I also do not fish them very often so don’t have a lot of others to compare to 

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No need to make it complicated . I use willow leafs almost all the time , even in murky water . I do like the Midnight Special at night mostly because of the rattle . Any major brand  will work great .  The one thing that is a  must for me is a  quality ball bearing swivel . I have been fishing twice this year and have caught 86 bass give or take a couple , all on spinnerbaits .

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Try the River2Sea's with Colorado Indiana blades. I like the Abalone Shad and Powder colors for clearer water earlier in the year. Also the War Eagle's in Sexy Shad or Mousse work well in most conditions.

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That Midnight Special is a good one here in winter. The water is usually dingy to all-out muddy here in late winter and the color and vibration is a good combo. You can fish it so slowly you're basically dragging it on bottom.

 

My favorite for most of the year is a War Eagle double willow blade in Gold Shiner pattern. But those cheap SB's do produce. For years, when I had less money than I do now, all I had was the old BPS store brand spinnerbaits. I still have some. I caught a new PB on one a couple years ago.

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9 hours ago, Derek1 said:

Can you guys recommend a brand /type for me to grab a couple of for slow rolling a sandy rocky bottom in the cooler water right now. Blue gill and shad seem to be the main forage. Blade types are still a little overwhelming right now. A few recommendations of some I could buy and use would be great.

You can make it as complicated as you want. Willow blades look more like shad, Colorado blades make more noise. That's the basics of it.

 

I guess that's clear water? A willow blade might be better. Colorado blades are better for low visibility.

 

9 hours ago, Derek1 said:

When I look at them in the spinnerbait isle in the store it’s just to mind blowing if you don’t really know what your looking for. 

I wouldn't stress over it. You can't really go wrong. War Eagle is real popular here on this forum, but I've never even tried one and I've caught a lot on spinnerbaits. I've even caught a lot with those $1 spinnerbaits from Walmart. One of my favorites is the Strike King KVD Finesse Spinnerbait. You should buy what appeals to you. Your confidence in it is one of the most important things.

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A Colorado is going to allow the slowest speed and continue turning the blade. Just make sure it's heavy enough to stay down.

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8 hours ago, scaleface said:

No need to make it complicated . I use willow leafs almost all the time , even in murky water . I do like the Midnight Special at night mostly because of the rattle . Any major brand  will work great .  The one thing that is a  must for me is a  quality ball bearing swivel . I have been fishing twice this year and have caught 86 bass give or take a couple , all on spinnerbaits .

86 bass in two trips...huh, I don’t have much to add actually. 

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4 hours ago, 813basstard said:

86 bass in two trips...huh, I don’t have much to add actually. 

39 more today 36 caught on a spinnerbait  .

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War Eagle is my spinnerbait of choice if I'm buying them. For slow rolling I like a Colorado/Indiana tandem combo, skirt/blade color depends on water clarity mostly. The War Eagle Finesse is and excellent choice early in the year too. 

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7 hours ago, scaleface said:

39 more today 36 caught on a spinnerbait  .

On a lake like that you could probably catch fish on a bare chrome hook. I'm not jealous though 😁

 

I'd like to fish a lake like that just to see what they won't bite.

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Thanks for all the info guys. I’m gonna do a little homework on blade types just so I know what I’m looking at and pick a few up. Looking forward to trying to use them more this season. It’s amazing to me how well they come through pretty much every thing. They even come back out of the trees real nice lol. 

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23 minutes ago, fin said:

On a lake like that you could probably catch fish on a bare chrome hook. I'm not jealous though 😁

 

I'd like to fish a lake like that just to see what they won't bite.

There are only a few lures that can be fished on this public lake because of the Chara Algae . Right now its as muddy as I have ever seen it , with just a couple of inches of visibility and willow leafs work just fine .

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28 minutes ago, d-camarena said:

They fish the same honestly, plus i rather have more in the boat so my nephew and son can use also

They do fish exactly the same until hey are killed . The blades wont turn while they are falling but   a lure with a quality swivel will . But if you never let the bait die , flutter , fall... it wont make a difference . 

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Stanley's spinnerbaits 😉

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Image result for h&h mini spinnerbaits

 

 

 

 

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H&H and Humdingers ... the mini h&h is dynamite in ponds and creeks ...

 

good fishing ...

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Most all cheaper spinnerbaits can be improved with a good ball bearing swivel. I still like to use the older style flat rubber skirts if I can get them too.

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I keep an eye out for ball bearing swivels . One time Wal-Mart had 5 packs of Strke King blades on clearance at .25 cents a pack .Each blade came equipped with a sampo BB swivel . The local farm store had the cheapo Strike King spinnerbaits on clearance for .25 and some of them had the good swivels . 

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10 hours ago, Derek1 said:

It’s amazing to me how well they come through pretty much every thing. They even come back out of the trees real nice lol. 

I still manage to lose them. I lost a nice one a couple days ago. You can wrap them around wood, lodge them in rip-rap, and I even lost one a while back just letting it fall to the bottom, it stuck like glue. It hurts to lose them because it's so surprising. Totally worth it though.

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Ive been pouring my own . I have had badly mangled wire harnesses each time out this year .I just remove the hardware and put it on a new form . I even melt the  leadhead  and reuse the hook .   Light-wire lures dont last long at all before they snap . I have two brand new ones with the old blades ready to go next trip .

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