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Last night while I was throwing my double bladed buzzbait, I caught a 3 lb bass right at the end of my retrieval.  I was thinking and came to realize that about 90% of the bass i've caught on the buzz bait have come at the end of my retrieval. Any reason why??? THANKS!

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I think the fish will chase these things for a long way.  When this starts happening, try killing the retrieve about half-way back and let it fall for a short distance, this may produce a strike.  Most likely the reason the fish are striking at the end is because you are doing something different right then that causes the reaction.  I have never had this happen, but did have a small mouth jump out of the water and hit a crank bait one night as I was lifting it up.  That will make your heart jump. ;)

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i wish i knew what i was doing at the end of my retrieval. sometimes it scares the hell out of me when a lunker comes up and hits it!

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lol same wehen your top water fishing you know what scares the hell out of me. at the pond i fish there are 5432765765874683653756543764543 frogs and whe you are walking they jump and make that really loud screech it starteles you and it ticks me off so much i'm like F%$#!*& frogs >:( >:( lol ;D

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Two of my largest fish from buzz baits have come from a backlash. While reeling it back in I realized I had wound line over a backlash I hadn't noticed. You know the usual... stop the lure, strip the line, untangle the mess... by this time the buzz bait has sunk to the bottom of the lake, as I began to "reel" and "feel" the buzz bait something had picked it up off of the bottom... I set the hook on a 5.2 pounder.

I repeated the above process without an actual backlash, just let it fall to the bottom in the same place, let it sit for thirty seconds and twitched it like a jig. Bam! A 4.5 pounder. If I'm not working it on top I let it swim to the bottom of the lake like a frog.

Also when your hit came at the end of your retrieve the fish probably realized on your previous cast that his lunch jumped out of the water at the same location and he wasn't losing lunch again...

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Sounds like you may need to back off the bank a little bit.  ;D

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I agree with Shad_Master that you did something at the end that was slightly different and triggered the strike. This behavior is very typical of the pike family, but regardless of species, it can startle the h*ll out of you.

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I kinda agree with five.  I think you may need to back off the bank 10-20 feet.  I have done the best off a buzz, or any topwater for that matter, well off the bank.

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