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Although I usually only fish buzzbaits and other topwaters during early morning and late evening, I often see Pro's on TV catching fish in the middle of the day.  Im curious if any of you still find them worthwhile to use from 9am - 4pm.

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I'm with you cajun1977.  I use to throw them but don't anymore.  It has been replaced with other "buzz" type baits

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Buzzbaits are the epitome of excitement, and really peg the needle on the Fun Meter.

I used to fish them much more often, but now I only think of buzzers in warm water in the 70s.

Like any lure, buzzbaits will catch bass practically all year, but only during a relatively short season

are they the best lure to throw. I don't mind winding my fool head off if I'm banging bass,

but if I go 30 minutes without buzzbait contact, I'm already thinking of about 3 other lures.

Roger

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I throw them over shallow weed beds when its overcast (weeds within 2-3 feet of the surface). I sometimes use them under the surface and bump them off of logs. Maybe im using them wrong but it gets fish.

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I seldom hit the water without giving a buzzer a try.  I have caught tehm with water temps down into the mid 40s.  Granted, that's rare, but it has happened enought that I'll still try it.

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Nothing beats the excitment of fishing with a buzz bait.  That was one of the first lures I ever used to get me hooked on bass fishing, so I have a ton of memories using them.  But I have caught some of the biggest bass I've ever caught using buzz baits during the day time.  

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I voted seldom, I stick with buzzbaits in the early morning and evening, unless its overcast or rainy.

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I voted occasionally.  While they usually work best for me during the traditional times, there are some days that bass will hammer a buzzbait even though it's not a low light situation.  This seems especially true in the late summer and early fall.  They are also one of my favorite lures to fish, so maybe I try them a little more often than most people.

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pad fields all day long morning fish the edge afternoon dig in. ;)

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I consider a buzzbait bite a pattern itself.  I've probably caught as many fish buzzin  outside the listed "traditional" hours as I have within.

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I find buzzers to work best during the lowlight conditions,  but I have been successful with them in shallow coves with emergent vegetation.

Buzzers are fun for awhile, then it starts to become work.

Me no like work  

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I never fish early or late.  I've caught several Bass(from dinks to 5 lbers) on a buzzbait right in the middle of a sun-shiny, hot, summer day; the best time to throw them IMO.

Dan

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Ok..look at the name..lol..I caught 4 bass over nine pound last year the biggest going a 12.4.  All but one of these were caught on the double bladed persuader buzz baits..I had many bass literally hammer this bait and break propellers off lure..Once you see one engulf a three to four feet area, no matter what you will be hooked..Always throw late and early..low light hours but if it is windy good bait to throw in middle of day..

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I vote occassionally because here in the south, especially the shallower lakes, the water tends to warm a little quicker and most fish have been seeing subsurface baits for a couple of months. This will usually land a couple early in the mornings and sometimes they are much bigger than what the rest of the day produces...

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One of the all-time great baits for big bass. I, too, usually throw one either early or late, but, I'll try one about anytime if nothing else is working.

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I don't fish buzzbaits during "traditional times."  In the early morning or late evening I've had more luck on poppers or walk the dog style baits.  Buzzbaits are strictly a spring-fall mid-day reaction strike type lure for me.  I've always used them that way...not sure why, but it's always worked.

I consider myself a topwater fanatic regardless and I've put together a long list of patterns that work well together with times, clarities, wind/wave factor, and current.  So far it's held really dead on with me.

I do know that the biggest fish I've hooked into (who flung my bait back at my face) was hooked on a topwater...but not a buzz.  It was in low light conditions on a Spitin' Image over recently flooded bankline.  Buzzbaits are really successful in the heat of the day providing that there is ample cover and relatively shallow water.  I've never caught a fish on a buzz in water over 12 feet deep.

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I probably don't try it as often as I should.  The only time it dawns on me to trow one in the middle of the day is when it's overcast and the breeze is blowing.  I've caught some good ones on buzzbaits in those conditions.  I like buzzbaits with clackers most of the time.

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Did someone say buzzbait?!?!?!?!  8-)

I've only had luck during prime buzzbait hours. Night and early morning have worked best but who knows what will happen this summer. I plan on throwing buzzbaits a lot more during the middle of the day.

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