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Why Are Spinnerbaits So Popular During Pre-Spawn??

Rationale??  Beliefs??

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I don't know specifically but they seem to work for me most of the year, I suppose in some areas, it may be because of a territorial defense?? :-/  

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    Spinnerbaits SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I bet I have only caught 5 fish on them my whole life.  I have no confidence in them what so ever.

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??don't know about just prespawn usage.....i throw them most everytime i go out.....love'em...they always produce.....

even the cheap-o, beetle spins work wonders for me... ive caught a 5.4lber on a white beetle spin with the red dot...!!

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Both sexes of bass get very aggressive and very food oriented during the pre-spawn stage; they come out of the cold winter and as the water warms up and their metabolism kicks in. The blades, flash, and vibration of the spinner mimic bait fish making it a natural for attracting bass.  

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A. Cover water

B. Imitates baitfish, bass are gorging before the spawn

C.  They seem to want something moving but moving slow in the beginning, S/B is perfect

Spinnerbaits SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet I have only caught 5 fish on them my whole life. I have no confidence in them what so ever.

How often is one tied on then?  

I don't use them anymore, I'm in the hunt for BIG fish only, but they sure do catch a lot of fish.  My guess is you just don't throw it because of lack of confidence or you are running it too fast. also, read up on blade style and size and when each applies best.  

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Probably the number one reason is because the fish are shallow and a spinnerbait is a good choice for a shallow horizonal presentation to cover a lot of water. It more or less represents baitfish and the bass are agressivly feeding as the water warms up in preparation for the spawn.

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    To answer your question Low Budget Hooker I always have one tied on.  You are probably right, I am just running it to fast.  I will read up on how to fish these and the blade choices.

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I'm new to fishing, but I have seen fishing shows where spinners kill again and again.  I personally haven't caught a fish on one either... very aggrivating, really.  So, my question is about the presentation.

Do you need to be doing anything else aside from varying your retrieving speed until you get that speed the bass want?  Any stop and go, etc?  

Thanks

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I'm new to fishing, but I have seen fishing shows where spinners kill again and again. I personally haven't caught a fish on one either... very aggrivating, really. So, my question is about the presentation.

Do you need to be doing anything else aside from varying your retrieving speed until you get that speed the bass want? Any stop and go, etc?

Thanks

It's about the where & when not the what ;)

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Spinnerbaits are not an "idiots bait". As LBH stated there is more to SB fishing than throw and reel. Blade size and type, skirt color, bait size, etc. Just like with jigs, there's more to the story. They are a good bait in the wind, points, grass beds (get 'em caught, and pull 'em off!!).....I fished yesterday and went through 3 SBs until I found the right size and color. The fish wanted LARGE SBs with gold willow blades.

Also, history shows many big fish are caught on spinnerbaits.  ;)

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Spinnerbaits SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet I have only caught 5 fish on them my whole life. I have no confidence in them what so ever.

I Love how people say a bait sucks just because they don't catch anything on it. Ask KVD if they suck. LBH great post.

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You can have all the right blade combinations, the right skirt colors, & the right retrieval rates while throwing it in all the wrong places you still will not get bit.

My 7 year old grandson catches bass with spinner baits and he does care about blades, colors, or retrieval rates; all he knows is Pawpaw put him on the fish.  

If y'all aint getting bit odds are y'all aint in the right place at the right time ;)

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most of my spinnerbait bites come after the bait hits something.when it hits something let it stall and flutter.do this when the bait isn't hitting anything also.slow rolling on the bottom and burning on the top also work at times.i have to say %95 of strikes come when the bait stops and flutters then restarts and whamo fish is on.the fish in my avatar is a spinnerbait fish and so is this one caught yesterday.

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It can be as complicated or as simple as you want. You can have a 21' bass boat with 50# of spinnerbaits in all sizes, colors, shapes, and blade conbinations, drive 50 miles on a large lake and catch a 2# bass. A 5 year old girl with a Dora Explorer rod and a beetle spin can catch a 10# in the neighborhood pond from shore.

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i use 3 colors.white,white chartreuse and chartreuse.these 3 are all u need imho.i use double willow double colorado and tandem blades in 3/8 and 1/2 sizes.i prefer the blades to be 1 gold and one silver but do use some of just gold or silver.the simpiler the better imho.

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Digging up an old post, but....Do you guys use trailers and/or trailer hooks? If so, what trailers do you use in the pre-spawn?

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Personally I think they work so well is because the cover a lot of water, and can be fished in various depths depending on retrieve speed. They are pretty weedless, and mimic a shad very well. Also another big plus is the flash and vibration they put off. A lot of places during pre-spawn experience rising muddy waters, which is where that extra flash really shines.;)

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On April 18, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Ky_Lake_Dude said:

My favorite bait by far. I dont know why they work good in pre-spawn but they do work. I dont need and explanation.

 

What he said. ^

 

They catch numbers and size for me on the pre spawn. They also catch me lots of fish summer and fall. The only time I really don't fish them is dead of winter in really cold water. A versatile, easily customizable, lure that can be fished any where on the water column at any speed, and comes though cover well, what's there not to like. 

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They can fire up a school in a hurry.

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I have developed more confidence in a chatterbait, especially during prespawn, then with a spinnerbait. However, I do love me a chartreuse/white willow blade just about any time of the year.

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