An important consideration in how to fish a Baby Buzzbait is to begin your retrieve just prior to the lure hitting the water. Once the lure touches the surface begin lifting your rod tip up to the 10 o’clock position. Now retrieve the lure with a slow but steady retrieve. This forces the buzzbait to always remain on the surface. Plus, it doesn’t allow the lure or the line to sink into the cover. If the line or lure gets down into the weeds or cover the baby buzzbait will be drawn down and get hung. This quick start also allows the bass a steady track to hone in on. Especially when fishing in heavy matted vegetation.
Bass can and do frequently charge the lure the moment it makes contact with the waters surface. The strike; usually a vicious water-spraying explosion. Often leaves you shaking with amazement. Many times frustrated after failing to set the hook properly. In fact having fast angler reflexes can actually be a problem when fishing lures like the baby buzzbaits.
how to fish a Baby Buzzbait is to begin with your retrieve
When buzzing and a fish hits the bait give him the opportunity to close his mouth around the bait. You want to feel the fish before you even start the hook set. Being a top-water, visible lure; gives many anglers the inclination to fish by sight instead of feel. Until the fish has the bait enough to move the rod tip. Attempting to set the hook will only result in the big bass lure flying back into your face. I have had many bass hit the buzzbait two, three, even four times on the same cast before they actually got the bait good enough to catch them.
how to fish a Baby Buzzbait
If a fish really unloads on the lure and he misses the bait totally, you can usually toss a rubber worm or a slug-go right back and have a good chance of catching that fish. This is a situation where the guy in the back of the boat could really have a good day, as did my good friend and Mentor Don Sanzo.
We were out for a fun fishing trip on the Connecticut River. My reflexes were so sharp on that trip that each time I would get a strike I would jerk the bait right out of the fishes mouth. I missed every bass that hit my buzzbait that day. Don on the other hand capitalized on this by waiting till I cast and then he threw a small grub behind my buzzbait. Needless to say he caught all the fish I missed. When fishing a buzzbait you need to really focus on where you think the fish should be staged prior to each cast.