Baby Buzzbait Fishing Tips

As top water lures go, for many years the Baby Buzzbait has earned the title of a big Bass Lure. In my opinion buzzbaits as a big Bass Lure are still underrated! Many anglers will tell you that buzzbaits are novelty lures that do a few specialized things. They also claim that they really aren’t a strong big bass lure. Well! They are wrong! I will be the first to argue this point with anyone. And I’ll tell you something else; out on the pro tour buzzbaits are something many of the pros and I use regularly.

The Baby Buzzbait has earned the title of a big Bass Lure.
One consideration an angler has when choosing a Baby Buzzbait is how much disturbance it will make as it’s retrieved across the surface of the water. The precision gold anodized Prop and custom compact wire design gives you just that. Buzzbaits is known as a big fish bait, especially during the late spring, summer and fall. Choosing the Baby Buzzbait will really help. The Unique combination of the precision gold anodized Prop, the original head design and wire bends allows the NEW Baby Buzzbait to tame any matted vegetation.

 

 

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How to fish a Baby Buzzbait

May 30, 2018 by lbailey

How to fish a Baby BuzzbaitAn 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.

Buzzbaits big Bass Lure

May 30, 2018 by lbailey

Baby Buzzbaits big Bass Lure by Lee Bailey JrAs top water lures go, for many years the buzzbait has earned the title of a big Bass Lure. In my opinion baby buzzbaits big Bass Lure are still underrated! Many anglers will tell you that buzzbaits are novelty lures that do a few specialized things. They also claim that they really aren’t a strong big bass lure. Well! They are wrong! I will be the first to argue this point with anyone. And I’ll tell you something else; out on the pro tour buzzbaits are something many of the pros and I use regularly.

Baby Buzzbaits are among the most lethal of big bass lures.

Their reputation becomes especially true when the bass are in heavy cover. That being said, heavy cover in this instance means all types of cover. Cover that touches the surface or is close to the surface is best for this Baby Buzzbait compact design. Matted vegetation or clumped grass is extremely hot for catching bass with baby buzzbaits “The Vegetation Tamer”

Bass do not need to be aggressive to catch them on a baby buzzbait. Non-aggresive bass are enticed into striking this big bass lure because they can hear it coming toward them from a long distance. This gives them time to set themselves up to strike the buzzbait as it approaches their lair.

Buzzbaits big Bass Lure

Heavy structure is the primary ingredient to consistent buzzing. Don’t be timid about throwing the baby buzzbait into the heaviest and thickest cover you can find. Concentrate on weeds, logs, rocks, docks, bridge pillars, etc. Bump into as many objects during a single retrieve as possible. This bumping action causes the bait to change it’s speed, noise, and direction just enough to trigger those big bass into striking.

Keep tuned into your buzzbait at all times because the strike will usually come as you bump the object or just as you pass it. Also, try retrieving very slowly so the buzz has a chance to make as much commotion as possible. Many anglers feel that a buzzbait must be fished fast. Let me set the record straight, you will catch more fish on a slow retrieve than that of a fast one. As always let the fish tell you what they want. I have had days when you couldn’t retrieve your buzzbait fast enough. The bass would chase it down and just crush it.

“Catch The Dream”

Lee Bailey Jr

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