Spinners are a great striper bait and a well kept secret!
I have been using big spinnerbaits under a full moon for many years with success. The
blades vibrations seem to get them to hit on those very bright nights when regular
Spinnerbaits have quietly become the preferred spinner-baits of tournament pros because they catch fish.
If I had a choice of using but one artificial baits to fish
with, it would be a Spinnerbait.
Spinnerbaits are the most versatile baits that you can use.
As you build confidence in using spinnerbaits, (confidence in any
lure is the starting point to catching fish). You will learn you can change blade size, blade shape, colors, weights, add
trailers and or trailer-hooks and combine all the techniques below into a single
retrieve. Quickest bait to use to cover water from top to bottom.
Strike King KVD Night Spinnerbaits
- Fan Casting:
May be the most common used by anglers. You just simply cast
the bait and reel it back varying the speed and depth from the surface to
3 or 4 feet. Covers a lot of water when your looking for fish in a short time.
If you catch a fish slow down and look for more using one of the below methods.
When slow rolling try to keep the spinnerbait as close to
the bottom as possible bumping structure.
Maintain a slow steady
retrieve keeping the spinnerbait moving at all times.
- Gurgling - V-Wake:
Retrieve the spinnerbait fast enough to create a bulge just below the
surface allowing the blade to barely break the surface at times.
Killer pattern to use around submerged timber, lays, grass,
Lilly pads, flooded timber.
Drop the spinnerbait lift your
rod tip up and down times then let it fall while following it down,
keeping contact with the bait, most hits will occur on the fall and will
Work the spinnerbait as you would a plastic worm get
the slack out of your line by reeling or lifting your rod slowly from the 9
o'clock to 12 o'clock position, reel in
the slack and repeat this technique all the way back to the boat. Keep tension
on your bait and feel for the light hit.
- Stop and Drop
Cast the spinnerbait to the targeted area, using more of a "v-wake"
for a retrieve method, stop reeling when some form of structure is
reached, Logs, standing timber, hole in grass, beside walls or entrances
to beaver hutches just let the spinnerbait helicopter to the bottom
while keeping in contact with your line.