At a Glance: Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits
Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are combinations of jigs and spinners creating larger profiles and tremendous vibration and motion. Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits are great options for fishing shallow to mid-depth waters. The variations include soft-body styles, skirted, and even dressed-hook styles. The spinnerbaits are designed to trigger the lateral line system on a predatory fish, attracting them to the bait. Spinnerbaits also are constructed to mimic the profile and vibrations of a baitfish, making them an ideal target for larger gamefish in clear water. Buzzbaits are especially great for fishing shallow water because they stay near the top and are only pulled under the surface when a fish bites the lure. Buzzbaits can also be used in all water conditions, from murky to crystal clear due to the incredible water disturbance and vibrations. These types of baits are typically only used in freshwater and are available in sizes perfect for species such as crappie, bass, pike, and musky.
Top brands of spinnerbaits and buzzbaits offered by FishUSA include Strike King, VMC, Johnson, and Yo-Zuri.