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What kind of lure is a buzzbait?
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A type of topwater lure
A buzzbait is a type of topwater lure that has a rubber jig and a propeller attached to each end of a bifurcated wire. The propeller hits the surface of the water and emits sound and splashes to lure the bass. It is similar to a spinnerbait, but you can distinguish it by using a propeller while a spinnerbait has a blade. A lure mainly used for bass fishing.
It is hard to take root and is easy to use even for beginners
Since it basically swims on the surface of the water, there is almost no risk of rooting. In addition, one of the features is that the body is small and has a single hook, so it has a high performance to pass through debris floating on the surface of the water. It does not require any difficult operation, making it an easy-to-handle lure for beginners.
Situations where buzzbaits are active
Let's take a look at what situations buzzbaits are easy to use.
The best season for buzzbaits is from the rainy season to autumn when bass are aware of the surface of the water. Buzzbaits are also effective because they can slowly swim on the surface of the water when targeting weak bass after spawning in late spring (after spawning). Buzzbaits are said to be less effective in winter, when the water temperature is low, as bass tend to sink deeper into the water. Buses are more active during certain times of the dayHowever, you can of course fish during the day.
In general, when it's cloudy or rainy, fish tend to be more active and float to the surface. There are various theories about the cause, but it is said that low light and rain make fish less cautious, and low air pressure makes fish's swim bladders more likely to expand. Therefore, a buzzbait that swims on the surface of the water isYou can say that. Also, even on a sunny day, if you search for shaded areas around the cover, your chances of catching bass will increase.
Buzzbaits are basically aimed at areas where plants such as reeds, floating plants, and aquatic plants (vegetation) grow, and around obstacles such as standing trees and stakes. It is also effective in places where blocks are piled up or where there are sunken trees, and it is somewhat different than an open area.
5 Recommended Buzzbaits
Below is a list of recommended buzzbaits. Please refer to it when you are unsure of which buzzbait to choose.
Gary Yamamoto Buzzbait
Speaking of buzzbait, this is it! It is no exaggeration to say that this is a super standard long-selling product. It features a good balance of flight distance, swimming, propeller sound, etc., and is a buzzbait that is worth having. There are three types of propellers: gold, silver, and black.
The propeller is divided into right and left rotation types, and you can trace around obstacles more effectively depending on the casting direction. By attaching the attached weight sticker to the left-right asymmetrical propeller, you can make a stronger appeal to the bass.
Megabass V-4 BUZZ
It is a buzzbait that pursues hooking efficiency and cover avoidance performance, and a slightly unstable swim posture that makes the bass use its mouth.
OSP BUZZ ZERO TWO “BEAT”
Not only the rotation of the propeller, but also the contact between the propeller and the cracker produces a more metallic sound. It is a highly appealing buzzbait that focuses on "sound quality" and "volume". The rich color lineup is also one of the attractions.
A buzzbait with a compact size of 3/16 oz and 1/4 oz, but with a winged propeller that has high appeal. You can buy it for less than 1,000 yen.
Do you need a trailer for your buzzbait?
Buzzbaits have only one hook facing upward, so the hooking rate is a little difficult. Therefore, by installing a trailer hook, you can increase the hooking efficiency and reduce the disassembly. In addition, by attaching a worm to the hook of the buzzbait, you can expect the effect of increasing the lure's silhouette and increasing its appeal, or increasing the lure's own weight and increasing the flight distance.
What is the best rod for throwing buzzbaits?
It is easy to throw a buzzbait with a M-MH class regular taper and relatively firm rod. A length of around 7 feet is easy to use, and as a so-called scroll rod, it is suitable for casting spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
How to use a buzzbait
I've explained about recommended products and trailers for buzzbaits, but how should I use them for actual fishing?
Don't let the basics sink!
A buzzbait attracts fish by hitting the surface of the water with a propeller and making splashes and sounds. Therefore, the basic usage is to make the buzzbait swim on the surface of the water without submerging it. However, this does not mean that you can't catch any fish if it is submerged, and if there is no reaction on the surface, you can get an unexpected reaction by submerging the buzzbait.
Start winding immediately after landing
As mentioned above, the buzzbait is basically made to swim on the surface of the water. However, since the buzzbait is a lure made of metal, it will sink rapidly if it is not wound. Therefore, you can efficiently lure it by starting to wind it immediately after landing. Also, if you start winding from a submerged state, the appeal efficiency will decrease by the distance until it floats to the surface of the water.
Buzzbaits aren't just for bass!
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Buzzbait is a lure made for targeting bass as mentioned above, but in addition to bass, other carnivorous freshwater fish such as catfish, thunderfish, and even saltwater fish such as sea bass can be targeted for many fish species. can. Why not aim for various fish with a buzzbait in search of unknown possibilities?
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