UNDERSTANDING BUZZ BAITS
There are two basic types of buzz baits that have evolved through
decades of bass fishing. Knowledgeable bass fishermen utilize both in
different situations and conditions. And within that lies the key to buzz baits becoming a more productive tool in more situations.
The in-line buzz bait has the blade and hook on the same shaft and
usually features a bucktail skirt. The second standard type of buzz bait is
the safety-pin design (often called off-set buzz baits) that sports a live
rubber skirt, hook on one arm and rotating blade on the other.
An in-line lure is a small, quiet buzz bait. It is a good lure that
is particularly effective in real calm conditions when the fish are
suspended real close to the surface in flat water. It is the perfect choice
for overhanging willows, clear-water conditions and aquatic vegetation. The
standard safety-pin type buzz bait makes a great deal of noise is better
suited for situations where you need to call fish to the lure - poor water
clarity and deeper water, for example.
Copyright © 1999 by Walt Reynolds