Originally Posted by Flatline
I have several buzzbaits and never caught anything with them... granted that was 25 yrs ago while I lived in Florida, you are the first I seen admit and list them as a primary bait. It would be interesting to see you in action.
Mr Flatline we need to have a talk sir! You go dig those 25 year old buzzbaits out of the box and tie one on. That's an order sir! On a serious note I would highly suggest you give them another try. Buzzbaits are a great technique to catch shallow bass. And contrary to popular belief you can and should throw them all day long when the bass are really eating them good. If it's sunny you just need to find some grass or some shade. When it's cloudy just throw that thing at every piece of cover you can. It's one of those baits that catches a lot of fish of all sized and also targets big fish. It's a great bait to cover water with when the bass are shallow.
I usually just get tight to the bank and cast parallel to the bank so my bait is in the strike zone the whole cast. I like to keep my bait right on the line where I can't see bottom anymore. When I get to a piece of cover I will make multiple casts and hit the cover from every angle I can. I can't count how many times I've caught a fish on the 4th or 5th cast I've made at the same piece of cover. My best days are when I put the trolling motor on high and never take my foot off the trolling motor unless I come to a specific target.
Another thing I do is take the skirt off every buzzbait I throw and put either a swimbait or a horny toad on instead. I add a couple dabs of super glue to the head of the bait and it keeps you from having to adjust your bait all day. Usually the only time it messes up is when the fish will finally rip it off and that usually takes at leat a half dozen fish.
I'll throw a buzzbait anytime the water is 50 degrees or more and the fish are shallow.