Tips and techniques by pro angler Lee Bailey jr

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Bass Bluegill and buzzbaits begins a catching bonanza.

May 26, 2021 by lbailey

Bass Bluegill and buzzbaits begins a catching bonanza. During summer, most anglers fish deeper structure or weed edges, or target shallow cover with jigs and soft plastics. Many anglers, pros alike miss out on this wild BlueGill bed fishing technique. A morning topwater bite offers a chance for a big fish on a Baby Buzzbait™. But in shallow lakes, I and other pros pick up a buzzbait rod in the morning and don’t put it down until weigh-in. You might get more bites on a worm but the Baby Buzzbait™ fish are typically bigger. In hot weather, cast over thick weed cover and experiment with retrieve speed. Keep a Z-Man TR D stickworm handy to throw back if a bass misses the buzzbait.

“My Baby Buzzbait™ comes off the shelf with all the amenities a bass pro might want to modify on a regular buzzbait. After over 25 years of research and testing I have come up with the Baby Buzzbait™. This little top water lure is second to none. The most compact buzzbait ever built measuring a mere 1.5″ high x 3.5″ Long. Yes, even the 1/4 size. The Baby Buzzbait™ is slow, squeals, sputters and spits right out of the package. all my top water buzzbaits are hand tuned and air tested prior to packaging”.

Tuning Buzzers for Bass Bluegill and buzzbaits:

Straight off the shelf, buzzbaits catch fish. Still, pros often alter lures to gain a slight advantage in sound production, in appearance, or in hooking ability. My Baby Buzzbait™ comes off the shelf with all the amenities a bass pro might want to modify on a regular buzzbait. After over 25 years of research and testing I have come up with the Baby Buzzbait™. This little top water lure is second to none. The most compact buzzbait ever built measuring a mere 1.5″ high x 3.5″ Long. Yes, even the 1/4 size. The Baby Buzzbait™ is slow, squeals, sputters and spits right out of the package. all my top water buzzbaits are hand tuned and air tested prior to packaging.

Stinger Hooks not needed:

Stinger Hooks: Because bass often seem to strike behind a buzzbait, many experts add a stinger hook when conditions allow. It’s arguable whether a bass that misses a bait actually wanted to eat it, however. Fish accurately aim attacks on steadily moving objects on the surface. Bass sometimes charge a bait to chase it away, or to investigate it more closely. An extra hook can hook these fish. When the Bass Bluegill and buzzbait bite begins, I personally don’t choose a trailer hook. The Baby Buzzbait™ can be retrieved so slow and is so compact that fish usually inhale it, whether by accident or on purpose.

I had several top-5 to top-20 finishes in the Elite Series during the Bass Bluegill and buzzbaits catching bonanza lakes using a Baby Buzzbait™

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