Does anyone remember the old Strike King spinner baits that used to vibrate your entire fishing rod? I loved them for much or cloudy water. I have had little luck locating any new spinners that have that type/amount of running thump when I fish them. I've tried night spinners with big Colorado blades, just about every product on the market that says 'more vibration'. Boyah with a Colorado blade in 1/2 oz is about the best I've seen in a while.
So here is my question...In your opinion, which spinner baits give the most thump for the buck?
I mostly fish muskies anymore but grew up fishing largemouth and still do fish them several times a year. Concerning spinnerbaits with more vibration I have found a neat little twist.
Although they are large--say 3/4 to 2 ounces, some of the muskie spinnerbaits have been just the ticket when I needed a big vibrating spinner bait because of murky water conditions. I know they seem a little big to fish bass but if I use ones at the smaller end of the spectrum of muskie spinners they seem to be really good at those times. The size may also help them to find the bait in lower visibility waters-IMHO.
A couple of muskie spinnerbaits with killer big vibration that I have done well on largemouth with are 1. MG Spinnerbaits with the bigger colorado blades 2. Northlands Bionic Bucktail spinnerbaits(NOT the bucktail--it's the spinnerbait--it does have the same name though) 3. Fudally puts out a great vibrating spinnerbait called Hawg Spin. 4. Joe Bucher put out a spinnerbait that the name slips my mind--is unique in that the head it maybe a 1/2 inch wide and flat--so it lays with the width ACROSS the water. Makes it a really good choice to pull through pads, grass, etc as the head acts like a plane to just slide over----anyway, cranking that baby in all day is like riding down a rocky gravel road in a 66 Chevy truck. Makes my teeth chatter thinking about it.
Well these are kind of off beat ideas, but they have helped me boat lot's of big largemouth in recent times when the water conditions were murky, muddy, and cold.
By the way--good reports on the Mississippi pool you have been giving! Sounds like a good year there.
Good Fishing To Ya,
Jason "The Fisher" Pence Justnorth Outdoor Columnist Justnorth Outdoor Pro Staff www,justnorth.com