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Headed out to the lake with waders and decided to try to run parallel to the banks with buzz bait, spinners and chatter baits. Hopped into first spot with a buzz bait on. first cast about five feet in front of me fish on however as I was fighting it bumped a stick in water and off it went. Tried going back over the area a few times no more hits. Tried spinner and chatter in same area no hits.

Moved around to a few more spots and had one other decent blow up but again. Started to see some lighting north of the lake so decided to head in.

I got back to the SUV loaded up and pulled up the radar. It looked like storm was past so decided to head over t other side of the lake but decided to just hit a few flats without the waders.

I get to my next spot and the sky starts getting very dark but figured I would give it a few tosses. very first throw about 15 feet from the bank SLAM bass on. I had drag set light so was a nice little fight finally got
this nice guy on board. As I am removing hook I hear a big crash of thunder and figure ok time to go. Got to the car and the hail started falling with some bigger than pea size hail hitting the car.

Only landed one of the three but good t see the buzz action early in the afternoon.


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I had similar results in Selma today on spinners and buzz bait. Had a ton of bites including some big girls but they were hitting short and not staying on. Landed a few jacks but never did get the big mama bass that I wanted.
 

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You did say that the buzzbait was your next challenge and it looks like it wont be too hard for you to get a handle on. Pretty work as they say.
That was last year my new challenge is poppers and frogs and spooks. Buzz bait is my go to top water right now and is most active producer for me.
 
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I was fishing one of my ponds the other day with a little top water bug and catching small bass, crappie and bluegill. I tried a spook puppy and tied into a monster. At first I thought it was the biggest bass in the pond, no question, then it didn't seem to fight quite right. Turned out I caught a snapping turtle and had him hooked in the front leg. Must have gone ten pounds or so. He ended up swimming away with my lure because I couldn't drag him up on the bank to remove the hook so I just had to break him off, not something I like to do. I do like me some spook fishing though.
 

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That was last year my new challenge is poppers and frogs and spooks. Buzz bait is my go to top water right now and is most active producer for me.
How is buzzbait a topwater? I see people saying the same thing, but that seems like you would essentially just be dragging it across the top without letting the blade spin.
 

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buzzbait blades are designed to spin half submerged. It 'buzzes' across the top of the water. You have to reel very fast to get it started then keep a steady enough retrieve to keep in on top. It looks awesome when fished correctly and even better when a bigmouth slams it.
 
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