First Spotty on a Spinnerbait!

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  1. Carterantebi

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    Roses are red,
    Tuna are blue, I mainly fish underwater structure,
    And so should you!
    A few months ago I grabbed a few spinnerbaits at BPS and was pretty skeptical. They're the type of lures you see on the shelf and think to yourself, "why in hell would a fish ever even think about eating that?" Well, today I broke out a chartreuse spinnerbait, walked down to one of my favorite docks, and started fishing. This particular spot is right at the corner of the sea wall, so bass usually wait there and jump around the corner to scare the scales off the smelt cruising by. First cast I feel a huge slam right as I saw my lure popping out around the corner. It was a swing and a miss, so I continued to crank it in. Right at the end of the retrieve, when you see the lure at your feet about to come out of the water, this little spotty shoots out of nowhere and slams the spinnerbait so hard that he flew out of the water and hit my leg, landing on the dock. I'm officially hooked on these strange looking rigs. You guys be the judge, what possessed this little spotty to hit that hard? It's like that video of the carp that are flying all over the place, hitting people in the head, and landing in boats. IMG_0599.JPG
    Oh also, here's some fish porn from recently...
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    Sawed off^^
     
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    Sorry some of the pictures are crappy, they're screenshots of videos on my Instagram.
     
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    Nice work man!! Sweet structure over there
     
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    Well cuz you asked, ill let you in on something about the real world you discover as you grow up:

    Spinnerbait lobbyist pay a huge sum to the spottie underwater squad council ever year to promote the technique and to keep it in style. It has become a major financial income for the spottie community and every spottie is trained to sense, identify, and bite a spinnerbait ever since a young age. As with any following, there are extremists, as some spotties protest against the spinnerbaits saying it causes health issues such as limp jaw, loss of sensation, retardation, and much more. However the spottie community continues to promote and encourage the act of biting the silly looking human lures as statistics show that there is a significantly higher percentage of spotties that bite lures make it back opposed to the ones that bite real bait offered by the bucketeers.
     
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    Hahaha I guess I should be paying my monthly dues then. Hopefully the concussion from hitting his head falling on the dock will keep him motivated to continue biting those "what would bite that" lures.
    *puts on tinfoil hat*
     
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    Not only spoties, but this popped right at the rocks just as I gave up on the cast. Roundabout 18"

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    I see you've got a trailer on it too. Does that matter at all with these, since you're already getting a lot of action from the leaves? I was thinking it would make the lure too big. Also, what kind of retrieve speed do you do with spinnerbaits? I was doing it decently fast.
     
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    I fish a white Strike King Rocket Shad spinnerbait for spots all the time. Ill fish the slip before or after we take the boat out and I can't tell you how many I've caught on that spinnerbait. It's a compact bait, so it's easy to slow roll along the bottom.
     
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    Not a big spinner guy but that time it was slow n close to quitn time so why not. Put the trailer on cuz I seen a video n the colors matched. Another example of trying something different. I let it sink to the bottom n Brought it in just fast enough to feel the blades turn. I've got 2 in my box that I've got to use now......LOL
     
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    The blade is my go to lure. Sometimes they want it fast but most of the time they prefer a slower retrieve. There is no mistake when a spottie "nibbles" on a spinnerbait. Got my pb halibut on a spinnerbait as well. Everything will eat it. Vinas, crows, bass, halis, bonito, slime, sculpin, juvi wsb, beans. The only fish I haven't caught with the blade is a bonefish.
     
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    I believe what I wasn't using was a Booyah Super Shad. Quad willow so it's got a ton of flash to it. Those harbor spotties slam it hard. I've never seen a lure piss off a fish that much.
     
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    I'm definitely hooked on it after that. I've never had a spotty blow up and hit me like that. What's your take on trailer vs no trailer. And if so, what kind of trailer?
     
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    You usually don't use a trailer unless your tournament fishing. You kill more fish when using a trailer hook.
     
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    Yeah, there is no doubt when you get bit. Just make sure you have a good grip on your rod.
    I use a trailer 100% of the time. But that's just me. It adds a little bulk so I can fish it a little slower plus it adds a little more attraction. I almost always use a 3 to 5 inch grub for the trailer but anything will work. To use a trailer and what to use is all personal preference.
     
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    Oh wrong kind of trailer lol.
     
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    Now time for me to challenge myself with the next "what would bite that" lure: Alabama rig!
     
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    I picked up half a dozen A rigs in yuma wal mart on clearance from 2 to 3$ each... Interesting stuff in case you are driving near there in the close future
     
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    The one time we go through Blythe. Had to take a detour for some tile for who knows what. Got to tug on a few in Newport though so it's all good.
     
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    Might check next time.. I could hand off one or two to you easy enough as well.. Coming friday?
     
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