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Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« on: August 26, 2018, 03:50:26 PM »
So a spinnerbait has been one of my all time favorite lures, especially at night, but recently they haven't been working for me. I mostly fish in the evening and at night these days, and I have been throwing a spinnerbait with a brass colored Colorado blade that I believe is a size number 7 that I made. I find that I don't catch as many fish with that big blade as I used too.

I am going to downsize for my next few trips out and see if I can pick up a fish on a spinnerbait with a smaller blade.

What size blades do you guys commonly throw for night time fishing? Thanks!

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Re: Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 09:18:30 PM »
My go to night spinnerbait has a #7. It thumps like a mad man.

On some occasions, downsizing the blade can get you more bites.

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Re: Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 07:29:53 AM »
My spinner that I use at night thumps like crazy too. I can feel it through the medium heavy rod I throw it on. Just doesn't seem to get bit. Some experimenting is definitely in order.

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Re: Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 10:06:06 AM »
Just as a side not, @metz12 , I very, very rarely use a smaller blade. I'm sure I miss out on some fish because of this, but I have a ton of confidence in the baits that I make for night fishing, so I stick with them  ;)

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Re: Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 10:47:42 AM »
Interesting. I guess I will just have to stick to one. I went out the other night and could only manage fish on a chatterbait, which is one of my favorites in general. I haven't had a good spinnerbait bite in a while now that I think of it. Most of my fish lately have came on topwater.

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Re: Night time Spinnerbait Blade sizes
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
Interesting. I guess I will just have to stick to one. I went out the other night and could only manage fish on a chatterbait, which is one of my favorites in general. I haven't had a good spinnerbait bite in a while now that I think of it. Most of my fish lately have came on topwater.

One thing you'll find is that you will tend to throw your confidence baits more often, which will usually lead to you catching more fish on that bait (or two baits, or whatever). And this will usually cause you to stop throwing other baits, leading you to catch less and less fish on them.

As always, let the fish tell you what they want. Doing this will require trying different things until you get dialed in. And as you grow as an angler, it will take less and less time for you to get dialed in on any given day.  ;)