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Breaking in a Buzzbait
« on: June 01, 2021, 09:41:32 PM »
So, over the past few years I have been playing around with the buzzbait more and more. Last fall and this spring especially. I make my own, but I have a question for you guys. Do you guys do the whole clamp to the antenna of your vehicle, or hold out the window of the truck to "break in" your buzzbait? I have been told from a couple of guys I have learned a lot about the sport from that you are wasting your time if you don't break it in for a couple of miles.

Honestly I haven't seen a difference. I honestly don't get bit much on the buzzbait anymore either for some reason whether I do the whole break in process or not. They are usually a starter bait for me to run it around 10-20 times to see if there are any active fish in the general area I am starting in, then it gets put down.

And for those of you wondering, yes I always crimp the aluminum rivet down so it doesn't spin along with the buzz blade.
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Re: Breaking in a Buzzbait
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 01:05:53 PM »
I never did the window deal, didn't think it was necessary!   All i do is crimp the rivet like you mentioned and let it naturally break in!

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Re: Breaking in a Buzzbait
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 03:47:59 PM »
I never did the window deal, didn't think it was necessary!   All i do is crimp the rivet like you mentioned and let it naturally break in!

I haven't found a need to really break them in either from what I can tell with the lack of bites I have had. Not much luck if any on one this year yet. Its a great way of covering water though to see if there is any active fish in the area.
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Re: Breaking in a Buzzbait
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2021, 11:20:02 AM »
Mid Summer and Fall has always been better for Buzzbaits for me!  I love a good buzzbait hit  8)

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Re: Breaking in a Buzzbait
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 08:53:53 AM »
Break it in by using it!

Many of the tips you get from people are opinions, myths, superstitions, etc.

I have caught fish on buzzbaits on the very first trip out with them.  :nod:
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