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#11550362 - 04/18/16 12:48 PM Let's talk buzzbaits
spacejunkie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 1033
Mark mentioned using them more than ever this year and I realized I very seldom use them. I've also noticed a lot of Pro's using them on different shows. So what kind do you use and when? Type? Clacker? Color of skirt? Color of blade? Three blade vs four? Speed? Trailer hook? Trailer? Favorite Brand? Water & weather conditions

Educate me and a few others that may want to know.

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#11550461 - 04/18/16 01:28 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16321
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I've used a lot of different brands and I'm really attached to the Damiki line of Buzz Baits. They have a ball clacker that has a very unique clack and I have had great success with them. The other thing I've found is I hardily ever miss a strike on these baits or have them throw the hook, you don't need a trailer hook, the fish stay pinned really well. One thing about them though is that they will get out of tune with the slightest change from their original shape, so pay attention to the way it is bent and shaped so you can adjust it back to the way it was.


Edited by Huckleberry (04/18/16 01:29 PM)

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#11550481 - 04/18/16 01:38 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20809
Loc: The 903
Papas Buzz.
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#11550584 - 04/18/16 02:27 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3180
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Pepper Commando Buzzbait

When the fish are pressured or the water's clear, I go "commando"! This buzzbait has no clacker (which is great for calm, clear water), but still puts out a nice squeak that drives fish crazy. This bait also unique in the fact that you can put whatever hook you want on the back. In heavy cover, I like to use a wide gap hook. But if the cover is sparse or if I'm fishing open water, I put on a treble hook. This bait has a quality wire and it's easy to bend back into shape. This buzzbait is well worth the money if you ask me!

Revenge Buzzbait W/Clacker

For low light conditions or muddy water, I throw this buzzbait. The squeaky blade coupled with the clacker really makes a loud, unique noise that's great for getting the fish's attention! I really like the way this bait planes fast too; it comes up to the surface immediately! All Revenge baits are made in the USA.
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#11550616 - 04/18/16 02:46 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Cavitron for calm water, clear days. boogerman for a little more chop or dirtier water. Ive fished a lot of different brands and I throw a buzzbait every morning I go out and I have found these 2 to be the most consistent and catch more and better fish. Cavitron's can be fished slow and have a great squeak right out of the package. The boogerman's are loud as hell and [censored] the fish right off! I also like to use a swimbait trailer on them sometimes both with and without the skirt. Never used a trailer hook and never really have problems losing fish either. Usally they eat em pretty good.

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#11550624 - 04/18/16 02:50 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
All you need is the original 1/2 oz Lunker Lure, white or chartreuse
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#11550641 - 04/18/16 02:59 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Jordan_lane Offline
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 490
Loc: North Richland Hills
War eagle makes a good one. I often remove the skirt and replace it with a fluke to get more bites, slims the profile down a little bit if the fish aren't cooperating
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#11550665 - 04/18/16 03:16 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 4967
Loc: Granbury
I'm partial to the old strike king " tri wing" caught a lot of really nice fish over the years.

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#11550684 - 04/18/16 03:30 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 815
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
Cavitron for calm water, clear days. boogerman for a little more chop or dirtier water. Ive fished a lot of different brands and I throw a buzzbait every morning I go out and I have found these 2 to be the most consistent and catch more and better fish. Cavitron's can be fished slow and have a great squeak right out of the package. The boogerman's are loud as hell and [censored] the fish right off! I also like to use a swimbait trailer on them sometimes both with and without the skirt. Never used a trailer hook and never really have problems losing fish either. Usally they eat em pretty good.


+1 on the Boogerman...all different sizes for different bodies of water and the Blade can be made to hit the head making a loud clacking noise or high pitch squel.
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#11550697 - 04/18/16 03:38 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7755
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Lunker Lure

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#11550859 - 04/18/16 05:22 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 796
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I get more bites on the Cavitron than any other I've tried. There's something about the squeal that it has. They hammer it violently
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#11550905 - 04/18/16 05:52 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 2127
Loc: Pearland Texas/Rayburn Country...
I like the Lunker Lure. Strike king used to make a lexan blade that was popular in South Texas 20-30 years back.

Falcon and Lake Corpus Christi fish used to love Buzz Baits. I now fish Rayburn and Toledo and just don't seem to do as good with Buzz Baits. I seldom throw one anymore. I would have to say its one of my favorite lures to fish.

I don't have one tied on in the boat, but I think will next time out.
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#11551145 - 04/18/16 08:00 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48500
Loc: Point Reyes
Megabass V4
Megabass Renegade
Reaction Innovations Squeaky Dolphin
Revenge
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#11551370 - 04/18/16 09:28 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: Chris Borden]
Preacher Ed Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 341
Originally Posted By: Chris Borden
I'm partial to the old strike king " tri wing" caught a lot of really nice fish over the years.


If you can get your hands on one of the old Norman Triple Wing, you have something in my opinion. I agree that the SKs catch fish, but the old Normans are priceless. Fortunate to have a few put back in stock. Just easier to keep the triple wings on top it seems like to reel them a little slower.

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#11551402 - 04/18/16 09:38 PM Re: Let's talk buzzbaits [Re: spacejunkie]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1161
Loc: Como, Texas
I've been doing well with the Papas Baits regular buzz bait and the Papas Buzz.
I like to fish them on wind blown banks.
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