One of the most versatile but often misused or neglected bass lures around is the trusty spinnerbait. Originally developed in the early part of the 20th century (Shannon Twin Spin for instance), the spinnerbait has seen it’s popularity rise and fall continually since its inception.
Why are spinnerbaits so versatile?
The weedless nature of the bait plus variety of possible configurations such as:
- Sizes ranging from 1/8 to > 1 oz
- Single, double and more spinner arms
- Long or short arms
- A multitude of possible color combinations (heads, skirts, blades & even trailers)
- Several different blade types (Colorado, Indiana, Willow, Turtle/Mag Willow, Presto, etc.)
- Multiple blade combinations both by type and number of blades
The possibilities are almost endless and at times mind-numbing…
Even though different anglers may have their own preference regarding the make-up of their spinnerbait arsenal, truth be told it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.
Recently, Booyah Baits developed their new Covert Series spinnerbaits in conjunction with bass pro Jason Christie to specifications Christie and his family has used for decades. Not only does the bait incorporate the overall design features (sizes, wire frame size, balance & components), they also created the baits their preferred color combos (heads, blades & skirts) for any water conditions encountered. To help in bait selection, Booyah developed an interactive graphic that identifies the best spinnerbait for different water temperature and clarity conditions as shown below:
Even though the graphic identifies the preferred bait from Booyah’s Covert series line, since it IDs the “best” bait sizes, blade combos and skirt colors for temp and clarity conditions, you may be able to find a similar bait from your favorite spinnerbait company.
Of course there’s always the option of purchasing the components and building your own specialized spinnerbait for water conditions that you regularly fish.