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Power Fishing ‘Light Spinnerbaits’ on theBBZ

Check this out... my latest article titled 'Power Fishing Light Spinnerbaits' on theBBZ. All thanks to Bill Siemantel and his crew for giving me this opportunity. For me, it's been an honor.

Though my article is not about anything 'ground-breaking', I just want to highlight the fact that the simple spinnerbait, as a lure, is far from 'dead'. For just that one week last spring, I was relying on 1/4 oz double willow bladed spinnerbaits during what I'd call a tough postspawn period in South-east China.

BBZ light spinnerbaits
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Though I managed to dial a few other useful patterns, light spinnerbaits on light lines burned along the bank was the key to my week's success on this relatively unknown Chinese bass fishery, because, in my opinion, it's definitely China's current 'big bass factory'. For me as a non-tournament bass angler, I was close to hitting the 20lb mark (5 fish limit) on that particular day.

Loud colors catches a 4lb'er.

Most fishery bass boats in China aren't equipped with depth finders and anglers often have to rely on 'instincts'. In that and without prior knowledge of the lake, all I could do was key in on primary shoreline cover and structures. With a bit of luck, it didn't take me long to figure out a key part of the postspawn puzzle. Importantly, though without a sonar, I could tell that most bass were probably suspended fish.

There are hundreds of yards of bluff shorelines to explore on Zhaibei Reservoir, China.

Though there was no mention of the fact in my article, I lost two 'monsters' of what could have been 6lb'ers on 1/4 oz double willow spinnerbaits. As you've guessed, both were lost right beside the boat and that was probably my luck.

Can't go wrong with plain and simple black spinnerbaits.

Setbacks aside, Zhaibei Reservoir is truly one of China's current upcoming venues. Come early summer this year, it will host it's 2nd COB (China Outdoor Bass) tournament. As for me, I look forward to a return trip in the near future.
[ 2014/04/25 18:51 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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