Buzzbait Fishing TIPS For TOPWATER Bass Fishing

Check out @Mongo Fishing's tips to land more fish on a buzzbait! Buzzbait fishing can be one of the most fun and effective topwater fishing methods out there. Take these bass fishing tips out on the water this week!

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Video Transcript:

John Carroll:
Hey, what's up, guys? John from Mongo Fishing. Today, I'm on the Monster Bass channel. And I want to talk to you guys about buzz baits, the Xcite Bait's Pro Series Buzzfire, to be specific. But before I get into that, go ahead and hit the subscribe button right down there, along with the bell notification button, so you guys get notified every single time Monster Bass comes out with another video. My channel will be linked down in the description, below. I'd be honored if you came over there and checked me out, also, but let's get into this.
right there. Crimp it in place. And what I mean by that is grab yourself a pair of pliers and just crimp it in place so that little thing does not spin. If you have a metal blade, like this Pro Series Buzzfire does, you want this metal blade rubbing on that little rivet. And eventually, it'll get a squeaky sound. Buzz baits get better with age, and the longer you throw them, the more you use them, the squeakier they get. And that just seems to attract more bass.

John Carroll:
Now, when I'm throwing a buzz bait, I like to add a trailer. So this is a Stanley Ribbit Frog that came out of my August, 2020 box, also. And all you do is just thread this right on here, just like you would a jig trailer or anything like that. Just thread it right on up. Push it up on there. And now you have a nice chunk of soft plastic on the back of your buzz bait that not only adds bulk to your buzz bait, so it gives it a larger profile on the water, but it also makes it feel like something to eat, when the bass grab it. See, if you're just running a plain buzz bait, which you can, and you will get bit, the bass grab it. And it feels like a giant chunk of steel and lead, and they let go pretty quick. If you have a trailer on there, whether it's a toad or a swim bait or whatever soft plastic on there, the bass will hold onto it a little longer, allowing you just a little bit longer to get that hook set.

John Carroll:
Another advantage of having a soft plastic on there is this extra flat space, right here, allows you to skip underneath docks and underneath overhangs and stuff like that a little better, if you're somebody who likes to do stuff like that. And if you don't, well, then, don't. But that is another advantage of running a soft plastic trailer on the back.

John Carroll:
Now, trailer hook. Sometimes I'll run a trailer hook on the back of these, also. That really depends on the type of cover that I'm fishing. If I'm fishing stuff that's really snaggy, then, no. I don't run a trailer hook. If I'm running stuff that's relatively open water, like burning down docks or burning down riprap or sea walls or something like that, where there's not a lot of snags, then, yeah, I'll typically run a trailer hook. Not always. Really depends on how I feel and how well the bass are eating it. If they're just doing some tail grabs, then, yeah. Trailer hook. If they're just consuming this thing, no problem, I don't see a point in the trailer hook.

John Carroll:
So, trailer hook or no trailer hook? Totally up to you and situationally dependent. All right. So where do I fish it? I kind of covered that a little bit, a minute ago. I'll burn it down the side of docks, skip it underneath docks, seawalls, riprap, loose vegetation, submerged vegetation, sticks, brush, whatever. Now, as designed, they're relatively snag-less. They will go up over top of the logs and stuff like that, because they're going to be going through the water like this, right? They will occasionally get snagged. Again, that's why I determined if I'm using a trailer hook or not is situationally dependent on where I'm fishing it.

John Carroll:
Also, where I'm fishing determines the type of line I use. If I'm in a snaggy area, I'll probably run braid. If I'm wide open water, then I'll run fluoro. So rod, reel in line. All right. I'm not a big proponent of people buying a specific rod for a specific technique. Okay? So me, personally, I'm six foot six. I throw almost everything I throw on a seven-foot or above. This right here is 7' 1" TP1 Black Lew's. It's their jig rod. It's a medium heavy, fast-action tip. For me, this is what I prefer to throw my buzz baits on. My larger, three-eighths ounce, half ounce stuff like that, I'll throw it on the same rod I throw a swim jig on.

John Carroll:
If I'm going through thick vegetation and snaggy stuff, I'll run it on 50- or 65-pound braid. All right. Depending on where I'm fishing, I may use something like this, a little eighth-ounce dude. If I'm burning this down a seawall or skipping it under the dock or someplace where it's not very snaggy, I'll run that on fluoro. Again, I use braid in areas that are super snaggy, and I use fluoro in areas that aren't. That's just my personal preference. I know a lot of guys will run braid everywhere. Now, I know what you're thinking. Fluoro and top water don't really get along, and fluoro sinks, etc. But buzz baits, for the most part, sink also. You can run fluoro on a buzz bait because the majority of your line is out of the water.

John Carroll:
Unlike a popper or a walking bait, where your line is sitting in the water, the majority of your line is out of the water with a buzz bait. And so the amount that it's going to sink because of your line is negligible. Hardly any of your line is in the water. So that's pretty much a moot point with buzz baits.

John Carroll:
All right. Eventually, you're going to catch a big 'un. And he's just going to just crush this thing, bend it all out of whack, and it's not going to run right. All you have to do to get this thing running right is line it up and bend things back into position, again. Every buzz bait, it's just a matter of time before a big 'un just destroys it, the way that it looks. And it no longer looks like it came from the factory. Just bend things back in place, the way they were. Line them up. Make sure everything's nice and straight, and it'll work again.

John Carroll:
And that's that, guy. So here's the little catch I did right here on this same lake. So, enjoy.

Speaker 2:
[inaudible 00:06:32], what? Oh, geez, man.

John Carroll:
Oh, man, please let that be on camera, because that was an epic, freaking hit.

Speaker 2:
I saw that out of the corner of my eye. He's going to need the net.

John Carroll:
That's on this month's Monster Bass buzz bait. Look at that toad.

Speaker 2:
Oh, nice.

John Carroll:
Yup, it is on. Look at that, guys. Let's get a weight on him.

Speaker 2:
Yeah.

John Carroll:
Three eleven.

Speaker 2:
Three eleven was an inside job.

Speaker 2:
(singing).

Speaker 2:
Bodes well for your video.

John Carroll:
It does. Hopefully I got that freaking blow-up on video because that was epic. I mean, he came completely out of the water to hit that.

John Carroll:
All right, guys. Thank you very much for watching. Again, if you're new to the channel, go and hit the subscribe button right down there, along with the bell notification button, in case you guys didn't do that earlier. Again, my name is John from Mongo Fishing. My channel will be linked down in the description, below. I'd be honored if you came over there and checked my channel out, also. Thank you guys very much for watching. If you enjoyed the video, please give it a thumbs up. Drop a comment below. Feel free to ask any questions. And as always, guys, get out on the water, be safe, and go stick some lips.


John Carroll:
This is the Xcite Bait's Pro Series Buzzfire that came in the August, 2020 Monster Bass Topwater Takeover box. Now, if you're new to using buzz baits, they are super simple to use. There are a few things you can do to make it a little better. First thing you want to do with any buzz bait that has a metal blade, because not all buzz baits have metal blades, is crimp that little rivet


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Buzzbait Fishing TIPS For TOPWATER Bass Fishing

Buzzbait Fishing TIPS For TOPWATER Bass Fishing

Nov 08, 2020 Fishing Tips

Check out @Mongo Fishing's tips to land more fish on a buzzbait! Buzzbait fishing can be one of the most fun and effective topwater fishing methods out there. Take these bass fishing tips out on the water this week!

To get yourself a box before they sell out, CLICK HERE and use code SAVE10, to get $10 off!

Click here to subscribe to our channel for Pro tips and Bait breakdowns on a monthly basis.

#MONSTERBASS #thebetterbox #mongofishing #topwaterfishing #buzzbaitfishing

Video Transcript:

John Carroll:
Hey, what's up, guys? John from Mongo Fishing. Today, I'm on the Monster Bass channel. And I want to talk to you guys about buzz baits, the Xcite Bait's Pro Series Buzzfire, to be specific. But before I get into that, go ahead and hit the subscribe button right down there, along with the bell notification button, so you guys get notified every single time Monster Bass comes out with another video. My channel will be linked down in the description, below. I'd be honored if you came over there and checked me out, also, but let's get into this.
right there. Crimp it in place. And what I mean by that is grab yourself a pair of pliers and just crimp it in place so that little thing does not spin. If you have a metal blade, like this Pro Series Buzzfire does, you want this metal blade rubbing on that little rivet. And eventually, it'll get a squeaky sound. Buzz baits get better with age, and the longer you throw them, the more you use them, the squeakier they get. And that just seems to attract more bass.

John Carroll:
Now, when I'm throwing a buzz bait, I like to add a trailer. So this is a Stanley Ribbit Frog that came out of my August, 2020 box, also. And all you do is just thread this right on here, just like you would a jig trailer or anything like that. Just thread it right on up. Push it up on there. And now you have a nice chunk of soft plastic on the back of your buzz bait that not only adds bulk to your buzz bait, so it gives it a larger profile on the water, but it also makes it feel like something to eat, when the bass grab it. See, if you're just running a plain buzz bait, which you can, and you will get bit, the bass grab it. And it feels like a giant chunk of steel and lead, and they let go pretty quick. If you have a trailer on there, whether it's a toad or a swim bait or whatever soft plastic on there, the bass will hold onto it a little longer, allowing you just a little bit longer to get that hook set.

John Carroll:
Another advantage of having a soft plastic on there is this extra flat space, right here, allows you to skip underneath docks and underneath overhangs and stuff like that a little better, if you're somebody who likes to do stuff like that. And if you don't, well, then, don't. But that is another advantage of running a soft plastic trailer on the back.

John Carroll:
Now, trailer hook. Sometimes I'll run a trailer hook on the back of these, also. That really depends on the type of cover that I'm fishing. If I'm fishing stuff that's really snaggy, then, no. I don't run a trailer hook. If I'm running stuff that's relatively open water, like burning down docks or burning down riprap or sea walls or something like that, where there's not a lot of snags, then, yeah, I'll typically run a trailer hook. Not always. Really depends on how I feel and how well the bass are eating it. If they're just doing some tail grabs, then, yeah. Trailer hook. If they're just consuming this thing, no problem, I don't see a point in the trailer hook.

John Carroll:
So, trailer hook or no trailer hook? Totally up to you and situationally dependent. All right. So where do I fish it? I kind of covered that a little bit, a minute ago. I'll burn it down the side of docks, skip it underneath docks, seawalls, riprap, loose vegetation, submerged vegetation, sticks, brush, whatever. Now, as designed, they're relatively snag-less. They will go up over top of the logs and stuff like that, because they're going to be going through the water like this, right? They will occasionally get snagged. Again, that's why I determined if I'm using a trailer hook or not is situationally dependent on where I'm fishing it.

John Carroll:
Also, where I'm fishing determines the type of line I use. If I'm in a snaggy area, I'll probably run braid. If I'm wide open water, then I'll run fluoro. So rod, reel in line. All right. I'm not a big proponent of people buying a specific rod for a specific technique. Okay? So me, personally, I'm six foot six. I throw almost everything I throw on a seven-foot or above. This right here is 7' 1" TP1 Black Lew's. It's their jig rod. It's a medium heavy, fast-action tip. For me, this is what I prefer to throw my buzz baits on. My larger, three-eighths ounce, half ounce stuff like that, I'll throw it on the same rod I throw a swim jig on.

John Carroll:
If I'm going through thick vegetation and snaggy stuff, I'll run it on 50- or 65-pound braid. All right. Depending on where I'm fishing, I may use something like this, a little eighth-ounce dude. If I'm burning this down a seawall or skipping it under the dock or someplace where it's not very snaggy, I'll run that on fluoro. Again, I use braid in areas that are super snaggy, and I use fluoro in areas that aren't. That's just my personal preference. I know a lot of guys will run braid everywhere. Now, I know what you're thinking. Fluoro and top water don't really get along, and fluoro sinks, etc. But buzz baits, for the most part, sink also. You can run fluoro on a buzz bait because the majority of your line is out of the water.

John Carroll:
Unlike a popper or a walking bait, where your line is sitting in the water, the majority of your line is out of the water with a buzz bait. And so the amount that it's going to sink because of your line is negligible. Hardly any of your line is in the water. So that's pretty much a moot point with buzz baits.

John Carroll:
All right. Eventually, you're going to catch a big 'un. And he's just going to just crush this thing, bend it all out of whack, and it's not going to run right. All you have to do to get this thing running right is line it up and bend things back into position, again. Every buzz bait, it's just a matter of time before a big 'un just destroys it, the way that it looks. And it no longer looks like it came from the factory. Just bend things back in place, the way they were. Line them up. Make sure everything's nice and straight, and it'll work again.

John Carroll:
And that's that, guy. So here's the little catch I did right here on this same lake. So, enjoy.

Speaker 2:
[inaudible 00:06:32], what? Oh, geez, man.

John Carroll:
Oh, man, please let that be on camera, because that was an epic, freaking hit.

Speaker 2:
I saw that out of the corner of my eye. He's going to need the net.

John Carroll:
That's on this month's Monster Bass buzz bait. Look at that toad.

Speaker 2:
Oh, nice.

John Carroll:
Yup, it is on. Look at that, guys. Let's get a weight on him.

Speaker 2:
Yeah.

John Carroll:
Three eleven.

Speaker 2:
Three eleven was an inside job.

Speaker 2:
(singing).

Speaker 2:
Bodes well for your video.

John Carroll:
It does. Hopefully I got that freaking blow-up on video because that was epic. I mean, he came completely out of the water to hit that.

John Carroll:
All right, guys. Thank you very much for watching. Again, if you're new to the channel, go and hit the subscribe button right down there, along with the bell notification button, in case you guys didn't do that earlier. Again, my name is John from Mongo Fishing. My channel will be linked down in the description, below. I'd be honored if you came over there and checked my channel out, also. Thank you guys very much for watching. If you enjoyed the video, please give it a thumbs up. Drop a comment below. Feel free to ask any questions. And as always, guys, get out on the water, be safe, and go stick some lips.


John Carroll:
This is the Xcite Bait's Pro Series Buzzfire that came in the August, 2020 Monster Bass Topwater Takeover box. Now, if you're new to using buzz baits, they are super simple to use. There are a few things you can do to make it a little better. First thing you want to do with any buzz bait that has a metal blade, because not all buzz baits have metal blades, is crimp that little rivet

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