Tips For When To Use Trailers With Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits

To use or not to use... that's a fair question.  I hear this all the time.  When should I use a trailer on a spinnerbait? Or should I ever? I was unsure myself on whether I actually needed to attach a trailer to my spinnerbaits or buzzbaits. Below, are a few tricks and tactics that have worked for me!


Spinnerbaits

Naked spinnerbaits without a trailer are my go-to clear water bass slayer. I prefer the smaller profile in clear water, because it may convince a startled bass to eat. If I plan to fish the spinnerbait in a shallower wake, I may add a small grub or chunk trailer to add a bit of girth to the presentation, as well as buoyancy. It also has the added benefit of allowing the bait to fished slower than without the trailer, and while maintaining the same depth. When choosing a trailer for a spinnerbait, I like to match the hard bait. With regards to profile, different trailers create different actions. I tend to select trailers with some bulk, but little action. That way, I won’t overpower the spinnerbait or cause any problems with the way it runs. 


Buzzbaits 

Buzzbaits are a great option that work in similar situations as spinnerbaits. However, I often opt for larger, fuller-bodied trailers like creature baits or toads. I’ve also been known to attach a full-bodied swimbait when I’m feeling “dangerous”. This often enhances the action on big buzzbaits. Be sure to match the size and color of the bait to the trailer to ensure a better action and presentation. 


The mystery of trailers plagues anglers every season. The best way to test what works for you in your body of water, is to experiment with different baits and trailers. A handful of inexpensive trailer bodies in multiple profiles makes for a fun afternoon when fishing a spinnerbait or buzzbait. 

Comment down below and give me your thoughts on this topic.


1 comment


  • LunkersTV

    interesting article. i would have thought maybe some late season chatterbaits would have made the list. maybe even our bandito bug. but what do i know.


Leave a comment


Tips For When To Use Trailers With Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits

Tips For When To Use Trailers With Spinnerbaits & Buzzbaits

Sep 10, 2019 1 Comments Fishing Tips

To use or not to use... that's a fair question.  I hear this all the time.  When should I use a trailer on a spinnerbait? Or should I ever? I was unsure myself on whether I actually needed to attach a trailer to my spinnerbaits or buzzbaits. Below, are a few tricks and tactics that have worked for me!


Spinnerbaits

Naked spinnerbaits without a trailer are my go-to clear water bass slayer. I prefer the smaller profile in clear water, because it may convince a startled bass to eat. If I plan to fish the spinnerbait in a shallower wake, I may add a small grub or chunk trailer to add a bit of girth to the presentation, as well as buoyancy. It also has the added benefit of allowing the bait to fished slower than without the trailer, and while maintaining the same depth. When choosing a trailer for a spinnerbait, I like to match the hard bait. With regards to profile, different trailers create different actions. I tend to select trailers with some bulk, but little action. That way, I won’t overpower the spinnerbait or cause any problems with the way it runs. 


Buzzbaits 

Buzzbaits are a great option that work in similar situations as spinnerbaits. However, I often opt for larger, fuller-bodied trailers like creature baits or toads. I’ve also been known to attach a full-bodied swimbait when I’m feeling “dangerous”. This often enhances the action on big buzzbaits. Be sure to match the size and color of the bait to the trailer to ensure a better action and presentation. 


The mystery of trailers plagues anglers every season. The best way to test what works for you in your body of water, is to experiment with different baits and trailers. A handful of inexpensive trailer bodies in multiple profiles makes for a fun afternoon when fishing a spinnerbait or buzzbait. 

Comment down below and give me your thoughts on this topic.

You may also like

Storing Soft Plastic Fishing Lures (EASY Tip)

Storing Soft Plastic Fishing Lures (EASY Tip)

Best Bass Baits of 2019 (MUST HAVE for 2020)

Best Bass Baits of 2019 (MUST HAVE for 2020)

How to Fish a Chatterbait (Tips and Tricks for Bigger Bass)

How to Fish a Chatterbait (Tips and Tricks for Bigger Bass)

How to Setup a Baitcasting Reel

How to Setup a Baitcasting Reel

3 Underrated Bass Baits to Catch Winter Fish

3 Underrated Bass Baits to Catch Winter Fish

Previous boxes

January 2020 - Strike King Takeover

January 2020 - Strike King Takeover

November 2019 - Western Region

November 2019 - Western Region

October 2019 - Southern Region

October 2019 - Southern Region

ben nowak and the monsterbass bass fishing subscription box

September 2019 - Midwest Region

November 2019 Southern Region Unboxing

November 2019 Southern Region Unboxing

Comments

LunkersTV

interesting article. i would have thought maybe some late season chatterbaits would have made the list. maybe even our bandito bug. but what do i know.