Blade Bait Tricks For Early Spring Bass

The blade is traditionally a cold water presentation but its effectiveness doesn’t stop there! Keep the blade on deck in Early Spring and you might be surprised how the bass react. In this video Matt shows his favorite blade baits, what each is for, and how to modify them to get the best hook up ratio.

Blade baits come in all shapes and sizes. From the original Silver Buddy to modern offerings like the Damiki Vault, there is always a bait to fit your need. Color schemes have come a long way as well which has extended the blades effectiveness in late Winter and early Spring.

With any blade bait its imperative to upgrade the hardware and carefully select your gear in order to maximize your hook up to land ratio. These baits are inherently heavy and are easily thrown by wary bass if care isn’t taken to prevent it. Below is a breakdown of the baits, equipment, and hook upgrades that we use with our blades.

The Blade Baits…

-Damiki Vault: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2

-Silver Buddy: http://bit.ly/2AcTelj

-Molix Trago Vib: http://bit.ly/2Q5X4jf

-Khan Baits Vibrato: http://bit.ly/2RNNL8O

-Damiki Vortex: http://bit.ly/2BqKoyW

-Sebile Vibrato: http://bit.ly/2rlZmDW

Best Colors… Silver, Gold, Shad

Hook and Hardware Upgrades…

(Size 4 for 1/2 oz or heavier blades, Size 6 on smaller blades)

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Light Wire): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

-Owner ST-36 Stinger Treble (Medium Wire): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Owner ST-56 Treble (Heavy Wire): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 2 or 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Matt’s Preferred Combo…

Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget-Friendly Combo…

Rod- Dobyns Colt 705CB: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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