WHEN TO SPIN
Scroggins is quick to laud the spinnerbait’s
versatility, but again, today’s tackle bag holds a lot of
great options, of which the wire armed bait is but one.
That being said, he knows there are times when this
bait is simply the best option.
Generally speaking, that means windy conditions.
Very often, the nastiest conditions can yield the
best spinnerbait opportunities, as wind stirring the
shallows pumps up the oxygen levels, confuses
baitfish and puts bass in the food mood.
“When it’s hard to control your boat, think about
picking up a spinnerbait,” Scroggins said. “Cloud cover
is another good thing to have when you’re throwing
a spinnerbait. Fish tend to roam around more and you
can fish the bait faster.”
As Scroggins said, a spinnerbait will certainly
produce fish during pleasant, sunny conditions, as
long as he has some wind to break up the surface.
Similarly, daybreak often brings a shallow spinnerbait
bite in clear water, but a little color in the water always
Blade-friendly scenarios are many, but Scroggins shared a couple of his faves.
SHAD SPAWN: “During May and June,
a spinnerbait is the No. 1 bait- for the shad
spawn,” Scroggins said. “This is an early
morning, low light deal and you usually have
about three hours each morning before the sun gets too hot and the shad down back down. Shad relate to anything hard like marina docks, rip rap and sea walls. They’ll even relate to vegetation like lily pad stems.”
For this scenario, Scroggins throws a ½-ounce Booyah double willow leaf spinnerbait, because he can burn it through the area to entice shad-focused bass. Feeling his bait actually bumping shad tells him he’s in the right area.
Scroggins fishes a double willow leaf Booyah spinnerbait on a 6-foot, 10-inch Duckett White Ice Terry Scroggins signature series rod with a 6.3:1 Lew’s reel and 15-pound Hi-Seas fluorocarbon. This rod’s a
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