The spinnerbait is one of the most recognizable and widely used lures in all of bass fishing. The reason is simple – you can cast, reel and catch. However, this is just the starting point of unlocking the bait’s full potential.
Professional bass angler Terry Bolton believes retrieve speed experimentation is the most important aspect of successful spinnerbait fishing. They can be fished fast and high in the water column, slow and deep, and anywhere in between. This makes spinnerbaits a year-round player in a range of environments and fish moods, but you need to be dialed on the right retrieve speed to cash in. Terry also shares some color preferences guidelines based on water clarity and sun conditions. Lastly, he shares a tip on tuning spinnerbaits that you need to pay attention to after each catch.