Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
pascooter94

buzz baits

Recommended Posts

I made some today but need some blades and seen that they have painted blades, but is it worth putting them on or just put the plane ones on?

can the fish see the blades or is it just cathing my eye?

thanks for your imput.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what do you mean by plain? Plain metal? Plastic? Clear?

I personally don't think blade color matters a whole lot, unless you want some contrast with the body. But I'm sure there are people that think it's very important, so I guess that is up to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with many here, in that color for topwaters isn't all that important. I think your bigger issue will be sound. A colored blade is either plastic or painted, and will have a different sound. I do think that sound will affect how well the fish bite.. I'm kind of boring when it comes to buzzbaits.. Anycolor will work as long as its white or chartruce or a combination of the two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of the blades are anodized or a dyed color, yet maintain the sound of the regular metal blades. Just another option if you like to have colored blades. I like the brass colored blades myself, but also use the silver blades. A neat trick to add some sound to your blades is to drill some holes through them to leave a bubble trail and give a little different vibration in the water. A sharpie or two in the boat can quickly add some color to the blades as well if you feel it is important.

Like Dietz said, the color doesn't matter as long as it's black or white for me though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I prefer a double bladed buzz bait for the simple fact that they make lots of noise. I have found certain single blade buzz baits to kinda get a "torque steer" during the retrieve because the blade wasn't quite the right size. Double blades help alleviate that problem if they spin in opposite directions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use only the booyah buzzbaits. Theyre TOUGH, and the clacking noise outfishes other buzzbaits side by side. I tried the double ones and I hate em, plus they cast like #2 in a wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with you Sled. I throw a buzz a lot. I usually will attach a trailer hook to increase hook ups and nab those short strikes. I usually use white or charcuse as well and have used black in stained water as well as evening on clear lakes. The dark or black provides a strong visual profile / siluette coupled with the loud clacking of the boyah clacker on the blade. I pretty much always have one of my bait casters tied up with one on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just bought a couple of Strike King Kevin VanDam Tournament Buzzbaits. I got colors #43 Bluegill, and #03 Chartreuse White. I love Strike King Buzzbaits and Spinnerbaits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • I was sleeping in the topper of my truck two weeks ago and it was *thump....... thump........thumpity thumpity* all night long.  Maybe it's the yearlings just figuring stuff out and finding themselves? Young males thinking they are all that?
    • This looks promising.  Usually have the little guys but a little more age in these two. 
    • I’ve heard drumming deep into the summer when I was out trout fishing. I thought that was a little odd. It’s one of the nicest sounds to come out of the woods though, so if they do it year round, I’ll take it!
    • Fall colors are now peaking in far northwestern Wisconsin and throughout the central part of the state including the Door County area, according to the Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report. Fall colors are now past peak in about a dozen north central counties and leaves are dropping rapidlyFall colors are now peaking in Door County. Photo from Oct. 19 from atop "Old Baldy" sand dune at Whtiefish Dunes State Park.Photo Credit: DNRMuch needed rain in the last week finally spurred on the fall Lake Michigan tributary salmon runs. The chinook spawn is going strong, with a variety of baits and methods seeing success. The chinook spawn is in full swing along Door County with salmon spotted in most marinas and in many area creeks. In the Kewaunee harbor, salmon can be seen jumping regularly and have been stacking up in corners in force and numbers, and anglers are having success with both spoons and crankbaits. Fish have been so thick at times that anglers have foul-hooked more than they have had strike. The salmon spawn is also in full force in the East and West Twin, Manitowoc, Branch and Ahnapee rivers. Chinook salmon are the most common catch but a few coho are also being caught. In southern tributaries, those fishing the Sheboygan River reported most of the success from chinook and coho salmon along with a few brown trout. At Sauk Creek a few chinook were landed on flies and spoons. On the Root River were chinook the majority of anglers targeting and seeing success upstream of the steelhead facility and fishing with egg flies. .
    • $2,750 it's in darn good condition as well.
    • How much for the old one?
    • Im from N.D. and guided for many yrs from Sask to Texas. And why anyone would go to N.D and hunt  waterfowl is a mystery to me. Canada has the best waterfowl hunting  I have ever seen. You only have to drive  500 miles more. There is no posted land and no hunters. Its a waterfowlers dream.   We averaged 69 Geese a day for 15 yrs plus I never counted the  Ducks  in the decoys in the mornings. In the evening clients would sit at a slough and shoot ducks while I found a field to hunt geese in the next morning.   Pretty good chance you would shoot more bird in one day than in N.D. in a week.
    • Fish thanks for the heads up, We have it planned for next week so at least I'll Miss the MEA weekend yahoos.
    • any rub on it??   I got to try this!!
    • Picked up a new to me sled with only a 122 miles on it!  It's the same sled I already have Arctic Cat Panther 570 fan, which I will only use since I ice fish more then trail ride. Things in perfect shape the guy used it like 4 times with his family and has 120 compression on both sides and is Mint!  Not as pretty as the old Black and red one which has 3165 miles on it but just to nice to pass up. Old ones going on C/list now. 
  • Our Sponsors