Gerald Swindle returns to The Bass University to talk about bait that really helped him break into full-time competitive fishing, a buzzbait. A lot has changed since those early years in Gerald's career, and G Man has evolved along with the tackle. This bass fishing class seminar starts off with information about the right rod, reel & line for fishing a buzzbait. Once you've got the basics on tackle, Gerald dives deep into the bait concerning: using a skirt or soft plastic, modifying a buzzbait, getting the right sound out of the blades, skipping the bait, best colors, trailer hooks and more! Finally, Swindle opens up the floor to a number of questions about how to fish a buzzbait for bass.

Gerald Swindle Buzzbait Bass Fishing Class Chapters

  • 0:32 It's a great night to talk about buzzbaits with Gerald Swindle
  • 1:18 Gerald Swindle's history with buzzbaits
  • 2:03 There's one big problem with fishing buzzbaits
  • 3:25 Gerald Swindle's tackle for fishing a buzzbait
  • 6:29 Buzzbait lure designs and various features & components (head design, blades, skirts and soft plastics)
  • 16:04 Seasonal tips and buzzbait tips for specific situations
  • 20:05 Secrets for fishing a buzzbait for bass
  • 24:45 Perfecting buzzbait blade sounds
  • 29:58 Should you only fish this bait in low light situations?
  • 33:09 Gerald Swindle's color choices
  • 34:53 Does G Man change tackle for different baits?
  • 37:24 Skipping a buzzbait
  • 42:42 Why Gerald Swindle takes the time to modify a bait exactly how he likes it
  • 45:17 Why use a specific type of fishing line when fishing a buzzbait?
  • 47:40 Size of Zoom Z Craw and G Man's favorite colors
  • 48:13 Reel setting for skipping baits
  • 50:02 Follow up baits and colors for when bass miss the bait
  • 52:05 Different blade types and do you ever want to change blade materials, fish multiple blades, etc.?
  • 55:03 Boosting weights when you're catching limits but not cashing checks
  • 56:45 Depth of water for fishing buzzbait
  • 58:02 When should you fish a skirted buzzbait, and is it a good co-angler bait?

What Will I Learn From Gerald Swindle In This Video?

  • Gerald Swindle's history with buzzbaits
  • Tackle essentials for fishing a buzzbait (rod, reel, and line)
  • Buzzbait lure designs, features, and components
  • Seasonal and situational tips for fishing a buzzbait
  • Q&A session covering various aspects of buzzbait fishing, including modifications, colors, blade sounds, and specific fishing scenarios

Related Bass Fishing Topics

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