Category Archives: Lure Modifications

Tricks to Make Your Buzzbaits Catch More Fish

Tricks to Make Your Buzzbaits Catch More Fish

Tricks to Make Your Buzzbaits Catch More FishWant to learn some Tricks to Make Your Buzzbaits Catch More Fish?

Buzzbaits are one of the most exciting lures used to catch bass. And when the buzzbait bite is hot, some of the biggest bass in the lake can be caught by chunking a buzzbait.

But, no matter what kind of buzzbait you throw, whether you made it yourself or bought it in a retail package, there are always ways to make them catch more fish. Today we’re going to show you some of the best tips and tricks to make this happen.

First, did you realize that buzzbaits should be broken in before you use them? Absolutely! This is pretty easy to do, a couple of different ways. The first way is to simply hold the buzzbait out the window as you drive to the lake. This isn’t the safest way to do it, since it takes your attention off of your driving.

The best way to do it, without worrying about getting distracted, is to use a plastic tie wrap to attach the buzzbait to your car or truck antenna and then leave it there while you drive. This lets the blade spin in the wind, wearing the blade and rivet in and causing them to squeak loudly on the retrieve.

One of the easiest tricks to make your buzzbaits catch more fish is to use a good pair of pliers to squeeze the rivet and crimp it down on the top wire shaft. Slide the rivet all the way to the back end of the wire and crimp it down as tightly as you can.

Now, with that rivet stationary, there will be plenty of friction between the rivet and the buzzbait blade. This will create a squeaking noise that will attract more fish and trigger more strikes! And the more you use your buzzbait, the louder that squeak will get 🙂

These are just a couple of the easiest tricks to make your buzzbaits catch more fish. There are a few more in the video below, so be sure to give it a watch.

And the next time you make new buzzbaits, or even if you buy a new one, be sure to use these great modifications to squeeze more bites out of your buzzbait and put more fish in your boat!

Enjoy the video.

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Make Bass Jigs That Catch More Fish

Make Bass Jigs That Catch More Fish

Make bass jigs that catch more fishToday’s blog post will share tips to help you make bass jigs that catch more fish.

It’s no secret that jigs are a proven big bass catcher. They just plain work!

But, as with any other lure, certain modifications or tweaks can make them work even better than they do right out of the package. So today we’ll show you some of those tips so you can make your own jigs work better, or modify jigs that you’ve made or bought in the past to catch more fish.

Keep in mind that conditions on any lake can change daily, or even from hour to hour, so what works today might not even get a bite tomorrow. But having a good selection of jigs in varying colors, sizes and styles can help you overcome those times when the bite slows down.

So what does it take to make bass jigs that catch more fish?

Really, it only takes a handful of your homemade bass jigs and a few very basic tools. First, you’ll need some freshly made bass jigs. If you haven’t started making your own jigs yet, then grab some new ones that you bought.

Thinning Shears for Trimming Your Jig SkirtNext, you’ll need a good pair of scissors. They don’t have to be expensive. They just need to be nice and sharp! You’ll also need a pair of cheap thinning shears. These are like the ones that are used to thin a person’s hair at the barber shop or salon. These can be bought inexpensively at your local department store, usually in the health and beauty section.

Once you have those items, you’re ready to start tweaking your jigs!

Let’s make it clear that there are many ways you can modify your jigs. You don’t necessarily have to follow anyone’s recommendations. You can definitely think outside the box with this. The tips in the video below, though, are offered by someone who has proven them during their own fishing trips, over many years. They work for him. So it’s pretty likely they will work for you, too.

Buzz cut finesse skirtAnother thing to keep in mind is that you can also purchase skirts that are semi-tailored or tweaked already. The finesse jig that was created in the video can also be made by using a skirt that’s already cut the very same way right from the factory.

Using these skirts will save you a ton of trial and error. It will also eliminate the possibility of you accidentally destroying any of your good jig skirts while you try to learn to trim them yourself.

On the other hand, though, if you learn to make your own skirt modifications, the sky is the limit when it comes to the number of different ways you can customize your jigs.

It’s entirely up to you! But no matter which you choose, you’ll be well on your way to catching more fish on your jigs. And there’s never anything wrong with that 🙂

Items used for this project:

Buzz Cut Skirts
Silicone Skirts
Finished Bass Jigs
Finished Finesse Jigs

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Spinnerbait and Buzzbait Mods to Catch More Fish

Spinnerbait and Buzzbait Mods to Catch More Fish

Spinnerbait and Buzzbait Mods to Catch More FishIt’s no secret that spinnerbaits and buzzbaits catch a ton of fish. Even cheap retail baits right out of the package can work really well.

The problem, though, is that everybody and their brother throw spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. This makes them very recognizable to the fish you’re trying to catch.

Picture this: You hit the local tackle shop or major retailer and buy yourself a handful of new lures.

While you’re there making your purchase, a half dozen other anglers are doing the same thing. They might not be there in the store when you are, but they will be at some point. And guess what. They’re buying the same exact lures you’re buying. And they’re throwing them on the same lake as you, targeting the same fish as you.

That’s a recipe for some tough fishing days, with everyone using the same lures.

So what can you do to fix this problem? It’s simple! Make your lure look and act differently than the rest of them. It’s not hard to do and it doesn’t cost much, either. Stick with us here and keep reading. By the time you’re finished, you have learned some spinnerbait and buzzbait mods to catch more fish 🙂

So what can you to change the look of your spinnerbait, buzzbait or bladed jig? Well, the style of these baits is pretty much the same, no matter who makes them. It’s just part of their inherent design.

But the overall look of a bait can be changed drastically with a little tweaking and experimentation. This is where our little tips and tricks come in.

Take a look at the blades on your spinnerbait, buzzbait or bladed jig. For the most part, they’re usually pretty ordinary. Like we said, they all tend to look the same, no matter who makes them. Right?

Well, here’s where you can set yours apart and make them stand out in the crowd.

Show Stopper Willow Blade StickersThere are some pretty inexpensive products available that can turn your spinnerbait, buzzbait or bladed jig into a fish-catching machine, even on pressured lakes. And they only take a minute or two to install on your lures. And your lure is transformed instantly into a new one, with a completely different look.

OK… no more teasing you! Here’s the “secret sauce”, so to speak. It’s called lure tape.

What’s lure tape? It’s self-adhesive tape that has various types of reflective patterns on it. It excels at giving your bladed baits a new look, to set them apart from the crowd and give them new appeal. And it does that without having to buy another new lure.

Holographic Blade StickersLure tape can also be used to breathe new life into an old lure when the blades have become old and dull. Blades that are worn and don’t flash much anymore won’t attract as many fish. Lure tape is a great way to fix that too.

Another advantage with lure tape is that you can instantly change the appearance of a lure temporarily, based on conditions you happen to encounter on the water.

When conditions change, or if you hit another body of water, remove the sticker and revert right back to the look that the lure had prior to using the lure tape.

Lure tape can be bought in a myriad of colors. It can also be bought in pre-cut shapes, for specific blade shapes and sizes, or you can buy a roll of it and cut it to fit whatever you need it to fit! You can even buy a lure sticker assortment that has a bunch of different colors, sizes and shapes already cut for you. You just peel and stick them on.

You can also buy it in rolls of a specific color. This allows you to cut it at whatever length you need and then shape it to the lure you want to change the look of.

Oh, and don’t be mistaken and think that this will only work for blades on spinnerbaits. It can be used on crankbaits, bladed jigs, buzzbait blades and other lures too. Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to spinnerbait and buzzbaits mods to catch more fish.

So check out the video below. It will give you some cool ideas as to how lure stickers can be used to spruce up a lure or change the look of it completely. Enjoy!

Items used for this project:

Prism Tape Rolls
Blade Stickers
Dancer Jig Blade Stickers
Holographic Lure Stickers
Sonar Bait Stickers
Holographic Disco Tape

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