Out on the lake hunting for lunker bass
on a hot muggy summer morning or evening,
what bait comes to mind? Well, the forgotten about by amateurs and pro's
a like, the buzz
bait which is sometimes referred to as a lunker lure.
It is pretty easy to fish chunk and wind in the right place and it will
make the sleepiest of
bass wake up and charge. People will always argue why the bass crush the
Some think that they want to eat it, some believe it makes them mad and
want to kill it. I
tend to think that it makes them mad because they definitely hit it with
There is nothing much more exciting in fishing then seeing a 7 lb lunker
bass explode on
a buzz bait. It will defiantly get your adrenaline pumping. It can happen
on lake Livingston in the summer months!
Before you head out on the lake with your lunker lure tied on, be sure
to add a trailer
hook to it. Just as it is exciting to see a lunker blow up on a buzz bait
its is heartbreaking to
see it miss it because you do not have a trailer hook . Even with a trailer
hook they will
sometimes miss it or knock it our of the water.
The most productive way to fish it is to cast it out, hold your rod tip
high and reel it just fast enough to keep it on top of the water. You
will want to make slight jerks with your rod on the retrieve to make erratic
action and slight burst of water. The buzz bait is weedless and will hardly
ever get hung up.
It is very important to fish the buzz bait over and
around cover such as logs, brush piles and boat docks.
The more logs and other such covers, you can run the buzz bait into, the
successful you will be. You can cast it past an object and steer it to
the target by moving
your rod tip. After, it hits the log, hold on because this erratic movement
triggers the "bass
How long should you fish the buzz bait in the morning? Let the fish tell
you that. When
the buzz bait is on, it can last all day . Or most of the time it will
die off after an hour or two of light but do not give up to soon.
When the buzz bait has subsided it is time to go cranking and flipping.
The crankbait bite has been strong as of late and that will continue from
now till the fall. The best colors have been white and chartreuse, and
blue and black. Logs and boat docks are the place to go catch them.
or the flipping the plastic worm and lizards have been the best. As for
colors, the best producing are red bug and watermelon colors. The main
lake boat docks
and points are producing good catches and that will continue until the
White bass action remains very strong with surface schooling activity
if your in the right
place at the right time. The best areas of the lake have been from the
190 bridge south to
the dam. Humps and the road beads and around Pine Island have been producing
excellent catches. The bait to use here is the Charlie slab in white and
Keep what you need, RELEASE the rest to find another day.
So always remember before you head out on your next trip to make sure
evaluate the water levels and it's current conditions to plan for a successful
up to the minute water levels and releases. You can visit my website at
www.texasproguide.com and click on lake levels. I also run a professional
service on Lake Livingston and Lake Sam Rayburn. I can meet each and every
from instructional fishing to the tournament level, you can give me call
329-2750. As always, these trip are great ideas for you and you family,
especially the kids.