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Master the Spinnerbait to Catch More Bass

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn discusses spinnerbaits from top to bottom in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight.

Spinnerbaits have been around the bass-fishing world for decades for a simple reason — they catch bass.

But many bass anglers think spinnerbaits are only for fishing shallow in tight cover and through the weeds.

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn, host of Game & Fish’s Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight video tips series, says with so many styles and sizes, spinnerbaits can catch bass from the top to the bottom in the water column -- from deep water to skinny water.

In Episode 7 (“Spinnerbaits from Top to Bottom”), Kuhn tells you how a spinnerbait works in catching bass, as well as the difference between Colorado and willow spinnerbait blades, and when, where and how you should use the lure.


Learn more about spinnerbait fishing for bass in the video above.


Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight is a 13-episode video series on gameandfishmag.com that focusses on the best baits for bass fishing. Join Game & Fish’s Dr. Todd A. Kuhn every Tuesday this spring as he goes deep into how bass lures work, what bass find irresistible in them, and how you catch more on your next trip.

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Upcoming videos in this series

Episode 1: Soft Plastics, Flukes, Worms and Lizards

Episode 2: Soft Plastics — Tubes & Creature Baits


Episode 3: Rigging Soft Plastics — Texas & Carolina Rigs

Episode 4: Rigging Soft Plastics — Jig Heads

Episode 5: Rigging Soft Plastics — Swimbaits


Episode 6: Selecting the Right Soft-Plastic Hook

Episode 7: Spinnerbaits from Top to Bottom, Live March 24

Episode 8: Technical Topwater, Live March 31

Episode 9: Choosing the Right Bass Rod, Live April 7

Episode 10: All About Lines, Live April 14

Episode 11: Baitcasting Vs. Spinning, Live April 21

Episode 12: Find More Fish with Search Baits, April 28

Episode 13: Weighting Your Bait, May 5 

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