Bassdozer's Compact Style N Spinnerbaits for
by Russ Bassdozer
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Bassdozer's Compact Style N Spinnerbaits for Smallmouth Bass
Spinnerbaits for smallies may need to be a little different
then typical largemouth spinnerbaits at times. A little shorter
arms, a little smaller blades, a little smaller profile. A little
more compact across all proportions of the total spinnerbait
There are a couple of reasons in mind why smallmouth
spinnerbaits may be different than largemouth blades - meaning
smaller, more compact and concentrated for smallmouth. A lot has
to do with the relatively clearer, open water, the relatively
cover-free structure of deeper rocky ledges and points where
smallies can be found. Those kinds of conditions require a more
"finesse" spinnerbait. A bigger spinnerbait may look
too clumsy and contrived in those clearer, more open water
conditions - especially when it is sunny, not too windy and
relatively calm water conditions.
So it is not so much largemouth versus smallmouth (it is
partially that) but it is mainly this - different conditions
require different spinnerbaits.
Largemouth in thick weeds in stained water for example, a
normal size spinnerbait will get noticed more in those
conditions. A "finesse" spinnerbait would get lost and
be harder to find and locate in thick cover.
Then the largemouth has that huge bucket mouth. I've not
officially measured it, but a three-pound largemouth's maw may
fit a bigger meal than a five-pound smallmouth. So mouth size
There are some color differences too. No one knows why
smallies relish chartreuse so much more than largemouth or
spotted bass do, but it's true. All three bass species go for
chartreuse, by smallies go overboard for it!
And in open, deep, clear water, smallies are chasers. So
burning a Willow spinnerbait with downsized blades works great.
In comparison, largemouth can't chase as easily in shallow,
dirty water thick with cover - so a bigger-bladed, hard-thumping
slow-moving Colorado may get favored more there.
In clear water, a semi-translucent, see-through kind of skirt
may be best some days - for smallies - due to the water clarity.
In stained to dark water, solid, non-translucent color skirts
- ranging from snow white to jet black may be best - for
largemouth - due to the darker water color.
Those are just a few quick reasons that come to mind that make
the spinnerbaits shown here special for smallmouth especially.
Under the "smallmouth" conditions described above,
try these for largemouth and spotted bass also. It's not so much
the different bass species, but the different fishing conditions
that may make these spinnerbaits productive. Please enjoy!
3/8 oz Spinnerbait ~ Style N ~ Chartreuse Shad ~ Thin Cut Skirt
Both sides of both blades are painted white pearl on the white
pearl spinnerbait below.
3/8 oz Spinnerbait ~ Style N ~ White Pearl ~ Thin Cut Skirt
3/8 oz Spinnerbait ~ Style N ~ Smallie Special ~ Thin Cut Skirt
On the spinnerbait above and below, outside of blades are
painted. Inside of blades are unpainted nickel-plated. So you get
color and flash in the same blade.
3/8 oz Spinnerbait ~ Style N ~ Triple Chartreuse ~ Thin Cut Skirt