Growing up in SoCal and then living in Florida and Texas. The spinner bait was always tied on. Now I see more and more swim jigs being used instead. Are we to blow taps for the spinner bait or is it still a very useful tool in our arsenal?
Kevin, my experience with spinnerbaits here in WA has been spectacular – especially during the spawn on Lake WA. I think wind conditions, water clarity and cover also play into whether or not to use a chatterbait or a spinnerbait. That has been my experience over the last few years anyway. I just got a bunch of Strike King Tour grades in my standard white variations. I will also occasionally use black but that is it for me. Always use a trailer and chunk and wind to find the active ones.
Spinnerbaits are deadly it hasn’t been replaced by the swim jig at all there are times the fish snub their noses at the swim jig ( happens often) or vice versa, they are great complimentary pieces like peanut butter and jelly!
Spinnerbaits have been my #1 bait for years. Last couple years the swimjig is gaining on it and now I always have them next to each other on the deck of my boat and throw both until the fish tell me something.