Like many of the best finesse bass fishing techniques (think Neko and drop shop), spybaiting originated in Japan around Lake Biwa. It’s now a widely adopted tactic among enthusiast bass circles in the United States for its ability to trigger heavily pressured bass in clear water.
Wired2Fish Kyle Peterson demonstrates the power of spybaiting smallmouth bass on a pressured clear water fishery. Like jerkbaits and crankbaits, spybaiting is a horizontal tactic. As such, Kyle emphasizes the importance of making long casts parallel to key structure and cover. Doing so keeps the bait in the specific depth zone fish are holding and provides trailing bass more time to commit to the presentation.
- SPRO Spin John 80
- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS Spinning Rod, 7’6″ ML Feider
- Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel (TALT3000-CXH)
- Seaguar Smackdown Flash Green Braided Line, 10lb
- Seaguar Tatsu Fluorocarbon Line, 8lb:
- Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv
- Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor, 36 V
- Frabill Clear Rubber Conservation Net
- Lund Boats 1875 Pro-V Bass Boat
- Mercury 200hp V-6 FourStroke Outboard
- Mercury Elements Cap Grey/Black