What better to wet your topwater bass fishing thirst than a solid buzzbait fishing tip from Gerald “GMAN” Swindle from his home lake of Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Swindle forgoes skirts, trailer hooks, and fancy mass-market buzzbaits for a simple homemade bait sweetened with some modifications and his favorite soft bait trailer. He details the full bait setup and shares his go-to rod, reel, and line combo to catch buzzbait bass throughout the country. If you like laughing and learning, check out GMAN’s YouTube channel.
- Zoom Z Craw Jr.
- Homemade Buzzbait, 3/8-ounce head, 1/2-ounce blade (some good options)
- 13 Fishing Envy Black II Crankbait Casting Rod, 7’4″ Moderate
- Lew’s Tournament Pro LFS Casting Reel, 6.8:1
- Sunline Shooter Fluorocarbon, 18lb