Spybaiting came to the States back in 2013, and it has quietly carved out a niche with tournament anglers, clear water anglers and even trophy bass hunters. Spybaiting calls for using a unique sinking fishing lure like the DUO Realis Spinbait80. It’s a small, narrow lure weighted in a minnow profile with props on either end that has a very subtle attraction to fish.
It’s helped win several national professional bass tournaments, and yet a lot of anglers still don’t understand the unique allure of the Spinbait80.
In this video, you will see that it not only has props spinning on either end that also emit a noticeable high-pitched sound, but the body has a shimmy on both the retrieve and the initial fall that looks very natural and lifelike.
For pressured fish or areas where the water is clear and you already know the bass are there but they are not reacting or maybe even getting spooked by more aggressive presentations, the Spinbait80 really shines. The shimmy and flash, the subtle vibration, the high pitched sound all combine to make this a uniquely effective lure and created it’s own presentation for clear water bass.
We have caught bass on a lot of different fisheries with the spybait technique now and have found times where the Spinbait80 outproduces jerkbaits, topwaters, and swimbaits for clearwater bass. That was the case recently on our fishing opener in Minnesota. It’s definitely eye-opening as an angler, and this video should give you a better insight as to why this lure is so attractive to largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.
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