Best Blade Bait Reel
Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Blade Baits technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.
Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel
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Lake Murray (SC)
Omnia Community Member reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Blade Baits technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Lake Murray. Additional comments from this report: "Bass will be found on the sunny side of shallow docks. Retrieve slowly with occasional pauses."
The Chub King
Delta Reservoir (NY)
The Chub King reported catching Walleye using the Blade Baits technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Delta Reservoir. Additional comments from this report: "We found some active birds and walleye were underneath the schools of little perch. Hopping blades or swimbaits off the bottom and then letting them fall was the key."
Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT Spinning Reel
Oneida Lake (NY)
Matt Shene reported catching Walleye using the Blade Baits technique and Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT Spinning Reel on Oneida Lake . Additional comments from this report: "I drifted along weed edges in 11-15' of water at the beginning of fall. A recent cold front brought the lake surface temperature down from the low 70s to the mid 60s. Perch and other small bait fish are clearly moving into shallower water, pushed by temperatures and heavy winds. Finding weed breaks and slowly jigging i1baits (locally made by Mike Yarema) along those edges produced some nice walleye mixed with the occasional perch. As the water temperature decreases even more fish will be found in these areas."
Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel
Cottonwood Lake (MN)
217 Bassin reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Blade Baits technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Cottonwood Lake. Additional comments from this report: "We stayed in 15-20 feet of water and casted as close to the bank as possible. Ran the chatter bait over grass and down the ledges and it produced healthy big bass as well as multiple 25” pike. "
Chickamauga Lake (TN)
STEVE OUELLETTE reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Blade Baits technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Chickamauga Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Fished a BFL out of Dayton boat ramp. Started the morning on the southern part of the lake hitting creeks primarily focusing on flats near secondary points in 5 to 12 feet of water. Targeting small brush piles and rock veins with the Damiki Vault in a lift and flutter retrieve. Also threw a Stike King tungsten 2 tap in Fire Craw and TN Shad color. Had several short strikes but keepers were difficult to locate. moved to the back of the creeks and targeted clay banks near marina with the Strike King Hybrid Hunter and Damiki vault. Lost one nice fish on the hybrid hunter and had a short fish on the Vault. As the day progressed we changed it up and hit steeper banks that had wood cover and large rock with a 3/8 oz Strike king Structure jig paired with a mini rage craw. Had several bites but the fish were not committing to the jig and would pick it up by the tails of the craw and not take the bait fully, switched to a Big Bite Bait Craw tube in Tilapia color and dressed it up with just a little Chartreuse rigged on a 4/0 Owner Haymaker hook and 3/16 oz Woo Tungsten never chip weight unpegged. With the fish being so pressured I would remove the craw arms from the bait to make it more streamlined. Caught a few short fish doing this near bluff walls in about 12 feet of water. Finished the day fishing flats near secondary points with the Damiki vault and caught several hybrids, White Bass and Drum. With the pressure of having 200 tournament boats, many more boats out practicing for the upcoming ABA tournament it was very hard finding areas that hadn't been fished by multiple boats. Fishing the Vault in the rock veins dulled up my hooks pretty quick so I swapped them out with Owner ST-36 size 4 trebles and swapped the split rings with owner hyper wire size 2. I also swapped the hooks and split rings on my hybrid hunters with STX-38 size 4 trebles and size 3 hyper wire split rings. "
Gibbs Lake (WI)
Metro_Mallard reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Blade Baits technique and Lew's Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel on Gibbs Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Good numbers lake. Lots of small fish with the occasional 2.5lbs fish. Got most of my fish with a silver blade bait with just a slow steady retrieve with the occasional yo-yo. Got a few other fish on a black and blue senko and a few on a fire craw chatter bait. "
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Kenmac reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Blade Baits technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Lake Fork. Additional comments from this report: "Used under spin baits, fishing dock lights. We caught (2) 5 pounders and (8) 3 ad 4 pounders"