Technique of "Spybaiting" ( the technique of Silent Capture) is an Ultra-Finesse Hard Bait Technique using light line, long
casts and in-line retrieves using a sinking style bait that can be crawled back to the boat.
What is Spybait Fishing?
What is a Spybait Lure?
What is the Fishing
Technique of Spybaiting?
I buy Spybait lures?
is the best time to use the Spybait Technique?
What Gear do you Need for best results?
Where can I buy Spybait lures?
Lucky Craft Screw Pointer
Storm Arashi Spinbait - Black Silver Shad
have been developed for the art of spyfishing.
Realis Spinbait has lures designed exclusively for Spybaiting. The compact yet heavy body harbors a fixed ballast
system made to increase trajectory and improve target orientation and
provide a heavy roll action. Spinbait also
possesses specially designed cupped propellers, which provide more pulsation
at slower revolutions.
This combination emulates the shimmer-effect of
What is Spybait Fishing?
Bass fishing the Clear water of Lake Ouachita often confounds anglers and
forces them to look for new techniques the bass haven't seen before.
So drop down in line size use smaller lures, Make longer casts and learn the Japanese art of Spybaiting.
are Spy Bait Lures?
It is a sinking, suspending hard bait
with 2 small props on either end of the bait that is shaped in a
way that the bait wobbles as it sinks. The props are setup to start spinning
at very slow speeds. The Spinbait Lures used in spybait fishing presents a different look for the fish because of the combination of propellers and sinking nature.
It resemblance a suspending twitch bait or jerkbait but
the technique involves no twitching.
What is the Fishing Technique of Spybaiting?
Make a long cast, count the bait down (the baits are
designed to sink at about a foot a second) to the depth you think te fish
are and then start reeling it slowly in trying to keep the bait in the depth
range you want. What brings the bait up is resistance in the water. The
higher diameter lines will pull the bait up. While too heavy a fluorocarbon
will pull it down where it can get hung.
Just point your rod tip at the
lure and slow reel, trying to avoid contact with the bottom or cover but
keeping it down in the water column where you think the bass are foraging. .
Perfecting the technique requires concentration and steady slow retrieves after the cast.
With that being said work on creating your way to fish it.
What Gear do you Need?
High quality, very responsive rods in the medium-light to medium action
gives you an advantage of keeping big fish pegged on a relatively small lure
with small hooks. The rod flexion and forgiveness keeps hooks from tearing
free. A good setup is a drop shot rod with line no larger than
8-pound-test. Any heavier and the action of the lure is adversely affected.
The high-end spinning reels and casting reels
offer superiority and more precise drags and componentry.
The use of high quality fluorocarbon will give limited elongation, better
sensitivity and better ballast management.
The fluorocarbon works in
unison with lure as guiding ballast.
It helps the small lure keep course.
Light or buoyant lines increase lures variance in travel (which is desired
in some presentations and lures).
is the best time to use the Spybait technique?
technique is effective in the fall as well as in dropping water temps.
Once the fish set up in winter conditions wait for stable winter conditions,
where a week of stable water is present.
The origin of Spybaiting is rumored to have occurred around Lake Biwa
in Japan around 2007/ 2008.
At that time versions of using a lure with
propellers took on names like “pro-bait” and “screw-bait or Bi-hadou (also known as micro-wave)”.
During that time anglers were attaching propellers to many
different lures: swimbaits, jerkbait-bodied lures, even jig-heads.
Spybaiting appeals to larger fish in how
subtle and natural it looks. Big fish are generally less
aggressive and tend to feed with a defensive behavior. The
Spybait spinbaits lures are very subtle, so they don't spook big fish.
Every aspect of the action, from the fall to the retrieve,
was designed to mimic baitfish as closely as possible, from
fleeing to rest.