Vibration Baits “The Lover”
Courtesy of Bass University
Vibration Baits (The Lover)
- A relatively new style of lure. It fits somewhere between a spinnerbait, a crankbait and a jig!
- The name Lover!
- Extremely snag free
- Tremendous amount of wobble and vibration
- Great Imitator of forage
When and Where to Throw The Lover
- Like a jig and spinnerbait, its one of the most versatile lures you can throw in different conditions
- All Seasons – winter (cold water), spring, summer (hot water), and fall!
- All Water Clarity’s – great in clear, stained, or muddy (dirty).
- All Types Of Cover – wood, rock, grass, anything!
- Imitates All Forage – bait, panfish species, crustations and crawfish
Techniques For Fishing The Lover!
- Steady Retrieve – stained water and active bass
- Burn – Great for clearer water and schooling bass. This is where I love to use the treble hook version!
- Slow Roll – cold water and dirty water
- Drag and Pull – great for cold water and deep water (ledges).
- Feather – keeps the bait in the strike zone longer
- No matter what technique you choose, always make the Lover change direction. You can do this by:
- Hitting/deflecting off of cover
- Using the Rod and Reel
- Using Your Body
Picking Lover Trailers
- I like to select my Lover trailers based on two three factors:
- My Favorite Types Include:
- Natural Action – Chunks and Flukes
- Moderate Action – Devils Spear, Swim Baits and Craws
- Heavy Action – both single and double tail grubs
- Rod – I use the exact same criteria as my spinnerbait rods. 6’6” – 7’4” medium action rods with the 7’ being my favorite! Slight delay (60/40)!
- Reel – Again the same criteria as a spinnerbait. Choose the reel based on the technique. 6.4:1 to 7.9:1 with the 7.0 being my favorite.
- Line – Once again same criteria as line for a spinnerbait. 75% of the time I’m using flora (12-20) and 25% of the time braid or mono (40-50 lb. braid and 14-20 lb. mono).