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  • Dog Days Double Bladed Buzz Baits

    Bass fishing is slow in August, and it is hard to get a bite. This is why Randy Childers likes to entice the fish with a double bladed buzz bait for the dog days.

    Childers who is not only the manager of Lake Hartwell Marine in Anderson, but he is also a Walmart BFL angler who is currently in second place in the Savannah River Division standings.

    “The bass are generally not aggressive this time of year,” Childers said. That is why he likes to throw a white, 3/8 ounce, double bladed buzz bait. “The key is working the bait slow and that is why ‘slow rolling’ will produce a reaction strike.”

    Childers will fish a double bladed buzz bait back in the main lake pockets around shaded docks and laydowns. Also Childers says that it may take multiple casts to get a reaction strike.

    When throwing a double bladed buzz bait, Childers prefers a 7-foot medium heavy rod for open water and a 6.6-foot rod for around cover. He uses a medium retrieve reel with 20 pound mono line to keep the lure on the water longer.

    So for the dog days of summer, give a double bladed buzz bait a try to fill your livewell.

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
    Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley