Buzzbait Setup (Rod/Reel/Line) - Patrick Walters

Mon, July 19, 2021

Buzz baits are a favorite topwater bait of Patrick Walters. He loves throwing them through the thickest cover and getting the biggest bites from them. With his trusty 7'4" rod, straight braided line, and fast gear ratio reel, he knows exactly what will get the job done to catch big bass with buzz baits!

Patrick's Line Choice

Patrick has seen the most success with straight braid when fishing buzzbaits. He believes that it's increased his landing rate from monofilament due to the fact that he doesn't have to set the hook and instead can let the braid load the rod on the fish.

Patrick's Rod Choice

The name of the game when it comes to fishing any topwaters with Patrick is that you need to cover as much water as you possibly can. He chooses a 7'4" medium heavy rod to really be able to get sizable casts.

Patrick's Reel Choice

Covering all of that water with the long casts coming from a 7'4" rod needs a reel that can help you get that bait back to the boat as well. Patrick loads up with a 8:1 gear ratio reel to be able to get that bait out and back to the boat to cover as much water as possible.

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