Spinnerbaits are pure and simple one of the best lures in existence for UK freshwater predatorsTunny said:Well I have to admit that I tend to catch many more Pike on Spinnerbaits than on any other type of lures. Now that could be because I am not working the other lures correctly, but I was wondering if the other members also do well with spinnerbaits, and if so what colours/blades works best for you.
Personally white body/skirt, with twin willows is a favourate, as is hot chartreuse with a single colarado blade.
If you haven't tried them, do. Almost weedless/unsnaggable, easy to fish. and with only a single hook, easy to deal with if your new to pike. Have had a couple of nice perch (by my standards - not the monsters that Vidar and Blockhead tangle with), on smaller spinnerbaits. Red seems to get the perch going for some reason.
You can use them almost like a buzz/top-water lure or you can slow roll them along the bottom, and anything is between. You can use them in deep water up to or over 30 feet, and you can use them in depths less than 5 feet. Hell, well-constructed spinnerbaits even catches fish on the drop whilst they helicopter towards the bottom. If I was forced to choose one single lure for a perch, pike or zander outing it would with 100% certainty be a spinnerbait, simply because nothing can touch the versatility of these lures.
I use them for in weights ranging from 1/8oz to 4oz (3.5 to 112 grams) and when it comes to the bigger ones for pike I prefer a single large Colorado blade. For the smaller ones the double bladed version (willow and Colorado) is my favourite.