Have You Ever Heard of Spy Baiting?

Here at Lawrence Bay Lodge, we like to stay up-to-date on all the latest fishing news, and a recent article by OutdoorBlog.net really caught our eye. The post discusses a Japanese fishing technique called Spy Baiting, and we are intrigued to learn more about this approach, while providing our avid anglers as much information about it as possible.

A style of baiting that has been used to catch largemouth bass in Japan for the last eight or so years, spy baiting is starting to grow in popularity all around the world.

So how does this mysterious form of luring work?

Spy baiting involves the use of a hard, sinking bait that has two small props on either end. With the help of its spinning props, the bait wobbles as it sinks toward the bottom of the water, attracting the eye of the curios fish beneath the surface. Moving at a speed of about one foot per second, this style of bait is made to do all the work for you. No need to worry about jerking or twitching your rod; the spy bait moves and bob naturally on its own.

Typically used in Japan’s clear lakes, spy bait is best for working around rock piles, sand grass and ledges. Two popular bait brands are DUO Realis Spinbait and Jackall Lures.

Gain some more insight into the technique in the video below:

Now that we have you thinking about your baiting techniques, you are probably itching to get out onto Reindeer Lake! Why not give us a call at 701-262-4560 to book your Lawrence Bay Lodge fishing vacation today?