STRAIGHT RETRIEVE Cast close to cover and reel in slowly. Let each successive cast sink deeper to cover all depths, from shallow to bottom.
BULGING **When the lure touches down, begin retrieving fast with a high rod tip to make the blade bulge the surface. A safety-pin-type spinnerbait with single Colorado blade works best.
**YO-YOING **Let the lure sink to the bottom. With a low rod tip, sweep the lure off the bottom, then let it settle and repeat. This is a good wintertime retrieve. Watch your line on the fall.
**SLOW-ROLLING Use a bait with large spinner blades. Reel slowly until you feel the lure make contact with the bottom or cover, then keep it coming. This is a great cold-weather technique.
TROLLING Choose your largest, heaviest spinnerbait and troll it slowly along dark, deep, shoreline covers.
Spinnerbaiting is a versatile, all-season tactic. Put the spin move on bass and your catch rate will improve.