Gold is his number-one color choice, but he also likes white and perch-pattern blade baits, particularly on tidal waters. He’ll fish them in the same places he fishes a jig, including docks, rocky banks, seawalls, and barge tie-ups.
Some anglers jig a blade bait on straight braided line to maximize response time, but Gluszek believes that results in too many snagged fish. He prefers either 10-pound Gamma Torque Braid with a leader of 10-pound Gamma fluorocarbon, or straight fluorocarbon. To ensure that head shakes or modest jumps don’t dislodge the lure, Gluszek adds split rings to the hooks on all his blade baits to provide more freedom of rotation.