PostHeaderIcon Berkley Powerbait on Mepps Spinner

Here’s what the Berkley Powerbait worm looks like on the Mepps Spinner, just like I mentioned in a previous post on my blog, this fishing lure is dynamite for catching Bass. You can jig it, fish it through the weeds by covering up the hook with the worm, and fish it fast to show off the blade. I usually fish it in shallow areas of lakes and ponds, but if you attach a weight or heavier bead to the lure you’ll be able to fish it in deeper spots.

2 Responses to “Berkley Powerbait on Mepps Spinner”

  • DAvid says:

    Ive been fishing worms like that, behind spinners, for a long time. It’s a great idea that is really old – walleye anglers have been using worm harness spinners for ages. I basically lucked up on this version, combining some leftover components I had around. Here’s what I do.

    I buy used, even ragged spinners wherever I can find them. I refurbish them so they aren’t so beat up looking. I could just use new spinners, but my way is cheaper. I like the large Blue Fox “Vibrax” spinners best, and they are pricey.
    But any inline spinner will do, of course.

    Then I remove the treble hook, by clipping through the hooks eye loop. I wish I could save the hook, but its a trade off.

    Next, I bend the spinner shaft in front of the blade at a 30 degree angle. This prevents the lure from twisting the line and tends to make it ride “head-up”. This in turn helps it clear weeds and snags.
    - I like to make the bend so any sharp wire end on the terminal eye is to the inside of the bend.

    The last thing I do to the spinner is add a weedless worm hook with a split ring. I use 1/0 as a rule. But you can go with any size you want, depending on the trailer bait you want to use, or the size of fish you expect to catch.

    With this set up you can use any worm or soft plastic grub that will fit on the hook. I mostly like worms with ripple tails, and 3″-4″ hook tail grubs.

    These lures are not weedless, so they’re not for dragging through mats of surface weeds. For that, go with a regular worm rig or flipping set up.
    But fished along weed lines, into pockets in weed banks, over stumps and woody cover or even fished deep over humps and points, they can be deadly.
    The fish are not often used to seeing a lure like this, as most people have forgotten them or never heard of them.

  • Charles says:

    Thanks for the input David. That’s a great expansion on the basics. Thanks for providing new ideas and help.

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