One of the lure's most innovative
features is a flexible hook system
The Bi-You Buzz weighs 3/8oz. and is both easy and rather satisfying to cast.
With each cast the blades whir loudly like a plane taking off and the splash
landing is equally gratifying. I found it effortless to cast this buzzbait with
just about every rod in my arsenal 6’6” in length and longer.
This hook system helped prevent
fish in our tests from shaking the hook as a result of leverage on the wire or
Retrieving: Once you
cast the Bi-You Buzz it is time to bring the lure back to the boat on the
surface. Usually with most buzzbaits you have to crank down hard to bring the
bait to plane quickly, the Bi-You Buzz is among the easiest buzzbaits to plane,
and the two blades actually add stability to the bait like a pair of pontoons
the minute the bait is retrieved. I found I could plane the bait at a lower
overall cranking speed than most buzzbaits allowing me to work it slower over
fish holding areas, and burning it quickly back over open water.
The Bi-You Buzz puts out a serious
amount of splash and leaves a churned wake in its path
The Bi-You Buzz generates a
spirited splash on both sides of the bait, even spitting water up in the air,
leaving a wide wake in trail. Bass would hit the lure as I retrieved this bait
over weed mats, and I got a surprising number of strikes from bass at Clear Lake
over open water leading me to believe that inquisitive bass are drawn greater
distances by the especially dynamic Bi-You Buzz.
Bass were called up from the deep
with the Bi-You Buzz
At the Delta the water was
not nearly as clear and we received far fewer strikes, but as is normal on the
Delta in the evening the buzzbait bite can really turn on. We had a couple days
when this was the case, and we experimented with the Bi-You Buzz versus other
buzzbaits. One such comparison came in an extremely weedy spot.
The Bi-You Buzz is available in a
number of distinct color combinations, this gold pattern is called Cortez Shad