Tour Grade Spinnerbait

Zone 1 – October

Strike King pro Greg Hackney shares why October is the perfect time to attract that fall bite.  

Anglers can expect lower water levels in October, Hackney says. “October is one of the lowest water level months of the year from lack of rainfall in the late summer months and a combination of reservoirs being lowered for winter drawdown in preparation of spring rains,” shares Hackney. While the change in precipitation is a huge factor, there are some other factors that also influence bass strikes in the fall. “The combination of these conditions with cooler temperatures and shorter days triggers the fall bite,” assures Hackney. 

Strike King  Tour Grade Buzzbait 

BAIT 1: Strike King Tour Grade Buzzbait 

If the water is clear, Hackney prefers White. In stained or muddy water, he switches to Chartreuse White. 

The Tour Grade Buzzbait is made with premium components, such as a sculpted quick-planing head and an exclusive Gamakatsu® hook, making it a go-to in his lineup. 

Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait


BAIT 2: Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait


Hackney’s choice for clear water is Mouse, while he opts for White Silver if the water is stained. Chartreuse White is Hackney’s choice in muddy conditions. 

With heightened effectiveness in cover, the Tour Grade Spinnerbait is designed with a light wire frame to help produce maximum vibration and comes complete with a hand-tied skirt. 

Strike King Tungsten Thunder Cricket


BAIT 3: Strike King Tungsten Thunder Cricket with Blade Minnow trailer


He opts for Olive Shad in clear water, and switches to White if the water is stained or muddy. 

Strike King’s Tour Grade Tungsten Thunder Cricket has changed the game for vibrating jigs. Its innovative design provides maximum swimming action, flash, and thump, with a superior hookup ratio.



Strike King Chick Magnet

BAIT 4: Strike King Chick Magnet

If the water is clear, he will throw Sexy Shad, while more stained water calls for Chartreuse Blue Black Splatter. Hackney opts for the Chartreuse Copper in low-vis conditions. 

The Chick Magnet is one of the best options for flat sided crankbaits on the market. The flat size allows for incredible thump while maintaining a tight action.


Strike King Rage Bug


BAIT 5: Strike King Rage Bug

He opts for Craw Daddy in clear water.  If the water is stained he will throw Summer Craw, while he will switch to June Bug if the water is muddy.

Crafted to be the ultimate flip bait, the unique streamlined shape of the Rage Bug body allows it to easily move through cover with an unmistakable crawfish glide.