We use them regularly once the water warms. I like throwing them around jetties when there is a little bit of current. I use white when the water is not real muddy and chartruse or yellow when its dirty.
I haven't tried inline spinners, but I caught a good one today on the river on a regular spinnerbait. It was off the main river, but was still by some slow current. It looks huge, but was between 3-4 pounds. First fish this year!
But you have to know how to fish them. Cold water=slower pattern=lighter lure. Everything eats them, too, so don't expect to catch bass all the time. I've caught catfish, drum, dogfish, crappie, bream of all kinds, sauger, you name it. Kind of my go-to bait if nothing else works. I used to make my own lures in the winter when I couldn't go fishing. I think I have enough to last this spring and that's about it. Might just buy some online.
Nice bass Buck. I didn't think a bass would take a spinner bait this early. I went fishing this past Wednesday for couple hours in the morning but couldn't get a nice. Tried a jig and craw, crankbait and even a little jig and grub seeing if I could get a panfish or two.
I'll have to try some spinners next time I go.
Thanks for the input everyone one