Retrieve speed is a critical dimension that is often overlooked by anglers. When bringing your bait back to the boat pay attention to how fast or slow you were reeling it in when you get a strike. The same goes for any action you impart during the retrieve, did the fish hit when you paused or when you sped up? A great way to speed up your retrieve when using a spinnerbait is to change the large blades that come with 1/2 and 3/4 oz. baits to smaller ones. This will let you "burn" the bait back to the boat and can make the difference between a good or great day on the water.