Spring Swimbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

Swimbait fishing is EASY! Spring has arrived and its time to catch the biggest bass of your life! We explain how to choose the right swimbait for your conditions, when and where to throw it, and how to make sure your gear is up to the task. Stop guessing and start catching swimbait fish, its really this simple.

We break Spring swimbaits into 4 categories: Soft baits, multi-jointed hardbaits, open water glide baits, and cover glide baits. Owning a bait in each of these categories insures that you're prepared for nearly any situation that can be thrown your way. Understanding when to throw each one is what this video is all about.

Matt keeps the selection extremely simple and recommends staying with bold colors to attract more fish. Below is a breakdown of baits by style, including color recommendations. We also included links to the rods, reels, and other swimbait gear.

Soft Swimbaits...

-Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Light Hitch, Bluegill, White)

-Trash Fish Fatty: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2

(Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch)

-Trash Fish 8": http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

(Chartreuse Shad, Just Shad, LC Hitch)

-Keitech Fat 6" and 7": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Bluegill Flash, Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl)

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

(Female Bluegill, Male Bluegill)

-Huddleston Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2u9DElc

Multi-Jointed Hardbaits...

-Bull Shad 7" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

(Gizzard Shad)

-Triple Trout 7" and 8": http://bit.ly/2E8Up5P

(Bone, Sexy Shad, Blue Lighting Shad)

Open Water Glide Baits...

-Gan Craft Jointed Claw 230: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm

(Dark Rainbow Trout, Flashing Rainbow Trout)

-S Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

-Baitsanity Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

(Carp, Trout)

Cover Glide Baits

-S Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Bluegill, Warden Hitch)

-Gan Craft 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

(Clear Lake Hitch, Silver Shad, Ja Ayu)

-Sneaky Pete: http://bit.ly/2RYCPFe

(American Shad, Pike Minnow, Trout)

Upgraded Hardware and Line...

Sunline FC-100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

-Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks (Medium Wire): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Owner ST-56 Treble Hooks (Heavy Wire): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 5 or 6): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- FC100 System Leader 35 lb: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Small Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Curado 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Tranx 200 HG: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb FC100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Swimbait Storage...

-Plano Waterproof Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2WWIrU9

-Eye Surrender 8 pocket Bait Wraps: http://bit.ly/2h4IN6I


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