Summer Swimbait Fishing - Everything You Need To Know!

BIG Swimbaits work all Summer long! Don't give up! Here is what you need to know to be successful during the warm months. From wake baits to glide baits, to softbaits, we break down our most consistent options for big bait fishing. 

Traditionally, swimbait fishing has been treated as a Winter technique. Over the years its developed into a 3-season technique but the reality is you can successfully target BIG bass all year long with a swimbait. 

The hard baits...

Spro BBZ 8" Floater:
Johnny Rat Wakebait:
Bull Shad Swimbait (6" or 7"):
MS Slammer 7" and 9":

Evergreen ND 180 Wakebait:

Bull Gill Swimbait:
Gantarel Swimbait:
Gigantarel Swimbait:

The Soft Baits...

Mattlures Bluegill Hammer Tail:
SmashTech Head Hunter Belly treble:
SmashTech Head Hunter Weedless:
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7":
Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait:

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Owner Beast Weedless Hook:

GREAT Swimbait Rods...

Ultra High End- Megabass Destroyer Onager:
High End- G Loomis IMX Pro 965 and 966:
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 795 and 806:

Swimbait Reels...

Our Favorite Reel - Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio:
Round Reel- Calcutta 400B:
Budget Reel- Cardiff A 300:

Main Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima 30 lb Ultragreen:

Need Apparel? Tacticalbassin Gear is in stock! Get your hats, Hoodies,  and sunshirts by emailing