Fall Swimbait Tricks - Which Swimbaits Catch More Fish?

Swimbait fishing is easy! As soon as you know the subtle tricks you'll start catching fish consistently. Have you tried swimbaits on your home lake without success? Are you the guy thats wondering if your lake even has a swimbait bite? We're here to tell you that EVERY lake has a swimbait bite, it doesn't matter where you fish or how small the "average" fish in the lake tends to be, bass love eating other fish. The issue isn't the bass, the issue is a combination of (lack of) confidence and the wrong (swimbait) tool for the job. Today, Tim is sharing all his confidence baits. He's covering everything from giant glidebaits all the way down to finesse paddle tails. Tim's goal is to explain how to consistently catch bass using a variety of swimbaits throughout the Fall.

Swimbait fishing is all about details. Knowing which baitfish your bass are targeting, what times they prefer to feed, and where their ambush points are, may seem overwhelming at first but don't be intimidated. You'll be amazed that when you start paying attention to the subtle nuances these questions and more will answer themselves during the course of your fishing. As your knowledge increases, you naturally gain confidence and your success will sky rocket.

Preparation is also key when swimbait fishing. Understanding the fish is half the battle but preparing your equipment is equally important. Many anglers go through the time and expense to hook a giant swimbait fish but fail to land it because their gear isn't up to the task. Large swimbaits require more specialized equipment than any other lure in bass fishing.

Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits by style. We've also included a full breakdown of the rods, reels, and equipment he trusts to land those giant bass once they strike.

Small Swimbaits...

-Basstrix 6" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

-Megabass Spark Shad: http://bit.ly/2XcLZk4

-Keitech 2.8-4.8 Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Rage Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Small Bait Rigging...

Swimbait Head- Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Finesse Head- Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Bladed Head- Okashira Screw Head: http://bit.ly/2EpluSA

Underspin- (Weedless)- Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Underspin- Blade Runner 1/2 oz Flash Trix (Anchovy): http://bit.ly/2oocg0a

Line Through- Red One Systems Kit: http://bit.ly/2m2rcmx

Boot Tail Baits...

-Osprey Winged Talon: http://bit.ly/2IBlDTG

(Chartreuse Shad, TW Shad)

-Osprey Tournament Talon 6": http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Reverse Hitch, TW Shad)

-All American Trash fish 6": http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

(Hologram Shad, Just Shad, Hitch)

-All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

(Crappie, Female Gill, Pearl White)

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

(Chartreuse Shad, Just Shad, KC Ghost)

-Twerk minnow: http://bit.ly/2lEZufe

(Hitch, Gizzard, Reverse Hitch)

Paddletail Swimbait Hooks...

-5/0 Trokar for Trash Gill: http://bit.ly/2iTeTSh

-6/0 Beast for Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

-10/0 Beast for Trash Fish/Twerk: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

WedgeTail Swimbaits...

8" Huddleston ROF 12: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

8" Huddleston ROF 5: http://bit.ly/2UVHiuQ

ABT WagTail 9": http://bit.ly/2lBiT0G

Glide Baits...

-Baitsanity Antidote Glide: http://bit.ly/2ztUk9z

(Trout, Shad)

- River2Sea S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, party crasher)

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

(Hitch, Rainbow, Wakasagi)

-Ima Glide Fluke 178: http://bit.ly/2xrMwo4

(Natural, Gizzard, Bone)

Multi-Joint Hard Swimbaits...

-BBZ Slow Sink 8": http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

-Bull Shad 7" Slow Sink Gizzard: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

Favorite Swimbait Combo...

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

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

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

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

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 806 (8' Heavy): http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300A: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line- 25 lb Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Swimbait Buyer's Guide: Glide Baits, Hardbaits, and Topwater

Today we're exploring big swimbaits! The buyer's guide series continues with an in-depth look at glide baits, multi-joint hardbaits, and even a few topwater options. You can go broke buying swimbaits and they're not all created equal so today we're sharing some of our favorite baits that consistently produce BIG bass!

If you're wondering which baits you should try or which baits to buy for a loved one, look no further. Today's focus is hard swimbaits but tomorrow we'll follow up with a BONUS video on soft swimbaits. From budget friendly to extreme, we're covering all the bases and making it as easy as possible for you.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the baits by category, recommended colors, as well as our rod and reel choices for various baits. If you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comment section and we'll help you make your selection.

Glide Baits...

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

(Dark Rainbow, Ghost Chart Shad, Se Ayu, Stocker Rainbow)

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Lite Trout, Rainbow Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

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

(Trout and Carp)

-Baitsanity Tails: http://bit.ly/2R0yP7x

(Holdover Trout Hard PVC, Dark Carp Hard PVC)

Topwater Baits...

-Spro BBZ 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

(Any color for topwater)

-Johnny Rat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2q9CNA8

(Either color but overall we prefer the larger Johnny)

Multi-Joint Baits...

-Jackall DowzSwimmer 220: http://bit.ly/2OqDNMM

(RT Spawn Gill, RT Trout, Ghost Scale Minnow)

-Bucca's Bull Shad Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

(Prefer 5" and 6" Sizes)

-Bucca's Bull Gill: http://bit.ly/2f1ASHn

(Bluegill and Dirty Bone)

Big Glidebait Combo...

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

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

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

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Small Bait Rod...

Rod- IMX Pro 904 SWBR: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Metanium MGL HG 150: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- 30 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 795 Fury: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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Matt Broke His PB with a MONSTER!

GIANT BASS on BIG SWIMBAITS! Does it get any better??? Come along for a first person look as Matt and Shawn chase down GIANT Striped bass with glide baits!

Breaking a personal best is a rare opportunity, to do it back-to-back, incredible! Its hard to convey just how hard these fish hit, how much power they have, and how tenacious they are with their fight. If you've never had the opportunity to fish for giant striper you need to try it!

Thank you for coming along for this special moment! The two striper weighed 31.6 lbs and 38.0 lbs respectively and both fell for the same glide bait. The key to success with fish of this caliber is having quality equipment. If you come after them with standard bass tackle, sub-par knots, and stock hooks you're going to lose every time. If you take the time to upgrade hardware, tie clean connection knots, and replace worn line, you stand a great chance of being successful when the fish of a lifetime hits!

Matt's Gear...

Lure- Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire #7: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Treble Hooks- Owner STX-58 - 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fXGkLc

Camera- GoPro Hero 6: http://bit.ly/2HIutxo

Other top baits for BIG Striper...

S-Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper: http://bit.ly/2x4kMnG
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Keitech 6.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

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Windy Day Swimbait Fishing From Shore!

Come along with Matt throwing big swimbaits for giant smallmouth! Matt breaks down the water, explains his decisions, and gives some great tips for controlling your baits and line in the wind. 

Big smallmouth are the best! Catching them from the bank is even better! Go figure the best bite of the day came while he was on the phone. The key to getting bit in this video was location. Matt selected a bank that was wind blown, had a corner where baitfish could be trapped, and offshore cover to allow the bass to ambush their prey more easily. 

Below is a breakdown of the gear Matt was using in the video...

S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Owner ST-56 Treble Hook size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Owner Hyperwire Size 4 Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 7:1 RATIO: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
LINE- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Camera Setup...
GoPro Hero 6: http://bit.ly/2HIutxo
Chesty Mount: http://bit.ly/2agrEXH

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