Rigging Soft Swimbaits and Paddle Tails For Spring Bass Fishing

These tricks will save you time and money the next time you throw a swimbait! We're covering when to throw an underspin, when a hollow belly is better than a paddle tail, and how to quit wasting so many keitechs! If you want to catch a swimbait fish this Spring, this is the video for you.

We cover basic rigging with weedless swimbait heads like the Owner Beast as well as traditional rigging with the Matt Allen swimbait head. Next we discuss the best underspins for a variety of circumstances and last we take it a step further and cover how to make your own underspins on the fly.

Below is a breakdown of all the swimbaits, swimbait heads, underspins, and terminal tackle discussed in the video.

Preferred Swimbaits...

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

-True Bass 5.5" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2GEtNvZ

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

-Scottsboro Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU

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

-Keitech Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

Unique Heads For Finesse Swimbaits...

-Owner Flashy Swimmer 1/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

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

-Fish Arrow Wheel Head: http://bit.ly/2E6eU1R

Swimbait Heads...

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

-Owner Beast Hook 4/0 and 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

UnderSpins...

-Hog Farmer War Pig Underspin: http://bit.ly/2pcQnRP

-Fish Head Hammer Spin: http://bit.ly/2prEFTd

-Blade Runner Spintrix: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

-Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Underspin Components...

Owner CPS Spring (Large Size): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Pro Point Underspin Blades: http://bit.ly/2f6uwne

Khan Baits Easy Spin: http://bit.ly/2RUVXVW

Larger Swimbait Rigging...

-Gambler 7/0 Duz It Hook: http://bit.ly/2tv1WFW

(Best Fit For 5.8 Keitech)

-Owner Beast Hook 8/0: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

(Best Fit For 6.8 Keitech)

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Related Videos...

Tim's Finesse Swimbait Video: https://youtu.be/eQUcHUtASzQ

Make Your Own Underspin Video: https://youtu.be/6EwnDkT2GDQ

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Swimbait Fishing | Everything You Need This Fall And Winter

From GIANT SWIMBAITS to Underspins, Glide Baits to Paddle Tails, this video is going to show you everything you need to catch Swimbait Fish this Fall! 

Fishing swimbaits for bass is one of your best shots to catch a giant bass this Fall. The tips and tricks in this video are going to help you learn how to catch bass on swimbaits consistently. You'll learn which baits are worth buying, when you should use each style, and how to adapt your retrieves to different tails and body styles. 

Below is an in-depth break down of the specific baits and equipment that we use and have confidence in. 

Paddletails...
Keitech Fat Swing Impact (2.8, 3.8, 4.3, 4.8): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Keitech Easy Shiner (4" and 5"): http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H
Basstrix 6" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

Swimbaits Heads...
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Owner Beast Weedless Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66
Blade Runner Insert Head (6/0): http://bit.ly/2vjDTvl

Underspins...
Blade Runner SpinTrix Head: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA
Pro Point Underspin Blades: http://bit.ly/2f6uwne
Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Hard Swimbaits...
River2Sea S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Gan Craft Jointed Claw 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K
Bull Shad 7" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM
Bull Gill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2f1ASHn

Boot Tail Swimbaits...
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" or 7": http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
SmashTech Head Hunter: http://bit.ly/2pc3ROF
Little Creeper Fatty Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2
Little Creeper 8" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

Vortex Tail Swimbaits...
JSJ 6" Hitch: http://bit.ly/2amLhMc
Huddleston 68 Special: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG
Huddleston 8" Deluxe: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Huddleston 10" Trout: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Big Swimbait Reels...
Low Profile- Shimano Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Round Profile- Shimano Conquest 300: http://bit.ly/2kheVEq
Budget Alternative- Cardiff A 400: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Big Swimbait Rods...
Dobyns Champion 807 Mag: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
G Loomis IMX Pro 966 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Budget Alternative- Dobyns Fury 806 and 795: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Big Swimbait Line...
Sufix 832 Braid (65 or 80 lb): http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid (80 lb): http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Maxima Ultragreen (25-30 lb): http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Swimbait Storage...
Plano Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ
Eye Surrender Bait Wrap: http://bit.ly/2idps7n

Additional Swimbait Videos...
Glide Bait Retrieves: https://youtu.be/chWKgWyUOUE
Huddleston Retrieves: https://youtu.be/dxbavCHWuII
Swimbait Rigging: https://youtu.be/91EnJ0dGRXg

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Tiny Swimbaits for Stubborn Bass

We talk a lot about swimbaits with the goal of catching giant bass but today we hit the water in some very difficult conditions and use small paddle tail swimbaits to find anything that will bite. 

When post frontal or other undesirable weather conditions set in don't be afraid to set ego aside and just have fun! Downsizing your baits to produce bites is a great move when you've been dealt a tough hand.

We used a mixed bag of small paddetails, pre-rigged swimbaits, and underspins to get bit in the hours after a storm blew out of the area. The bass had been targeting shad but with the return of the sun had stopped chasing them and had begun staying close to cover. By downsizing to the smallest swimbaits we could find we were able to find success despite the conditions. 

Baits used in this video...

-Keitech 3.3 Fat Swing Impact

-Keitech 4" Easy Shiner