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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Finesse Swimbaits For Early Spring Bass

Swimbaits catch giant bass but that doesn't mean you always have to throw a BIG swimbait. Today's video is all about fishing small swimbaits at key times to catch quality bass. Knowing when to downsize can be the difference between an amazing day on the water and catching nothing at all.

Don't assume that small swimbaits mean you'll catch little fish. Even the little 2" offerings catch giant bass when bass are targeting small baitfish. The 2.8 keitech, Easy Shiner and Armor Shad are all great shad and minnow imitators. Pair them with a small head that has a finesse hook and you can drop down to light line, ultralight tackle, and get a ton of bites when other anglers are struggling.

Below is a breakdown of the gear Tim discussed in the video. We're also including some of our favorite colors. While your natural inclination is to throw the ghost and pearl colors don't be afraid to mix in the bright and bold options, you'd be amazed how often a giant bass will eat white or chartreuse simply because its different.

The Swimbaits...

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

-Damiki Armor Shad: http://bit.ly/2KtPDAT

-Keitech 3" Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

-Strike King Rage Swimmer 2.75: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Natural Colors: Crystal Shad, Tennessee Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl

Bold Colors: Chartreuse/Blue, SunGill, Morning Dawn, Chartreuse Shad

The Heads...

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head with 1/0 hook: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

-Revenge Darter Hedz: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm

-Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

All-Around Finesse Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano Curado 7'1" Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2ydQjbi

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 8 lb Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

High-End Finesse Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 10 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNj

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Soft Swimbait Buyer's Guide: Styles, Colors, and Rigging Tips

Giant swimbaits work everywhere! If you haven't tried them yet, the time has come. They can be pricey and they're not all created equal. How do you know which baits to invest your time and money into? Today we're teaching everything you need to know about soft swimbaits.

We're covering wedge tails, boot tails, paddle tails, as well as rigging and color selection. If you've ever wanted to try big swimbaits this is for you. Don't waste a fortune trying dozens of baits, wondering if you're doing it right. Stick with these proven options and you'll start catching in no time.

The actual act of swimbait fishing is very simple. It is almost always a cast and slow, steady retrieve. Season to season the speed may change (some times you're reeling like a spinnerbait, other times its as slow as you can stand to turn the handle) but the cadence never does. There is no need to add action, stop and go, pop the rod, etc... just a slow and steady retrieve.

Below is a complete list of the soft baits and equipment we have confidence in including color recommendations for each.

The Baits...

-Huddleston 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

(We Recommend ROF 12 in Hitch or Holdover Trout)

-Huddleston 68 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG

(We recommend both ROF 5 and 12 in Black Gizzard Shad and Rainbow Trout)

-6" and 7" Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Reverse Hitch, T.S. Bluegill)

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

(6" and 7" in Mullins Madness, Natural Light, and Ol Smokey. Recommended Rigging: 8/0 Owner Beast Hook listed below)

-Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Recommend Tennessee Shad, Electric Shad, Ghost Rainbow. Recommended Rigging: Matt Allen Swimbait 3/4 oz or 10/0 Owner Beast Hook, both listed below)

-6" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

(LC Blue, Tucked Out Chartreuse Shad, Tucked Out Ghost LC Hitch. Recommended Rigging: 6/0 Beast Hook listed below.)

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

(Ghosted Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch, Just Shad. Recommended Rigging 6/0 Blade Runner Head or 8/0 Owner Beast hook, both listed below.)

Megabass Dark Sleeper: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

(1/2 or 3/4 oz in Donko, Haze, Wakasagi)

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion 807 Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX

Reel- Shimano Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d

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

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

Beast Hook Rigged baits...

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

Budget Swimbait 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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3 Underspin Tricks You Haven't Tried!

Making the perfect underspin is easy! There are some awesome products on the market now that let you convert any hook, swimbait head, or jighead into an underspin. You can modify baits, change hooks, weights, blade sizes, and more, and it only takes a few seconds.

Bass love chasing baitfish in the Fall and the underspin is a great way to target those fish. Unfortunately no two lakes are the same so one day you might be fishing in 2 feet around grass and the next day find yourself in 25 feet on a flat. With these simple baits and hooks you can quickly adapt to changing conditions.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the the individual items and tackle Matt discussed in the video. Farther down you'll find his recommendations for making your own "UnderSpin Kit" to store in the boat so you can easily adapt to changing conditions when the need arises.

Our Preferred Underspins...

Blade Runner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

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

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

Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Underspin Parts...

Owner CPS Springs (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

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

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

Decoy Versatile Keeper: http://bit.ly/2NNtJci

Hook Selection...

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

Owner 4/0 Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Owner Jungle Wide Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Gamakatsu 6/0 Superline EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

The Baits...

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

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

Matt's Kit Recommendations...

-Plano Pro Latch 3500 Box: http://bit.ly/2QVH7NI

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Gold)

-3/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-Weightless Easy Spin (Silver)

-Pro Point Lures Silver Blades

-Decoy Medium Versatile Keeper (Holds Blades in place)

-Owner Medium CPS Spring

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