Bass Fishing: Swimbait Vs. Underspin Challenge

Today we go head to head with a weedless swimbait and an underspin! Matt is throwing a Beast Hook paired with a variety of paddle tail swimbaits while Tim is using a Flashy Swimmer weedless underspin. Which one will catch the most? Which one will catch the biggest bass? Come along for the fun and a BIG catch!

Both hook styles can be incredibly effective. The Beast Hook has a deep gap, resulting in an amazing hook up ratio. The gap also allows the hook to pair with a variety of baits. The Flashy Swimmer has a narrower gap but is offered in heavier weights and includes a fish attracting blade. The flashy swimmer has incredible drawing power for its size and is a great option around baitfish.

Today the fish were clearly favoring the Beast hook. The natural presentation proved irresistible to fish of all sizes. Below is a break down of the hooks, baits, and tackle we were using.

The hooks...

Beast Hook 4/0 with 1/8 oz:

Flashy Swimmer 5/0 with 1/4 oz:

The baits...

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact:

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper:

Strike King 4.75 Rage Swimmer:

Little Creeper Trash Fish:

Tim's Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894 JWR:

Reel- Curado DC HG:

Line- 40 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Matt's Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy:

Reel- Metanium DC HG:

Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid:

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


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