Do swimbaits catch big bass?
Big swimbaits are catching bass from California to Virginia and Texas to New England. At lakes across the South, Osborne said tournaments are won with five-bass limits consisting of one giant bass caught on a big swimbait and four regular-sized ones.
When should you throw a swimbait?
The prime time to throw a swimbait in the shallows is after a shad spawn. Spinnerbaits are typically great lures for throwing during this time, but swimbaits will outperform blade baits in clear-water situations or on waters experiencing heavy fishing pressure.
What do swimbaits catch?
Because of their size, swimbaits are best suited to catch lunkers. And while for many years they were mostly used for off-coast fishing, swimbaits are garnering a reputation for snagging big bass in lakes as well. Swimbait enthusiasts insist that these lures can be used anywhere, anytime.
What are swimbaits good for?
Swimbaits are versatile topwater fishing lures any time of year because they work well for most predatory species, including bass, pickerel, pike, stripers, and larger panfish. When using a swimbait, the biggest challenge for the average angler is what color of bait to use.
Do big swimbaits work in the winter?
The key in the winter is to slow down, which is why Allen uses big soft plastic swimbaits. Soft swimbaits allow Allen to retrieve the bait at very slow speeds and still have a natural swimming action.
Are swimbaits good in winter?
Hard baits are fine in warmer weather, but they won’t work when it’s cold. You need something with soft, subtle movement and something that the fish will hang on to an extra second or two. The Berkley Power Mullet is a good choice. River2Sea and Optimum also make good winter swimbaits.
Are swimbaits worth it?
When you want to target larger fish, swimbaits are a perfect fishing lure for you. While crankbaits, or soft baits are great for catching fish, swimbaits target the smarter – often larger fish. Swimbaits allow you to get the same action as if you were fishing with live bait, but with the benefits of a hard lure.
Are bigger baits better for bass fishing?
No matter where you are in the country, these hard baits will help you catch giant bass. Don’t be afraid to upsize your offering this year. You may be shocked to find that larger baits actually get more attention from bass and will often draw them from great distances to inspect your swimbait.
What is the best type of swimbait for lake fishing?
Baits like the Huddleston and Trash Fish are great in cooler water while the more rigid boot tail style baits shine year round. Color selection should be focused on imitating the prey species in your local lake but we’ve included a few color recommendations with each swimbait to give you a starting point.
What type of fishing baits do Matt and Tim prefer?
When it comes to soft baits Matt and Tim prefer baits with a jig hook on top. When necessary they switch to a weedless offering around thick cover. Baits like the Huddleston and Trash Fish are great in cooler water while the more rigid boot tail style baits shine year round.