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#10770848 - 04/15/15 07:14 PM Beginner Swimbait
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I've never thrown a Swimbait. I want to learn how to fish them, so what's a good Swimbait for a beginner? What kind of line would be best also? Thank you in advance for any input I can get.
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#10770869 - 04/15/15 07:23 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Zoom carries a lot of different sizes, styles and already rigged with several in a package. They work great, but the hook is exposed on the back. Your hook up ratio will be much better with them in the beginning of learning the techniques.

Then move to the hollow bellies and rig them with the 6.0 Owner. weighted hooks. the hook has a screw to attach the nose just like rigging a worm then put the hook through the bait and out the top. The point lays flat on the back. You just pull the plastic bait a little and skin hook the point and barb so it is basically weedless.
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#10770870 - 04/15/15 07:23 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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#10770872 - 04/15/15 07:23 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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I started with money minnows and skinny dippers/swimming flukes. I think those are great starter baits and i still throw them a lot. Get a owner weights hook(1/8 or3/16) with a screw in keeper and get after it. Just vary retrieves until you get bit. Usually a slow steady retrieve just ticking the grass works good.

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#10770918 - 04/15/15 07:47 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
I've never thrown a Swimbait. I want to learn how to fish them, so what's a good Swimbait for a beginner? What kind of line would be best also? Thank you in advance for any input I can get.
please clarify, do you mean as in a big swimbait or just regular swimbaits?

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#10770983 - 04/15/15 08:16 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: bassdoode]
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Originally Posted By: bassboy22
Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
I've never thrown a Swimbait. I want to learn how to fish them, so what's a good Swimbait for a beginner? What kind of line would be best also? Thank you in advance for any input I can get.
please clarify, do you mean as in a big swimbait or just regular swimbaits?
not sure really
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#10770997 - 04/15/15 08:23 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
Originally Posted By: bassboy22
Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
I've never thrown a Swimbait. I want to learn how to fish them, so what's a good Swimbait for a beginner? What kind of line would be best also? Thank you in advance for any input I can get.
please clarify, do you mean as in a big swimbait or just regular swimbaits?
not sure really


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#10771004 - 04/15/15 08:26 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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I'm worm fishermen. My confidence baits are all soft plastics. something that i find great for schooling/Feeding bass is a small 3-4inch swim bait. i have had the best luck with smaller ones. i don't throw the big honking ones very much but i still have have caught lots of 4-6 pounders on on the smaller ones by storm. i recently switch over to the swimming flukes. for a more weedless approach also the ones by storm have gave me trouble by swimming sideways. and the tail getting stuck in the curve of the hook. good luck
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#10771008 - 04/15/15 08:27 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
Originally Posted By: bassboy22
Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
I've never thrown a Swimbait. I want to learn how to fish them, so what's a good Swimbait for a beginner? What kind of line would be best also? Thank you in advance for any input I can get.
please clarify, do you mean as in a big swimbait or just regular swimbaits?
not sure really
well there is a big difference. big swimbait fishing (imo) is an industry inside of the bass fishing industry. big swimbaits are for the purpose of eliminating your chances of catching smaller fish and increasing the chances of you catching a trophy sized bass; but like everything there is a downside...you wont get bit or catch nearly as many fish. you have to have alot of patience as well but when you do catch fish on them you feel so rewarded. it's not for everyone, it's definitely a lifestyle. DM me if you are interested.

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#10771082 - 04/15/15 08:57 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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I'd use 12-15lb fluoro on the rod you use for spinnerbaits with the smaller swimbaits.

These are not the best swim baits, but they are on sale at Tacklewarehouse--a good place to start
With the rising water levels, the shad spawn just underway, and the blue gills shallow for the next two months, I'd throw the 5 inch versions of the Big Bite Baits super shad swimbaits in blue gill and SS shad. A good place to throw these smaller swim baits is around shallow grass and windblown points. On cloudy days with some wind, the bass are more likely to chase. To go after some of the bigger post spawn fish feeding deeper, I'd get some of the six inch versions on a 5/0 hook and peg a 1/4oz or 3/8oz tungsten bullet weight infront of the bait

For fishing shallow, rig them on a 4/0 1/8oz weighted screw lock swim bait hook





Another cheap option is the Luck E Strike Bassmagic swimbaits--The 4.5 inch natural shad, baby bass, and watermelon perch are good colors
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#10771297 - 04/15/15 10:13 PM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Big Bite Cane Thumpers (I think they are 5") on a 3.0 Owner Keel Weighted Hook. You can slow retrieve, or just lift and drop. Bites are unmistakable, fish will hammer the bait.

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#10771449 - 04/16/15 12:17 AM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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Berkley hollow bodies are dirt cheap and hard to beat.

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#10771470 - 04/16/15 01:15 AM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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I've caught tons of bass on storm swimbaits. They are pretty cheap also, 3 in a pack for like $3.

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#10771564 - 04/16/15 06:28 AM Re: Beginner Swimbait [Re: SpiderJig]
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This answer is very dependent on whether you're just wanting to get into a different subset of lures (3"-5" swimbaits) that can be thrown on standard tackle with standard line, techniques, etc. and is more of a numbers bait with a chance of catching a big girl...or whether you're wanting to get into the big swimbait stuff (6"+) that is tough or impossible to throw on standard tackle, requires a lot of patience like others have said, and are much more geared towards size than numbers. With a big swimbait, one fish in a day is successful, and you definitely strike out a lot. It's the high risk/reward bait in bass fishing.
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