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#10882064 - 05/29/15 07:36 PM Swim Bait Help?
oldnitro Offline

Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 274
New to swim baits. Need help before I go and buy something I don't need.
Solid body, or hollow body?
Weighted hook or jig style head?
What lengths to start with?
Rigged weedless or exposed hook.

Anything else I need to know?
Thanks for your help!!

#10882140 - 05/29/15 08:13 PM Re: Swim Bait Help? [Re: oldnitro]
KB1953 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2488
Basstrix 6" shad exposed, Tackle Warehouse, hang on! fish

#10882367 - 05/29/15 09:28 PM Re: Swim Bait Help? [Re: oldnitro]
RChipman11 Offline

Registered: 01/12/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Paris, Texas
A lot of factors to consider. For just an all around starter it's hard to beat a 5-6" hollow belly with a weighted hook. I like the 5" YUM money minnow with 6/0 Owner weighted beast hook. You can fish it through cover easily and still get bit in open water.

#10882402 - 05/29/15 09:42 PM Re: Swim Bait Help? [Re: oldnitro]
Big Swimbait Offline

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 472
Loc: Irving
Both very good suggestions. Another thing I have been doing lately is rig them on a 3/4 - 1 oz chatterbait head when slow rolling those deep ledges.

#10883111 - 05/30/15 09:31 AM Re: Swim Bait Help? [Re: oldnitro]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 767
What I will do sometimes if I am fishing deeper structure is take a hollow body and cut a slit in the bottom and shove a jig head inside and slow roll it. Not weedless so don't drag it through any brush piles .

#10883154 - 05/30/15 09:47 AM Re: Swim Bait Help? [Re: oldnitro]
CNewton1372 Offline

Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 175
Loc: Garland, TX
We all buy baits we don't need ha.. you'll end up using them eventually.


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