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.
-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
-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