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Spring Swimbait Bite Is On! Big Bass Attacking Glide Baits!

April 1, 2020 200 No Comments


We found the bass! No light rods today, its all swimbaits and heavy tackle! We knew going in that we’d probably catch a bunch of fish on the big bait so instead of throwing our favorite glide bait (S-Waver 200) we decided to mix it up and find out what else they would eat. Let’s see if these bass will eat a Baitsanity Explorer, Storm Arashi Glide, or G Ratt Sneaky Pete. (Spoiler Alert: THEY DO!) Spring swimbait fishing with glide baits can be incredible, let us show you how to be successful as we catch some nice Clearlake bass.

Glide Baits have a remarkable ability to trigger a feed response in bass. Learning how to use them to your advantage can change your Spring fishing. These baits naturally draw larger than average bass due to their size (drawing power) but if you don’t know what to do when those fish appear, it can be incredibly frustrating! Pay close attention to the guy’s hands as they twitch and work the baits to trigger a feed response and convert these bass from casual followers to aggressive biters. 

We’re all struggling to adapt during these difficult times. The virus is causing lake closures, fishing bans, and a whole range of difficult circumstances for anglers.  If you’re still able to get out on the water and want to maximize your limited time with a shot at a giant bass, the glide bait could be your best bet for success. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits, equipment, and component upgrades the guys used to find success today. Stock hardware on most of these baits is severely lacking, you absolutely want to upgrade both the hooks and split rings to avoid bend outs when you hook the fish of a lifetime. 

The Baits… 

-Storm Arashi Glide (Threadfin Shad):

Other Great Colors- Oikawa Mesu, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout)

-Baitsanity Antidote Slow Sink (Shad):

Other Great Colors- Summer Shad, Killer Shad

-G-Ratt Sneaky Pete 7.5 (Hitch):

Other Great Colors- Green Perch, Baby Trout

-S Waver 200 (Light Trout):

Other Great Colors- Bluegill, Warden Hitch

Open Water GlideBaits (Not Used Today)… 

-Baitsanity Explorer:

-Deps Slide Swimmer 250:

-Gan Craft Jointed Claw 230:

Hardware Upgrades… 

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 5 or 6:

Hooks- Owner ST-56 (3X Strong) Size 1:

Tim’s High-End Combo… 

Rod- Megabass Destroyer 7’11” Onager:

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG:

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid:

Leader- 30 lb Sunline FC100 Fluorocarbon:

Matt’s Budget Combo… 

Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H:

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG:

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid:

Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100 Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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