This bait gives off tremendous vibration and action, which make it a favorite baitfish profile for pre-spawn bass.
- Typically thrown on 15 to 17lb fluorocarbon.
- Med Heavy Action rod.
- Colors - Green Pumpkin or Shad with a Kalins Sizmic Shad paddle tail trailer.
Allows you to cover water quickly and easy to work in all depths of the water column.
- Thrown on 15 to 17lb Fluorocarbon.
- Med Heavy Rod.
- Colors - White/Chartreuse or Shad patterns, with combination of nickel or gold blades.
Tight vibration and profile mimics baitfish, but also provides ability to cover water quickly, working various depths. Tip: Keeping contact with the tops of weeds or bumping cover will lead to more strikes.
- Thrown on 15lb Fluorocarbon or 20-30lb braided line. The braided line will rip through and cut the grass when hung up.
- Medium Action Rod.
- Colors - Craw and shad patterns.
Ability to fish any depth range. Can be rigged with a variety of baits from finesse worms, small swimbait, minnow, or craw presentations. This can be deadly and always one of my favorites.
- Thrown on 20lb Smackdown Seaguar Braid to 8 to 10lb. OR Fluorocarbon Invizx leader/or straight 8-10lb. Fluorocarbon. The braid will provide you more abrasion resistance and help cut thru the grass.
- Med - Med Heavy Rod (spinning preferred), depending on what kind of structure you are fishing.
This is a cast out, let it fall to bottom presentation. Around 90% of strikes happen on initial fall, so no need to work all the way back to boat or shore. Versatile and can be rigged weightless, weedless, wacky, or with a small 3/16 - 1/4 weight.
- Thrown on 15-20lb Fluorocarbon.
- Med-Heavy Rod.
- Colors - Green Pumpkin/Watermelon works best, but I always have a shad color ready to go as well.
Ability to cover water quickly, and fish various depths. There is a wide range of swimbaits on today’s market, so sizes and presentations will vary. I prefer a small 3.8 to 4.8 Paddletail with a 1/4 to 1/2 oz. swimbait head.
- Thrown on 12 - 17lb Fluorocarbon.
- Med - Med-Heavy Rod. Small Paddletail to Large Swimbait.
- Colors - Shad colors, but will experiment depending on water clarity and forage base.
Ability to cover a lot of water, which triggers aggressive strikes for those transition fish looking to take advantage of dying or injured baitfish. Suspended Jerkbaits work best.
- Thrown on 8 to 12lb Fluorocarbon line.
- Med Fast Action Rod.
- Colors - Shad patterns.