Best Search Bait Ever?

Mon, December 9, 2019

A small swimbait with an exposed jig hook is simply one of the best ways to get bit. It will catch fish regardless of the season, species, or depth. One of the main advantages of the swimbait is the ability to cover lots of water and find schools of fish, then once you find them you can fine tune your approach and really pick them apart. Seth Feider explains how he uses a finesse swimbait to find and target schools of smallmouth bass. 

He chooses to use a spinning rod regardless of the jig head weight because it allows him to cast further than a baitcaster, a huge advantage when fishing a swimbait. Also, braid to a fluorocarbon leader has less stretch which results in better hook penetration when fish bite far away from the boat. Seth keeps a variety of jig heads in his boat to match the swimbait to the proper depth and size of the bait. If your swimbait is too small for the jig head it will lose a lot of its action, or if the bait is too big fish are likely to miss the hook when they bite. Fishing these finesse swimbaits can be like riding a fine line, but when everything works the fishing can be exceptional. 

Outkast Tackle Golden Eye Swimmer Head

Colors:

Green Pumpkin
White
Unpainted

WEIGHT:

1/8 oz1/4 oz3/8 oz1/2 oz3/4 oz

Hook Size:

1/03/04/05/0
$4.49 – 5.99Product Details
BioSpawn ExoSwim

Colors:

Feider Shad
Lab Magic
Electric Shad
Green Gizzard Shad
Pearl Flash
Green Pumpkin Pearl
Pro Blue Red Pearl
Green Pumpkin

LENGTH:

4"
Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rod

LENGTH:

6'10"7'0"7'1"7'3"7'4"7'6"

POWER:

MMLMH

ACTION:

X-FASTFAST
$179.99 – 289.99Product Details
Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel

GEAR RATIO:

6.2:1

SIZE:

10002000250030004000
Sufix 832 Braid

Colors:

Low-Vis Green
Camo
Coastal Camo
Neon Lime
Ghost

Weight:

6LB8LB10LB15LB20LB30LB40LB50LB65LB

Spool Length:

150 Yards300 Yards1200 Yards
$11.99 – 109.99Product Details
Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon

Weight:

8Lb10Lb12Lb14Lb17Lb20Lb

Spool Length:

200 Yards
$23.99 – 38.99Product Details

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