How to Fish a Small Swimbait with Bob Downey

Fri, July 29, 2022

Bassmaster Elite, Bob Downey, likes fishing a small swimbait for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, because it is an effective bait from 2 feet all the way to 30+ feet of water. There are two retrieves Bob likes to employ, with the first being a really long cast and a slow reeling retrieve at a nice, easy pace back to the boat and let the reel do the work. The second way to fish a small swimbait is around offshore structures, where you can fish a slow retrieve deep in the water column near the bottom. In both cases, you are not wanting to impart a lot of action with the rod and let the slow, steady retrieve with your reel make the swimbait tail kick at a nice, steady pace.

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