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Spinnerbait Vs Swim Jig

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Swim jig gets thrown in places a spinnerbait can't be worked correctly. I still use a swim jig over a spinnerbait more times than not.

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A swim jig or bladed jig to me is a less flashy presentation than a spinner bait and can be put in places where a spinner bait cannot. They can be fished is thick vegetation as well as open water and I don't think many guys are doing it unless they are on a lake where that is the predominant pattern. Give it a try and experiment with different trailers.

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I use a swim jig in heavier cover, and/or clearer water...........which for me, means about 90% of the time. I keep my trailer selection simple.....Rage tail grub, if that ain't working, they are probably not on a swim jig bite that day.

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Do you guys use split tail trailers or a grub or swwimbait

I choose a trailer depending on how I'm fishing that day. On the swim jig i choose between a rage tail grub, rage craw, or the caffeine swimming shad. I usually go with grubs or craw if I'm near docks because i can skip it better and a shad type trailer for open water. On the pure poison swim jig i try to stick with a fluke style trailer without the boot tail so it does not impede on the action of the blade. Just remember to keep it simple and if it feels good and looks good do it.

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i use a rage craw or subwoofer for a trailer depending on if they are nipping at the tail or inhaling it.

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They both have a place in my bag of tricks and both get used and produce equally well. Seams like every time I think I should be using one I end up using the other to get the bites, but, hey, that's fishing!

 

As far as trailers, I pretty much use grubs, although I like a zonker strip on my spinnerbaits as well and an Indiana blade on my swim jig.

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I have had good luck this year using bothe the Rage Tail Menace and Shellcracker as a

trailer on the Siebert Tournament Swim Jig and North Star Original Swim Jig.

 

 

 

 

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chatter type baits i find work best in dirty water situations where visibility is low. I clear water you want to abuse the fishes ability to see a lot of flash, which mimicks baitfish. I suggest you watch KVD's spinnerbait DVD. Its amazing.

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There are no cut and dry rules but typically for me I like:

Swimjigs from late spring to fall.

Spinnerbaits in early spring, just before ice up, and in water with very low visibility.

Both have their place and at times both can work equally as effective. You can also add a chatterbait in the mix as well as another bait that fishes similar to the spinnerbait and swimjig.

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I'll use a swim jig in situations where the fish are pressured, either by the weather or anglers.  They usually shun flashy/noisy baits, but will respond to the more subtle action of a swim bait or swim jig.  I'll also opt for one when the spinnerbait bite dies and I still feel the fish are in the area.

The only time I use a trailer on a spinnerbait is in the spring when I want to present a larger profile and keep the presentation on the slow side. When I do, it's the same Kalin's grub I use on the jig.

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I the thing is I only get spinner bait bites during the early spring. Im stocking up now to get my collection of spinner baits together. If a swim jig is finesse then its my best bet for the lake i fish. At my pond the fish are more aggressive, but the lake fish are a little more wary. I have to do what i did with all my other techniques, fish them and only them until i develop confidence in them.

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Swim jigs can really excel in clear water, when the extra flash and thump of a spinnerbait can turn the fish off.

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I the thing is I only get spinner bait bites during the early spring. Im stocking up now to get my collection of spinner baits together. If a swim jig is finesse then its my best bet for the lake i fish. At my pond the fish are more aggressive, but the lake fish are a little more wary. I have to do what i did with all my other techniques, fish them and only them until i develop confidence in them.

are you fishing from shore or boat/kayak etc?

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I'll use a swim jig in situations where the fish are pressured, either by the weather or anglers. They usually shun flashy/noisy baits, but will respond to the more subtle action of a swim bait or swim jig. I'll also opt for one when the spinnerbait bite dies and I still feel the fish are in the area.

The only time I use a trailer on a spinnerbait is in the spring when I want to present a larger profile and keep the presentation on the slow side. When I do, it's the same Kalin's grub I use on the jig.

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