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What is a good jighead for swimming grubs? Also, what is the time of year is ideal to swim grubs? Thanks for the help.

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try a darter head or put it on a swim jig

 

I never really swim them personally I just put them on roundball jig heads for walleyes and sometimes smallies

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a ball head with a 45* tie works for me

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when i was a little one for ponds, my number one go to bait was a orange grub on a beetle spin set up. Bass, crappie and perch loved that little lure.

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Definitely the darter head.  It helps it swim better and track straight and if you come into contact with any brush or grass, it will help it come through a lot easier.  I also believe the darter head casts slightly better than a round head.  It may be in my head but I seem to get a little more distance with a darter.  

 

As for swimming grub applications, Winter and Summer are the most productive times for swimming a grub.  The fish tend to be suspended and grouped up which is perfect for this technique.  It will catch a ton of schoolers in the Summer and in Winter, you never know what you're going to hook in to.  I like curl tailed grubs in the warmer water and the stingray, no action grubs in colder water.  

 

Also something to note is that you will get more bites the lighter you go in your line strength.  That goes for just about any technique.

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scrounger jig heads work good too

 

Oh No it does not ~

 

And do not be telling people about this . . . .

 

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A-Jay

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Ball head. If you can't catch'em on that you're either fishing an empty hole or you should hang up the rod

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I used ball heads for like 1000 years, then last year I used the VMC "Ike approved" swim bait heads. They worked pretty good....perhaps I will use them again.

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Another vote for the darthead.

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Pretty much any head will do, but use a shakey head if you want to stop it or bounce it.  If you want/need to rig it weedless, that's a different story.

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Darter head jig about 1/4 oz if you're fishing around 10 to 15 feet of water.

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I've never had much success swimming grubs, although I agree that they look good going through the water.  A singular exception would be dropping them around bridge pilings, swimming them through the shade and out into the sun light or visa versa.  There is a line on bridge pilings, and it varies depending on time of day,  where the shade starts and the sun light stops.  Most of my success has been a foot or so on either side of that line.

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I use them up here as search lures if I'm somewhere new and I'm just trying to find life lol. Ill swim a 3 or 4" grub and catch anything on them to contact where fish would be then switch it up to target the bass specifically. The regular round heads have never done me wrong with swimming them. I may try some darter heads this year just to see the difference.

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Round heads, shakey heads, and swim jig style heads have all worked for me. 


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Weedless swim jig style heads, or on the back of a full skirt swim jig for me. Good stuff!

Try throwing them on a Rattlin Rockport jighead. Murders specks, reds, and bass in Louisiana.

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