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Anyone finesse swimbait fish? By finesse I mean 3 inch boot tails with like a 1/8 ball head. Seems like a good way to catch spooky fish in clear water. Any info would be appreciated.

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Nope.  ;)

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Video about it on *** was posted a few days ago. Would be a good reference.

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I like the Reaction Innovations Little Dippers 

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that way will work but i prefer rigging them weedless. either paddle tails or flukes.

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Don't ever use them on Lake Erie in the spring. The four and five pounders that you can catch all day make it hard to find that seven or eight pounder by Power fishing.

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Don't ever use them on Lake Erie in the spring. The four and five pounders that you can catch all day make it hard to find that seven or eight pounder by Power fishing.

gosh I hate that problem

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3'' Ripple Shad+1/8th oz jig = the worst bait ever for spooky bass. ;)

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Swimbaits were born out west to represent planted rainbow trout that are 6" to 12" long.

Miniaturizing swimbaits to represent baitfish like bluegill, crappie, Threadfin shad followed. When you get shorter than 4" designing swimbait to swim properly becomes tricky for hard lures, far easier for soft plastics.

Matt Lures makes some good soft bluegill and crappie swimbaits. Basstrix makes good hollow body soft swimbaits, the 4" Little Creepers Trash Fish is a good soft swimbait.

There are dozens of 3" to 4" boot tail or kick tail soft plastic lures like Keitech available, calling those swimbaits is a stretch. The Sassy Shad and Worm King dates back about 25 years.

Bill Seimentel introduced Spro BBZ series hard shad swimbaits in 3" and 4" , I consider those, Littler Creepers and Matts as finesse swimbaits.

Tom

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4" & 5" Big hammer swim tails... Many ways to rig these also.

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3-31/2 inch Keitech Swing Impact w/ owner ultra head finesse size1 hook - 1/16.  spinning rod. 6lb test.

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3'' Ripple Shad+1/8th oz jig = the worst bait ever for spooky bass. ;)

 

This is exactly what I was going to say!!!!  Terrible bait for walleyes too... ;)

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3" Swing Impacts on a drop shot rig are good.

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3" Swing Impacts on a drop shot rig are good.

I've always thought about trying that if the water has a little stain to it

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Bento minnows are awesome little swimmers and I am also excited to give the 5" mag draft a go next season too.  I realize that's a bit different since it's a bit bigger but still in the same school of thought- it's only like .75oz rigged.        

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Bento minnows are awesome little swimmers and I am also excited to give the 5" mag draft a go next season too. I realize that's a bit different since it's a bit bigger but still in the same school of thought- it's only like .75oz rigged.

I've looked at those before, look pretty sharp.

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Anyone finesse swimbait fish? By finesse I mean 3 inch boot tails with like a 1/8 ball head. Seems like a good way to catch spooky fish in clear water. Any info would be appreciated.

 

Basically what inshore saltwater fishermen have been doing for half a century.  DOA C.A.L.'s, Lunker City, Z-man, Strike King, some amazing laminated boot tails come out of the San Diego area that are aimed at kelp fishing and sea bass. 

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3" boot tail grub on a Scrounger head. 

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