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Keitech swimbaits... Few questions

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hey guys,

 Im thinking about getting a few Keitech swimbaits and curious as to what size would be the goto for bass? Should I go with the Swings? Fat Swings? Easys?

 

 Also, should I be using a weight head jig hook or more of a keel weight hook? What size?

 

Appreciate it.

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I really like the 3.8" and the 4.3" for smallmouth.  I actually really like Strike King Shakey Heads for these but I use Strike King Squadron heads as well. 

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I have had fine luck with them and LMB.  I have exclusively used mine as trailers for chatterbaits or on an underspin.  I think 3.8" or 4.3" is an ideal size, although I have also caught plenty on the 4.8" Swing Impact Fat in Bluegill Flash.

 

When putting them on an underspin head I like to pick the weight of the head based on the depth I want to run.  1/4oz keeps things pretty shallow.  1/2oz will be closer to 6-8ft in my limited experience at a modest retrieve speed.

 

If I weren't running an underspin I would probably default to a belly weighted hook.

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I'm know plenty of folks that catch plenty of LM on them, I just don't fish a lot of places that have shad as a main forage base so the keitechs aren't my usual go to's when I'm going after green ones.  I almost always flip/pitch/frog for LM.  I have thrown the 4.8" on a belly weighted hook (Owner Beast 4/0) and they work well. Like the post above, they are great as a swim jig or bladed jig trailer also.

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Pretty much all sizes and jig heads and belly weighted work well you will want a variety of both. Use the jig heads as much as possible and use the belly weighted hooks when the cover is too much for the jig head.

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I'm using the 3.8" FAT swing's and with a War Eagle underspin head, it's a bit heavy, but it has great action in the water and casts quite well.

 

I'm thinking of rigging one up with a belly-weighted hook and trying that out.

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i only use the fat impact, the normal impacts are pretty thin and will get torn in half much easier. As for size, I'll go down to the 2.8 on a little jighead or up to the 5.8 on an owner beast hook. I'll use them as trailer in the 4.3 size. 

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