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My fishing is over for the season and I'm thinking about next year . What would be  some good snagless soft   swimbaits to fish in the  thickest of  brush ? I want it to have a lot of thump when I kill it . When the bait  falls I want the bass to feel that tail kicking  . It could  be a paddle tail worm also  , it just needs to have a lot of action on the drop .  

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I use a Keitech 4.8" Swing Impact Fat on a 4/0 Owner Beast EWG in that exact situation. Sometimes I go weightless, sometimes I go weighted if I want faster fall. If you need some flash or vibration, add a hitchhiker blade, like the Talon custom lure colorado blade.

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Rage Swimmer, Menace, Cut-R and Eeliminator.

GYCB Kut-Tail

MegaStrike MegaTube Craw

 

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23 minutes ago, Junger said:

Keitech 4.8" Swing Impact Fat

Just watched an under-water video and that is exactly what I'm looking for . 

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Don’t count out a Rage Tail Structure Bug or Space Monkey rigged with the Rage Rig on a weighted swimbait hook.. it will give a little more action on the vertical fall and can be retrieved also like a swimbait 

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Zoom paddle tail worm works well. Very slender so it goes on and put of cover well

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Gambler ez with hollow point.

 

Goes through anything.  I skip them into overhanging bushes and briars all the time.

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I use a zipper paddle tail that I make myself I got the mold at lurecraft.  I have been using it for years and still works well. The tail has a lot of material to it so it thumps, the bait is 4" and beefy.

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Keitech have very soft plastic wich gives good action but also tears easily.  I have trouble keeping them on the hook when making contact with brush/heavy cover.  I have been using a grub if I want lots of tail action when pitching to cover.  If I think they want the paddle tail I'll use something cheaper and more resilient than a keitech. Something like a havoc grass pig or bass assassin die dapper.  If you don't mind going through baits keitech is the way to go.

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Big EZ on a beast hook

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I have some Money Minnows but I  want    more action when I kill it .

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I like a Gambler EZ swimmer or little EZ. I'll use either a 3/0 or 4/0 weighted Mustad grip pin hook. Sometimes I'll use it like a buzzbait in the shallow brush or in the deeper stuff slow roll it. 

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16 hours ago, IndianaOutdoors said:

Keitech have very soft plastic wich gives good action but also tears easily.  I have trouble keeping them on the hook when making contact with brush/heavy cover.  I have been using a grub if I want lots of tail action when pitching to cover.  If I think they want the paddle tail I'll use something cheaper and more resilient than a keitech. Something like a havoc grass pig or bass assassin die dapper.  If you don't mind going through baits keitech is the way to go.

I picked up some of the grass pigs and have recently tried them as a trailer on a chatterbait. I wasn't real impressed with the tail kick, but, I will say they do seem durable.

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3 hours ago, Sifuedition said:

I picked up some of the grass pigs and have recently tried them as a trailer on a chatterbait. I wasn't real impressed with the tail kick, but, I will say they do seem durable.

I don't fish swimbait much. But use the grass pig as a swim jig and chatterbait trailer and liked the action. Maybe I should try a keitech fat impact.

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Has anyone tried any of the elaztech paddle tails?  Seems like they would be the most resistant to tearing and might me supple enough to have good action.

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I picked up some Reaction Innovation swimbaits to use as a chatterbait trailer. Finally got to throw one today and I like the tail kick on those better than the grass pigs.

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Well, since you're in Yankeeland and up there any 5 lb dink is considered a big momma ...... hell, be a man and fish with a real swimbait, get yourself a Hudd 68.... who knows maybe you’ll catch a 6 lb dink. 

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50 minutes ago, Raul said:

Well, since you're in Yankeeland and up there any 5 lb dink is considered a big momma ...... hell, be a man and fish with a real swimbait, get yourself a Hudd 68.... who knows maybe you’ll catch a 6 lb dink. 

LOL   out of my price range .

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1 hour ago, scaleface said:

LOL   out of my price range .

Darn ! There’s always a catch ......

 

Story of my life, when it’s available I’m dirt poor and when I got a little money the danged thing ain’t available.

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2 hours ago, Raul said:

Well, since you're in Yankeeland and up there any 5 lb dink is considered a big momma ...... hell, be a man and fish with a real swimbait, get yourself a Hudd 68.... who knows maybe you’ll catch a 6 lb dink. 

That is COLD BRAH!!!

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