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   I picked up some Cabela's 3.5" Swimbaits last time out at Bass Pro and was truly impressed with the kicking action of tail on a very slow retrieve or just letting it fall on a slack line. Using a 1/8oz. darter style head. 

 

  What other "smaller size" swimbaits that take no effort to get tail kicking and heads do you guys like ?

 

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Strike King's swimm'n caffeine shad's are my go to in KVD magic color.

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4 hours ago, stratoliner92 said:

   I picked up some Cabela's 3.5" Swimbaits last time out at Bass Pro and was truly impressed with the kicking action of tail on a very slow retrieve or just letting it fall on a slack line. Using a 1/8oz. darter style head. 

 

  What other "smaller size" swimbaits that take no effort to get tail kicking and heads do you guys like ?

 

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Those look exactly like the Big Bite Baits. Glad that you like it so much.

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34 minutes ago, georgeyew said:

Those look exactly like the Big Bite Baits. Glad that you like it so much.

How do you like their Suicide Shad? They have some nice colors in that lineup

 

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I really like the Missile baits Shockwaves!  In the fishalicous color.

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RI Little dipper in bad shad and whatever they are calling their white color.

 

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The smaller size YUM Pulse swimbait is great. I can literally watch my line "pulsing" from the tail thumping while the bait is sinking when it's calm out, a lot of times it will be interrupted by a sharp "jump" on the way down though :)

 

I fish them on one of my 1/8oz heads from the Midwest Finesse mold with a 1/0 hook. 

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Small Rage swimmers got a great thump. I rig it t rigged and peg the sinker.

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Dark Sleeper - slow roll on the bottom or fish it like a jig (I usually do both on a long cast).

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I second the Yum Pulse 3.5. Haven't had a ton if time using it but has worked well by itself or as a spinnerbait trailer. 

 

Berkley Grass Pig Jr on a small swim jig has been good to me in the past too. 

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Just tried some 3" keitech easy shiners and really like them so far. I like the shape and colors of them more so than the ribbed types like swing impacts.

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Another one that I have had great success with is the P-Line Kick-R minnow in 4". I would say as far as kick it is between the Keitech Easy Shad and Fat Impact. Caught a lot of fish in clear water using it as a swim jig trailer or on a Owner 5/32oz weighted swim jig head.

 

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B Fish'n Pulse-R has the best tail movement at slow speeds that I've seen.  They get their tails bit off often, though.  The Berkley Grass Pig Jr is a pretty good and inexpensive small paddle tail.

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Another vote for the Fat Swing Impact.

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On 5/25/2019 at 10:13 PM, FishinBuck07 said:

I really like the Missile baits Shockwaves!  In the fishalicous color.

I just started experimenting with small swimbaits, and these have been great for me. Bonus is that they are a Virginia company, and I like to keep things local. 

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4 minutes ago, ShenandoahAngler said:

I just started experimenting with small swimbaits, and these have been great for me. Bonus is that they are a Virginia company, and I like to keep things local. 

I caught my PB largemouth a few summers ago on one under matted grass.  I usually fish them weightless on a screwlock hook, swim them then kill it and let it fall they usually kill it on the fall.  For some reason the places I fish I have better luck with the Missile baits than say a Keitech.

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Y’all are gonna think I’m crazy, which I might be, but I enjoy using Swim Senkos and have had success with them. 

 

I’ll put it on a jig head and swim it. When I met Gary Yamamoto he suggested to use it pitching and flipping. 

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I like a hand poured 4in. Keitech  knock off from a guy out of OK. That section just before the boot is a little thinner than the Keitech and that thing really thumps on the retrieve.  Every now and then, an overly aggressive bluegill will pull the tail off, but loosing a soft bait occasionally is part of the game.

 

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Were the tails on those jacked up being packaged like that? Trying to find quality paddle tails like these that don't come with a half pack of garbage due to out of place tails from packaging.

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On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 1:08 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

The smaller size YUM Pulse swimbait is great. I can literally watch my line "pulsing" from the tail thumping while the bait is sinking when it's calm out, a lot of times it will be interrupted by a sharp "jump" on the way down though :)

 

I fish them on one of my 1/8oz heads from the Midwest Finesse mold with a 1/0 hook. 

+1 ... The YUM 3.5" Pulse swim bait is very under rated ! I also found out that the SO (sponsor)  standard or XL Midwest Finesse jig heads in 1/16th to 3/16h oz. with  #1 or 1/0 Owner hooks are outstanding (great color selection too !) ... For the FAT Swing Impact 2.8" I like the standard size Midwest Finesse jig head in 1/16th oz. to 3/16th oz. and the #1 size Owner hook ... Best jig heads going for small size swim baits !

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2" Eurotackle B-Vibe in green pumpkin is my go to "smaller size" swimbait I fish them on a small darter jighead.

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I keep two. Swim Senko and Rage Swimmer. Jighead, keel weighted hook, bare hook, T-rigged; there is no wrong way to fish them. 

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On 5/27/2019 at 12:47 AM, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

The best out there Keitech swing impact fats 2.8"

^^^^uh,huh^^^

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