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Advice on swim baits and drop shots.

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Alright you Cali guys, I need some advice on the swim baits you guys throw..First off I know your conditions may be a little different since I live in Georgia, but I am curious about these baits..What conditions,time of the year, baitcasters,line,rods,presentation of the lure do you guys fish..Any advice would be appreciated..

Also for drop shotting what conditions and when do you like to throw this technique..

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I, myself, don't know much about swim baits but I have just recently started experimenting with the drop shot.  It was a slow process at first but I have picked up on it pretty quickly.  Still got lots of room to impove.

Anyway, I use the drop shot when the fish are in a negative mood, under high volume pressure, or just when fishing conditions call for tough fishing.  

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what kind of bait do you use with the drop shot? oh yeah, dude, slugos and centipedes work great with drop shot rigs!!! you can even try putting a jig as the end weight, and a slugo as the main bait to entice those lethargic bass.. go ahead, try it!!!!

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What conditions

Anytime is good time to cast a swimbait

time of the year

Anytime of the year is a good time to cast a swimbait ( oh well, as long as the water is in solid form but since you are in GA there isn 't much problem there )

baitcasters

You don 't need a baitcaster to fish with swimbaits, Fish Chris, the local big bass guru fishes swimbaits with spinning gear if I remember well. What you need is a reel capable of handling heavy line. Your regular baitcaster will handle swimbaits without effort.

line

Some guys swear for braided to swimbait, I use Trilene Big Game 17 lb test

rods

Rod depends on the weight of swimbait you plan to fish with, less than 2 ounces a good heavy action rod capable of handling 1 1/2 ounce baits with a 9 " or longer handle will be enough ( like Mattlures swimbaits, Fish arrow Monster Jack Jr, Gan Craft Jointed Claw, LC Amago & Real California ), for heavier lures you 'll need a swimbait rod. The same rod I use for flipping is the rod I use for swimbaiting.

presentation of the lure do you guys fish

That varies on the conditions and how you want to present your offering beacuse there are swimbaits ( soft, hard & hybrid ) for everything: slow sinking, medium sinking, fast sinking, shallow diving, top water.

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I just bought a yum sweet something swim bait..

They are 5 inches long..Im curious do you swim it  at a steady retrieve or do you yo yo stop and go or what..Thanks for the responses so far..

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