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When is a good time to throw swim baits its still cold here but its supposed to hit 70 all next Week with rain so that should warm the water. So would that be a good time to start using swimbaits I have a ton of them but never had luck I have mostly soft swimbaits and a few hard ones.

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Swimbaits can be thrown year round with success. Generally when its cold its best to fish them painfully slow. If its cold the fish are probably in pre-spawn and if you hit it at the right time you can put some really big bags together.

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I prefer to fish them when the water is warmer and the fish are more active. You can catch fish with them year round but I think there is better options than a swimbait in colder water.

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I prefer to fish them when the water is warmer and the fish are more active. You can catch fish with them year round but I think there is better options than a swimbait in colder water.

When you rule out options you sell your self short. Any bait out there has its time and place. There is no one bait that works all the time. It is what works at that moment in time and swimbaits have their place just like jigs, shakey heads, drop shot etc... I know of guys who have 15-20 fish days in northern states like Idaho, Minnasota and Colorado on swimbaits, in water temps that are in the 30's, (we only get down to the high 40's here) with outside temps in the teens and snow on the ground.

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Thanks I might let em sit a little more befor I start throwing em fishing slow is my biggest weakness and ill loose all confidence in swimbaits if I throw em now and fish em to fast

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Was watching Bassmasters yesterday, Skeet Reese was saying that he finds it best to throw them in low light conditions... I don't know if he's right or not, I don't throw swimbaits, though I have grabbed a bunch to use this year....

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I seen the same thing yesterday idk though cuz I'm in ny and swimbates seem to me to be a southern giant bass thing. Granted I manage to catch a few slobs each year its just a handfull 90% of my bass are 1-3 lb range the rest are 4-6 range but I have got a 7lber earlier in the week

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gotta say up til yesterday i wouldve said swim baits were over priced pieces of plastic but after hooking into a 6 lb slaunch monkey( think thats what zona says)on a money minnow am a believer and a changed man for the record, it was only in the 50's when she smashed it so theyll work in colder conditions too

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I seen the same thing yesterday idk though cuz I'm in ny and swimbates seem to me to be a southern giant bass thing. Granted I manage to catch a few slobs each year its just a handfull 90% of my bass are 1-3 lb range the rest are 4-6 range but I have got a 7lber earlier in the week

I've had 12 inch bass eat 7" Ospreys. I've had dinks around 8 inches eat 4" and 5" hollows. The misconception is purely in your head. It's an effective tactic in certain situations; bass are bass, north, south, east, or west they're all the same. If they can get their face around it, they'll try it at some point. Sometimes when they can't get their face around it they'll try anyhow.

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