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Has anyone tried these? I bought a pack in the white pearl and rigged it with a BPS 5/0 1/8 oz swimbait hook. These things are deadly. If you have not used them yet, I highly recommend them. Plus, you cannot beat the price of $2.99/6 pack. These are my new favorite swim baits.

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Owner Beast if I'm fishing them by themselves or I use them as swim jig trailers. I agree with you that they are very good baits @ their $3.99 price tag.

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How do you guys rig them? Texas or with a swimbait weighted hook?

Hook exposed light jig head. I needed to thin down the tail section to increase it's action with a 3/16oz. jig head.

oe

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I have used them and caught fish on them, but I suggest giving the Bitter's naked swimmer a try. IMO they're much better than the grass pig. They have a great action even at really slow speeds. I use them all the time, and prefer them over any other swim baits, with the RI skinner dipper as my second favorite.

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Ive decided to throw more of these styled baits this season, Working them in deep and shallow grass. Have you find a particular situation where these baits really shine? Also what line are you primarily throwing them on? Braid or fluoro?

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Tstone is right about the Bitters Naked Swimmer!  I've fished both the RI Skinny and Little Dipper and the Grass Pig. 

 

The Naked Swimmer outperforms all of them.  A tad softer, more action in water with less effort.

 

And, best.....2 packs for $5.00!! 

 

Smoking Shad color works best so far for me.

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Ive decided to throw more of these styled baits this season, Working them in deep and shallow grass. Have you find a particular situation where these baits really shine? Also what line are you primarily throwing them on? Braid or fluoro?

I've found them to be very effective fishing ponds. I didn't do anything but "cast and crank" last summer from the bank and caught some nice ones. Also I've had good luck using them on an A-Rig. They make good swim jig trailers. I always throw mine on straight braid. When out on my boat I fish them in and around grass with the same type of technique, mostly cast and wind. I try to make them bang into the grass stalks and any wood that may be in the water.

 

Bottom line for me I guess is simply that these baits catch fish pretty well given the right conditions.  They're easy to fish to boot.  

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I've found them to be very effective fishing ponds. I didn't do anything but "cast and crank" last summer from the bank and caught some nice ones. Also I've had good luck using them on an A-Rig. They make good swim jig trailers. I always throw mine on straight braid. When out on my boat I fish them in and around grass with the same type of technique, mostly cast and wind. I try to make them bang into the grass stalks and any wood that may be in the water.

 

Bottom line for me I guess is simply that these baits catch fish pretty well given the right conditions.  They're easy to fish to boot.  

Thanks War eagle, I ended up setting it up on 50 lb braid yesterday!

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Great as a swim jig trailer!!!!! Just take about a in. off of the head and your good to go!

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Thanks War eagle, I ended up setting it up on 50 lb braid yesterday!

50 is what I use 90% of the time with those baits myself. Have used 40 with no problems as well.

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Didn't find the length of the Naked Swimmer when I googled the site...???

oe

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Has anyone tried these? I bought a pack in the white pearl and rigged it with a BPS 5/0 1/8 oz swimbait hook. These things are deadly. If you have not used them yet, I highly recommend them. Plus, you cannot beat the price of $2.99/6 pack. These are my new favorite swim baits.

I heard they are awesome on the back of a swim jig too once you trim them down some.

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Didn't find the length of the Naked Swimmer when I googled the site...???

oe

 

 

Havoc grass pig on top, naked swimmer below it

 

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Ive decided to throw more of these styled baits this season, Working them in deep and shallow grass. Have you find a particular situation where these baits really shine? Also what line are you primarily throwing them on? Braid or fluoro?

 

 

I use 40lb braid, 5/0 twistlock hook, and a 1/8 oz weight pegged. My most productive pattern is swimming them through pads and pausing every so often to let them swim down. I have caught fish on them topwater, swimming them shallow through grass, and even in deeper water just letting them swim to the bottom. Great all around baits.

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I like the grass pig on a football head with no weedguard. Either a straight retrieve or stroked along the bottom or over weeds. Put a whole one on the back of a spinnerbait or swimjig for a good big fish presentation. 

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My dad hooked in 30 bass the other day on these. Apparently bps sent him a free bag so he brought them and he had the 3.5 inch version rigged on 8lb test with a 1/8 ounce split shot above it. He was catching some big ones too. The small one gets a lot of bites

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