Hard Swimbaits

Hard swimbaits are great because some of the built in action of these baits can’t be replicated with the softer swimbaits.  These good hard swimbaits are going to cost you some money though.  It isn’t cheap to create some of these cool looking baits.  Many anglers use the real big swimbaits to target huge bass, but there are smaller versions to use as well.

Best Tips for Swimbaits & Largemouth Bass

Slow & Steady

A slow and steady retrieve will allow a good swimbait to do most of the work for you.  They will have a slight wobble and a tail kick which helps draw plenty of strikes.  Most of the time, all you have to do is get this bait in the right place and wind it in with a slow and steady retrieve to get your bites.

Stop & Go Retrieve

The stop and go retrieve can be effective with swimbaits, especially the hard swimbaits that will sink slowly, rise or just stay suspended while you pause them.  Mix it up at times and on some days, you will find that you will get a lot more bites by slowing down with a stop and go retrieve.  On other days though, a constant swimming action may get a lot more bites.

Go Smaller for More Action

Go Big for Big Largemouth Bass

In Clearer Water, Use More Realistic Looking Swimbaits