Here are 3 setting up approaches I have used to capture bass with paddletail swimbaits.
Throwing swimbaits for bass is a very easy method to offer your lure from top to bottom in clear water if it is rigged correctly. The appeal of a paddletail swimbait is that it can be rigged various means to make it drop vertically with its head down or swim flat. It can likewise be set up weedless for angling around cover or with the hook exposed for swimming in open water.
Swimbaits For Bass: Weighted Hooks
These hooks normally feature lead weight built responsible and some sort of screw lock on the hook eye for maintaining the swimbait head affixed to the hook. The weighted hook can be made use of with either a hollow or solid body swimbait and also enables you to Texas gear the swimbait so the appeal is weedless.
The weight on the bend of the hook likewise creates the lure to remain straight as the swimbait is falling to create an extra natural-looking swimming action. A swimbait rigged thus is perfect for swimming around docks and also cover or through colleges of suspended bass.
Swimbaits For Bass: Jigheads
Several attraction manufacturers provide a range of jigheads made especially for hollow or solid body swimbaits. Jigheads are available in light weights such as 1/8- or 1/4-ounce sizes for running swimbaits near the surface or heavier models in 1/2- or 3/4-ounce dimensions for jumping along all-time low.
Swimbaits attached to jigheads drop head initially so this arrangement functions best for upright jigging or rubbing a swimbait off all-time low. The hook is exposed on this gear so you will certainly need to throw this swimbait in open water or around sporadic cover.
Swimbaits For Bass: Internal Weighting
This is the best rigging system I have tried for stopping connected bass from leaving hollow-body swimbaits. My rig contains a short piece of plastic tube from a WD-40 spray can, a bullet worm weight and also a treble hook. After placing the tube right into the swimbait’s nose, make a slight cut in the attraction’s stubborn belly and string your line through the lure and the tube’s belly.
Slide the sinker on the line and afterwards link the treble hook on the line. Draw on the line before the lure’s nose so the sinker glides up into the hook and also the belly hangs simply outside the stomach. The revealed treble hook restrictions this rig to open-water discussions.