The effective and easy-to-use soft-body swimbait is taking the nation by storm. To start your smallmouth search, look for sandy bays with scattered rock or gravel. Rig your swimbait on the lightest jig head you can get away with. Also, look for jig heads with a short shank hook to give the paddle tail swimbait the most action. The Jackall Rhythm Wave is the perfect bait to start out with. It comes in two sizes, a 2.8” and a 3.8”. Start out with the 3.8” to cast further and cover more water, and switch to the 2.8” if the bite is tough. A simple steady and slow retrieve along the bottom will do the trick. The soft-bodied swimbait excels in water temps ranging from 45 to 57 degrees. Having the right rod and line combo will help you work this bait correctly. Look for a 7’-to-7’6” Medium power spinning rod and spool up with 10-pound PowerPro connected to an 8-pound fluorocarbon leader. Having this set up will also you to cast these light baits further and work the baits through cover with less snags.