Over the past couple of years, the swim jig has grown in popularity, and rightfully so––it catches big bass. The components of swim jigs include a streamline skirt, an arrow- or cone-style head, a light-wire hook, and a thin weed guard. Selecting your soft-plastic trailer to imitate forage is crucial:
1. To replicate a shad, use a paddle-tail swimbait, like the Jackall Rhythm Wave or Ammonite Shad. The paddle tail also puts off more vibration than most trailers, making it an ideal choice when the water is dirty.
2. When fishing over lily pads, replicate a swimming frog or crawfish, using a craw or twin-tailed grub. The double-tailed baits allow your bait to ride level, and do not fall to one side or the other.
3. For the ultimate in finesse fishing use a single-tail grub, which can also be worked through thick cover without getting snagged.
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