Swimbaits and Underspins – All The Info (Winter Fishing)

Underspins and Finesse Swimbaits are both proven baits in Winter. Their fish catching ability is beyond question… but how do you know which one to throw? What makes a finesse swimbait get more bites one day and an underspin work so much better the next? Do you know when to use each style to consistently catch cold water bass? 

Swimbaits do an amazing job of imitating baitfish. Their natural presentation lures bites from cold water and warm water bass alike. When nothing else seems to be working, the swimbait can still get bit. However, its effectiveness is reliant on visibility. Understanding when its time to switch size, color, or abandon it in favor of the underspin is the trick. 

Underspins get their effectiveness from the flash and vibration the blade provides. Its that extra element that helps fish locate the bait in off colored water. It also helps them locate your lure amongst natural baitfish. However, it has its drawbacks. As water color changes its effectiveness can stop in the blink of an eye. Again, the key is knowing when to switch. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits and heads Matt discussed in the video. He included 3 sizes of swimbait head and 3 sizes of underspin as well as a variety of swimbaits. We hope you take the information in this video and fish with confidence the next time you’re on the water!

Swimbait Heads… 

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2Pqrq3n

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS


-Blade Runner Spintrix Head 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

-Hog Farmer War Pig 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2pcQnRP

-Cool Baits Down Under 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Swim Jigsā€¦

-California Swim Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx


-Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-River2Sea D Walker: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

-XZone Lures Swammer: http://bit.ly/2PogV0q

-Jackall Rhythm Wave: http://bit.ly/2m78LM9

Great Finesse Swimbait Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Aldebaran 50 MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- Sunline Assassin 10 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget All-Around Swimbait Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’2″ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2QADLTq

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 XT HG: http://bit.ly/2BRTYL8

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9