Top 5 Finesse Swimbaits For Spring Bass Fishing

Can TINY swimbaits catch BIG bass? You better believe it! Learning how to use small swimbaits as part of your finesse fishing arsenal is a key to consistent success during the ever-changing Spring fishing season. With rain storms, flood waters, and cold snaps, Spring brings a lot of challenges for bass fishing but if you know how to turn to the finesse swimbait, a lot of the struggle can be avoided. 

In recent years the market has been flooded with tiny swimbaits. Every brand makes one and many brands make 2 or 3. How do you know which baits are worth your time? In today’s video we narrow it down to a few select baits. These are the baits that are consistent producers and that provide unique actions you won’t find in most of the swimbaits on the market. 

Knowing exactly which swimbait to throw on a given day will require some practice but remember that the softer the bait, the more likely it will continue to kick well in cold water. The harder the bait, the more likely it will provide a strong vibration in warm water. Below is a breakdown of the heads, baits, and colors that we use when we’re finesse swimbait fishing. 

The heads… 

-TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head:

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (1/0 hook):

-Cool Baits Down Underspin (3/16 oz):

-Megabass Okashira (both sizes):

The baits… 

-Keitech Fat Swing Impact:

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad, Chart/Blue)

-River2Sea D Walker 100:

(PB Red, Shamrock Shad, Silverside)

-Xzone Swammer:

(Tennessee Shad, 210, 309)

-Megabass Spark Shad 3″:

(Purple Haze, Royal Gill, Silver Shad)

-Megabass Dark Sleeper 3″:

(Donko, Haze, Wakasagi)

Alternate Colors To Try… Chartreuse/Blue, Morning Dawn (Pink), All White, Yellow. 

Casting Combo For Mid Size Finesse Swimbaits… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Medium Light +:

Reel- Shimano Curado 150 DC:

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 10 lb Sunline Assassin:

Budget Spinning Combo For Finesse Swimbaits… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7′ Medium Light:

Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500:

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:

Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper:

High-End Spinning Combo For Subtle Bite Detection… 

Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902S SJR:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- Power Pro Braided Line 10 lb:

Leader- Sunline Sniper 5 lb:

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