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Target Spotted Bass With Finesse Swimbaits

Here’s an informative spotted bass tip from John Crews on how to catch spotted bass in clear water, but it works equally well for smallmouth and largemouth bass too.

At the heart of the rig is a light ball head jig and small 3 1/2-inch boot-tail swimbait.

Crews stresses the importance of jig head weight as it relates to lure running depth and speed of retrieve, and provides his three favorites sizes for 95% of swimbait situations he encounters. Light line and a moderate power rod round out this system that’ll guaranteed help you put fish in the boat on clear water lakes, rivers or impoundments near you.

Featured Product:
-Missile Baits Shockwave 3.5”:
-Gamakatsu Round Jig Head:
-Motorguide X5 Trolling Motor, 45” 36V 105lbs Thrust:
-Hydrowave H2:
-Sunline FC Sniper Fluorocarbon line, 6lb:
-Cashion Spinning Rod 7′ Medium:

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  1. What size head works best 4 Swimbaits???

  2. I don't like those Missle Shockwave swimbaits because the tails deform so easily in the pack that it's not even funny! 2 packs totally wasted.

  3. Nice video!

  4. Love finesse swimbaiting! I find that with a good loop knot (kreh's loop), you can bump the line/leader up to 8 or even 10lb test while retaining full action on the swimbait.

  5. Hi John, nice tips on the jig weight retrieve rate. Also the roll you get on the bait. I've noticed that on baits I got over 30 years ago at a sportsman's show combined with a no collar 3/16 oz ball head. Mine are long gone and I've never found anything like it since.
    Also I'm blown away with the electronics available now. I'm surprised they allow the hydro wave in tournaments. I'm aware of E-chips for salmon fishing but not all the noise you can feed the fish now! Amazing! Thanks John, good stuff, great channel!

  6. Great info, but the only luck I have with fluorocarbon on a spinning reel is as a leader. Is the Sunline FC Sniper more compatible with spinning reels than the other brands I've tried?

  7. I fish A LOT of clear water. 15 to 30ft most times and I use an assortment of soft swimbaits. What looks more natural than that? Nothing! I use everything from 7in Basstrix to 2.8in Keitechs. So preach Mr. Crews. Great video guys. W2F rocks!

  8. Thanks for the tips! Love me some swimbaits!

  9. awesome video thanks for the tips

  10. Great video

  11. That's crazy I'm going to Smith Lake tomorrow!!

  12. Definitely going to try that soon!

  13. cool video

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