Catalog Topic #8: Swimbaits - Wakebaits
Wakebaits combine the worlds of topwaters with swimbaits, and the combination can produce some of the most vicious and most impressive topwater strikes that you will ever see. Limiting yourself to only fishing these lures on top, though, can greatly reduce the number of fish that you will catch on these lures.
1. While awesome on top, wakebaits, more specifically, soft plastic wakebaits, are super realistic when fished below the surface. Alternate between the surface approach and the sub-surface approach, until the bass tell you what they like the most.
2. Fish these lures in the clearest water possible. Most lakes go through clear stages, due to drought, etc., so fishing these lures at one point or another will be available for most anglers. Fishing these lures in dingy water is basically a fruitless endeavor. You are literally trying to show the fish an easy meal that they can eat. Remember this, and the success rate will go up through the roof.