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Old 07-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have sub surfaced or "waked a swimbait in other then clear water with some pretty good success. The way I do it is I use the Scrounger head jig for my swimbait/supper fluke swimmin type baits. after the cast if you start your retrieve you can very your retrieve to get the very top of the bill to come almost to the surface. You get awesome action with the bait and the bass can really key in on it even in darker water. You just have to play with retrieve speed and where your rod tip is to get the action you want.
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I have had great success with wakebaits, worked around the edges of weedbeds, I use braid in these situations so if I hang it up I can snatch it loose, with a wake bait I dont think the visibility of the braid is an issue. I have also used them on shallow flats early in the morning when the shad are schooling up, you can pretty much steer them around the laydowns and stumps and hang on when you do.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Piggy backing on Yankeebass's statement....try a Scrounger with a 7" Spearworm on it...Retrieve it just 1/2"to 1" below the surface...



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