Some people have a tough time rigging hollow body swimbaits on jig heads. Given the weedless attributes, realism, and walking … Hollow body baits have the advantage of being light and they tend to have a realistic swimming action. All the paddle tail brands are different and have different actions but I have yet to see a solid bait that will swim as well as the hollow ones. #1 Hard Body Swimbaits The hard body swimbaits normally come already equipped with … Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports > Species > Largemouth Bass Fishing: Hollow body swimbaits User Name: Remember Me? As an added bonus they are almost indestructible! Zaldain focuses efforts on areas of difference such as points or holes in the grass. Action is great. There are a lot of different versions of swimbaits on the market but through my experience the Berkley Hollow Belly out performs most of the other brands. We will be doing a series on how to properly rig each swimbait and how to fish each swimbait throughout different conditions. - Justin Horn. Hollow body paddle tail swimbaits are best used with swimbait hooks. Size range: 3 to 8 inches You will need a variety of hook sizes and weights to be an effective swimbait fisherman or  fisherwoman! Probably the best known manufacturer of hollow body swimbaits is Bassrix. Our favorite way to throw them in open water is on a … When it comes to weedless topwater baits, nothing beats the hollow body style. Log in. I know strike king has a head but they don’t have it that light- any other recommendations? Jigheads are an effective way to fish hollow body swimbaits in open water or for shallow presentations. The fact is, high sun concentrates fish in predictable areas ready to ambush prey. Gross has been fishing hollow-body swimbaits for a long time, and for most of that time, he’s also cut the belly of those swimbaits to allow for better hook penetration. Appetizing with a fast and slow retrieve, the LIVETARGET Sunfish Hollow Body delivers a tempting 180-degree swing with a steady twitch and a trail of bubbling attraction with a quick wind. Fact is, while the ultra-limber composition of most hollow-body swimbaits creates fish-tempting action, the baits also tear easily. Hollow body paddle tail baits work best with swimbait hooks because the open space on the hook gives the large bait some extra room. “I like to cut a slit in the head and put a lead tube head in it, 3/8 or ½ ounce and glue it back closed. First off here is How to Rig a True Lock Swimbait Hook: Prizes - Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing - Join True Bass Swimbaits, Sign up for the latest news, offers and styles. Flopping the bait’s tail backward and forward causes it to twist, which combines a roll and shimmy to the swimbait’s body. When a fish bites down on the bait, the body collapses and exposes the hook(s). After he started fishing Hollow-belly swimbaits he came up with a few modifications. April 4, 2019 ODU Admin Bass Fishing Comments Off on FLW Fishing – How Buddy Rigs a Hollow Swimbait Pro bass anglers know all about small tweaks to optimize bait performance and hook-up ratios. These are wide gap hooks that will either have an offset shank or a screw lock to secure the head. Anglers are tinkerers by nature, and Paul Hirosky is just that. Register now!It is easy and done in 1 minute and gives you access to special discounts and much more! Worms. It’s a simple concept a lot of anglers either don’t think about or wouldn’t consider … Stick worm with a tail spinnerDad and I first saw Keith Poche use this bait to finish 3rd in the 2012 … Your email address will not be published. Hollow Paddle Tail Swimbaits. I am guessing you are talking about the paddle tail type baits that are hollow and the solid baits with the same type of design. Page 1 … Hours. Their swimming action is a little harder. There are several different ways to rig them. Fishing Swimbaits In Shallow Water, 0-15' Slow and Steady - When bass are in 5-15' of water relating to cover be it docks, stump fields, laydowns or flooded bushes, fish a … Solid body models are tougher but not so light in the water. And we have our custom made Long-Neck Hooks in 3.5/0 and 5/0 hook sizes for our Swim Baits, Jerk Baits, Shad Tails and our new D.O.A. Join True Bass Swimbaits on Bassmaster FANTASY FISHING for FREE PRIZES every tournament! I want to throw a 1/4 oz head with a 4.5” hollow body swimbait, but I’d like to rig it internally. Examples: Basstrix Swim Bait, Strike King Shadalicious, Yum Money Minnow, 6th Sense Core X Swimbaits. These baits catch big fish!!! Clacker with a 3" Shrimp, we have a nice selection of Short Shank and Long Shank D.O.A. Swimbaits, T Shirts, Hoodies, Hooks, and maybe a fishing trip. Learn how to properly rig these baits. Best soft swimbait on the market bar none. With the slotted body of the ProMinnow, the bottom is open, initially for the weighted hook to slide up into the cavity, but it lends itself really effectively for this spinner. The Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly Swimbait is the only swimbait to contain the Powerbait scent and flavor, which fish hold onto 18x longer than traditional unscented baits. While a plethora of torn baits means there have been a lot of bites, Crow would rather limit his consumption, as well as his rigging time. One of the biggest bass fishing misconceptions is that topwater baits only work well during low-light periods. There are dozens of really good ones around. They imitate a bait fish better and more naturally than any other lure on the market. Not registered yet? Tougher body than most hollow body swimbaits and they last longer also. Many people know about swimbaits and that they catch quality fish. Retail Hours: (Walk In Traffic) Temporarily Closed Curbside Pickup: Tue - Sat: 10am - 3pm PST Sun - Mon: Closed *Pick up location - Tennis Warehouse Unit 110 Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 5am - 6pm PT Sat - Sun 10:00am - 3:00pm PT Retail is closed on all major U.S. holidays. But when it comes to hollow-body swimbaits, there isn’t much in the way of unique tweaks that might differentiate the way anglers rig them. There are several different ways to rig them. Password: Register: Home: Forums: Active Topics: Photo Gallery : Mark Forums Read: Advertise » CLF Sponsors: Complete sponsor list. They imitate a bait fish better and more naturally than any other lure on the market. - Jeston Anderson. The DEADLY COMBO is a D.O.A. Chris notes that weedless swimbaits excel anywhere you'd throw baits like swim jigs and spinnerbaits; think grass clumps, grass flats, laydowns and even dense shallow cover where you'd typically fish buzz toads or hollow body frogs. This bait just flat out gets bit. Hollow Body Swimbait that is usually reserved for our personal stash. Fishes equally well in heavy cover or open water. The design of the wedge tail is a tad less active and includes a very, natural, delicate swimming motion, typically keeping the body linear on the retrieve while a boot tail drives more water displacement. Key design features: h ollow body, round paddle tail hangs below the body, narrow rear section, round head with realistic eyes, many colors available. The perfect weapon for fishing around thick slop, the LIVETARGET Sunfish Hollow Body invites bass to an easy meal with its precise sunfish imitation. When you are around grass and cover it is best to rig them on a weedless belly weighted hook. It casts a mile and I use it for schoolers or to work down steep banks and bluffs. Many people know about swimbaits and that they catch quality fish. These can come in the shape of a mouse, baitfish, or most commonly a frog. I like the original Basstrix bait the best and it is hollow. Designed to have more body wiggle on the retrieve than your average hollow body and a solid head section to better hold a swimbait hook or a jighead. Favorite color is hot sauce in the 4.5 and 7.5 so if you havent tried them need to get you some of them. Paddle tail which can either be the hollow body, solid body or full body. Rose Kuli Multi Jointed Life-like Swimming as Life Fish Swimbait Hard Fishing Lure Bass Bait More Sizes and More Colors, Supertrip 5/8-Ounce 5-Inch 8 Segment Swimbait Lures Crankbaits Baits Hard Bait Fishing Lures, Swim Jigs with 3D Realistic Eyes Jig Head - High Quality Fishing Lures to Bait Bass, Big Bite Baits Swimming Craw Lures-Pack of 6. 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