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Movie-Poster-FSSB-01Ever wonder how to increase your chances of catching monster bass, or any bass for that matter, by fishing swimbaits? Maybe you were afraid to ask or didn’t know who to turn to for information? The second in a series of instructional videos may have the answers you’ve been looking for! Catch Mike Long’s latest video, “Fishing Small Plastic Swimbaits,”¬†¬†exclusively on video-on-demand on Vimeo.

Also, in case you missed it, here’s the previous video in the series, “In Search of Big Bass.”

Ed Castro is a writer & web developer living in San Diego, California. An avid hiker and camper, Ed spends his days playing with the latest outdoor products and exploring the great outdoors. He recently purchased a new rod & reel in order to return to the sport that introduced him to the great outdoors.

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4 comments on “Fishing Small Plastic Swimbaits

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Patrick on June 13, 2013 8:38 pm

Dear Mike,

I just finished watching your latest swimbait video and it was awesome! I’m only thirteen so I can’t drive a boat on my own (although I know how) so I have to fish from shore or from a kayak by myself most of the time. I learned some great areas to throw baits, and I also learned what baits to throw and when. I live here in San Diego and would love to go fishing with you some time!



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Marco Caetano on June 16, 2013 2:51 pm

Great video! Maybe I should start to throw smaller swimbaits in summer months. I never caught a nice bass in summer on a swimbait, maybe because I always used 6″ and bigger swimbaits.

Mike, I tried to put internal jig heads on Basstrix swimbaits but I have a problem: If I retrieve the bait slowly the tail doesn’t swim. If I retrieve faster the bait will corkscrew! I tried diferent styles of jigheads and different weights and none of them worked. What should I do?

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Mike Long on June 16, 2013 7:51 pm

Thanks Marco, I have some more great videos coming soon…as for the Basstrix swimbait I need to see which bait and jig head your using to tell what’s going on…ML

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Marco Caetano on June 17, 2013 1:41 am

Mike, I tried 4″ Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbaits with 1/4oz Gamakatsu Round Jig Heads. That was one of the combos I tried. Maybe the line tie should get closer to the nose of the bait? I’m thinking about trying 1/4oz Yamamoto Hula Grub Heads. The head is not round and the line tie is in the tip. I only buy from Tackle Warehouse because the shipping to Portugal is cheap, but they don’t have Kalin’s Ultimate Jig Head…

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