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Every now and then you find a bait you like and that’s exactly what I found with Pro Swimbaits line of custom swimbaits. I field tested two sizes the 5″ and  7″ inline Pro Wake swimbaits. The first thing I noticed right away about the swimbaits was the incredible paint schemes the baits had they looked fantastic out of the package.

Company: Pro Swimbaits

Lure: Pro Wake

R.O.F.: (5″-5′) (7″-10′)

Size: 5″ and 7″

Style: Soft Plastic Inline Swimmer, Boot Tail

Custom Paint: Yes

Weight: (5″- 1 oz) ( 7″-1.9 oz)

Colors Tested: Baby Bass, Ghost Trout, Sexy Ghost Shad

Pro Swimbait

MSRP: See Website For Current Pricing

MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5

I have been tossing swimbaits for a long time and I have seen how hard it is for swimbait makers to create a new lure that is not like any other swimbait that has come before it. I truly believe as a bass fisherman we benefit from this drive the swimbait makers have to make the lures better than ever and just when I think I’ve seen a particular style of swimbait top-out , out comes a new twist to it and that is exactly what Pro Swimbaits has done with there Pro Wake inline swimbait series.


Pro Swimbaits

I got a box from Pro Swimbaits with some different sizes and colors in it like Lavender Shad, Sexy Ghost Shad, and Baby Bass and the field test lake was crystal clear so the colors of the baits really stood out. I was very impressed with the brightness of the colors on the Pro Wake swimbaits they really looked good  in the water and the texture of the baits was top notch very flexible bait which shows while they swim in the water.

Sexy Ghost Shad

Baby Bass


As you can see by these pictures of the Sexy Ghost Shad and Baby Bass the bar has been lifted. These colors  just looked incredible in the water. What I liked was after tossing the swimbaits all day and catching fish on them the colors looked just as good as they did when I first tied them on.

Inline Swimbait

One of my favorite types of swimbaits is the ones that separate from the hook, the “inline” style swimbait. This style swimbait helps keep the hook in the bass’ mouth by not having the weight of the bait shaking the hook free.


As you can see from the video the Pro Wake swimbait looks great in the water. You can also jerk the bait during the retrieve which I was shocked how well it looked walking the dog underwater.

Pros: Great colors to choose from, the Pro Wake Swimmer casted far in the wind and swam very straight. And after catching bass all day on the swimbait it still looked really good.

Cons: It was hard during low light hours of the morning to find the hole at the nose of the swimbait to run the line through.

                        MLO Rating:  4.5 out of 5 

Mike Long

Mike Long, is well known for monster bass, like the 20.12 oz largemouth bass taken from Dixon Lake in 2001. That fish put him at number ten on the world record list, but it wasn’t his only large fish. He is among a handful of bass fisherman with hundreds of fish over 10 lbs to his credit.

One comment on “Review: Pro Swimbaits

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Ron Casner on September 27, 2012 10:37 am

Mike, Great Review!! You hit this review right on the head!! As a full time guide on Lake Fork here in texas, I have tested these awesome baits time and time again on some texas brutes. They hold up very well and are my go to baits to get that elusive fish over our 24 inch slot. These baits are awesome with great swimmin action at slow speeds. which is a must in the swimbait world!! Great product Pro Swimbaits and very nice Review from the Master Mike Long!!!!

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