How Do You Fish Big Glide Baits?

When should I use glide bait?

Glide baits can resemble trout/ gizzard shad/ perch and other types of fish that bass feed on. Fall is a prime time to fish Glide baits. For the most part, anglers have learned that these lures produce best in the late pre-spawn, and mid to late fall.

Is a glide bait a swimbait?

A glide bait is nothing more than a single jointed hard swimbait that swims with a wider S-motion in the water What gives the bait category its name however is the ability to pop or pull the rod and cause the bait to careen and glide off to one side, often triggering a following bass to strike.

What line do you use for glide baits?

Much like rod selection, the size of your line will be dictated by the size of Glide Bait you intend on throwing. Being a sub-surface lure, most anglers prefer using heavy fluorocarbon in the 15-30lb range.

How deep do glide baits go?

Glide baits can go as deep as 30 feet , but this usually requires adding weights to the glide bait in order to reach that depth fast enough. Most glide baits tend to sink slowly in the water, and so are best for fishing at depths between 3 and 15 feet.

Do glide baits sink?

A good glide bait should “sit” well in the water. I mean, it should not sink on its side Also, it should hold water properly. For that, there are great non-expensive glide baits that will be enough for you.

When should you throw a hard swimbait?

The prime time to throw a swimbait in the shallows is after a shad spawn Spinnerbaits are typically great lures for throwing during this time, but swimbaits will outperform blade baits in clear-water situations or on waters experiencing heavy fishing pressure.

What size hooks for glide baits?

Poppa Pete is a silent slow sinking glide bait weighing 5 Ounces and 10 inches in length equipped with heavy-duty hardware, size 2/0 hooks , and rotating hangers.

Do you use a leader for swimbaits?

Many anglers use braided line for its strength, but sometimes braided lines can spook fish in super-clear water where swimbaits work best. To remedy this, attach an 18- to 36-inch section of fluorocarbon leader to the end of the braided line.

What line are you supposed to use with large swimbaits?

Serious swimbaiters use heavier line than striped bass surfcasters, often spooling up with 20-pound-test mono or 65-pound-test braid Again, the line strength isn’t for the fish, but is for the baits – to limit backlashes and potential cast-offs.

Do glide baits float?

Not only does the Molix Glide Bait 178 Floating provide an unbelievable swimming action, it is covered in highly realistic details including 3D eyes, soft 3D fins, textured scales, molded gill plates, and a special UV coating that will fool the most lure-shy bass into biting.

Is braid good for swimbaits?

Re: braid and swimbaits… I agree with the poster above and would not use braid on swimbaits 25 pound mono works great and can be more forgiving if you backlash.

Where can I throw big swimbaits?

Mitchell will typically throw the rigged baits in less than 12 feet of water , but he says the distance to the fish is more important than the depth. So, if they’re suspending 15 feet down in a deep marina, he’s happy to throw a swimbait 5 or 10 feet under the surface of the water.

What time of year is best for swimbaits?

Some anglers prefer using swimbaits during the colder months when fish swim in shallow waters, on windy days or during the summer when they’re fishing closer to the bottom You may find that swimbaits work well on their own. Other bass fishers switch between plastic lures and live bait.

What are blade baits?

A blade bait is a metal crank bait that features two sets of treble hooks, one on each end It relies on vibration and sound to get the fish to react on a reaction strike. A blade bait consists of a flat metal spoon with a weighted nose. The blade bait will vibrate on the retrieve and vibrate on the lift.

How do jerk baits work?

A jerkbait is a minnow-shaped lure that provides a horizontal presentation. A straight retrieve makes a jerkbait swim with a shimmying action. This catches fish, but where a jerk-bait shines is on a snap-pause retrieve, which gives it an erratic, darting action that drives bass wild.

How do I choose a swimbait rod?

A GOOD Swimbait rod is nothing more than oversized crankbait rod They are designed to throw big and heavy baits and also have enough tip to keep them buttoned up just like a smaller sized crankbait rod would but what makes a good swimbait rod even better is what all of Gary’s rods are known for “balanced for comfort”.


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