Store your favorite lures in hard plastic utility boxes that you then keep in the main compartment of your boat Only carry swimbait colors that match the forage, which also allows you to access them without rummaging through your entire tackle box while the big one is getting away!.
Do plastic baits dry out?
regular polyethylene plastic will dry out only if mixed with foriegn chemicals such as baby oil or mineral oil If you worry about your baits drying out( they shouldn’t), add a few drops of worm oil in the bag. If you need it, I will build it and they will come.
How long do soft plastic baits last?
– Soft plastic fishing lures don’t degrade, don’t decompose, even after two years of being discarded, and are being found both in nature and inside fish.
Why are fishing lures slimy?
It usually happens as they get older or have been stored in a hot place (like the garage) for long periods What’s happening here is the plastic starts to break down and leach out. In addition to the slimy feel, plastic baits often start giving off a chemical smell that I’m sure fish aren’t super fond of.
When should you throw a swimbait?
There’s really not a bad time to throw a swimbait. It can be a good way to go after one big bite when you need it in tournament bass fishing. We like to throw them on days that have some windy and partly cloudy skies We don’t like really bright or really dark days necessarily.
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.
Do swimbaits work in summer?
BIG Swimbaits work all Summer long ! Don’t give up! Here is what you need to know to be successful during the warm months. From wake baits to glide baits, to softbaits, we break down our most consistent options for big bait fishing.
Can you Texas rig a Swimbait?
After the water temps start to heat up in the spring is the perfect time to get your Texas rig and swimming bait of choice ready Because it’s a weedless rig, a Texas rig is ideal for fishing in murkier water or in lakes or ponds once vegetation cover starts to appear.
Are swimbaits good for bass?
Fishing swimbaits for bass is a unique experience and one that requires a bit of expertise and finesse These are big fishing lures, and they’re known for bringing in trophy bass, but you do have a good chance of catching smaller bass as well.
What hooks to use for swimbaits?
When skipping a swimbait around shallow like when fishing docks, a weighted swimbait hook is the ticket. You can fish the jighead, but a swimbait skips so much better with a belly weighted hook tucked into the bait. In fact I will say a swimbait is one of the better baits to learn to skip with a bait caster.
What is a Texas rig in fishing?
The Texas Rig is a technique used for fishing soft plastic lures It involves a bullet weight being threaded onto the line first followed by an optional glass or plastic bead, and then the line is secured to a hook, usually an offset worm hook. Very good for bass fishing.