What Is A Glide Bait In Fishing?

When should you throw 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.

What is the difference between a glide bait and 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.

Are glide baits effective?

A glide bait has a much wider S track with a lot more range of motion. On most big swimbaits, the move mostly linear. The bait moves on a straight path with a subtle tail kick and sometimes a body roll. Or if on jointed hard baits the bait will undulate but still keeps its linear path.

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.

What kind of rod do you use for glide baits?

For small to medium sized Glide Baits, a 7’6″ – 8′ Heavy or Extra Heavy swimbait rod will get the job done. When fishing magnum-sized Glide Baits, increase rod length and power. Typical of most treble hooked baits, a rod with a Moderate or parabolic bend will help you to keep the fish pinned.

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.

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.

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 is the best rod for fishing a swim jig?

For a majority of Swim Jig presentations, a Medium Heavy or Heavy power rod from 7′ to 7’6” is going to provide enough casting distance and leverage to pull a big bass from cover.

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.

What size hooks for big swimbaits?

Too large of a hook will not only affect the action of the swimbait negatively, but it will make it look unnatural. A good rule of thumb on the Spark shad is to use a 5/0 or 6/0 on the 5 inch, 4/0 on the 4 inch, and 3/0 on the 3 inch.

What size rod is best for swimbaits?

Generally, you’ll want to look for a rod that’s around eight feet in length A couple of inches short of that or over that is fine, but an even, eight-foot length is ideal. If the rod you choose is too short, you won’t be able to land the monster fish, like a musky, with your large swimbait.



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