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Consider Swimbaits Over Jigs in Shallow Water

Most bass anglers use jigs for pitching, flipping and casting to shallow cover, but fewer make use of swimbaits in the same conditions. Kenichi Iida demonstrates how to employ a standard jigging technique with a swimbait that seamlessly transitions in a horizontal swim retrieve using the versatile Megabass DARK SLEEPER.

Catching conditioned bass often boils down to showing them something new or different. A paddle tail swimbait fished like a jig, then swam horizontally, is a unique presentation that appeals to fish based on their position relative to cover as well as bass on vertical AND horizontal chews – all in a single cast. Strike windows are also increased as the lure remains in play the entire distance back to the boat.


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