Swimbaits on ledges


Maloney says it’s much the same with the swimbaits, which are also effective when fishing late-summer, deep weed edges. “Count it down to the depth you’re marking fish and start a slow retrieve,” he advises. “If you’re fishing structure, let it make contact. Crawl it over the rocks and let it fall a bit when you reach the edge. That’s when they tend to grab it.” Maloney most often fishes swimbaits with a 6.3:1 casting reel and 16-pound fluorocarbon line.