The package

largemouth bass eats swim jig

Preferring the Strike King Hack Attack Heavy Cover Swim Jig for its stout hook and fullback design, Grigsby knows wherever he slings this bait, it’s coming back out — ideally, within a big set of jaws. On the functional side, a long keeper grips the trailer further back on the body.

Less movement means less wear and tear. Still, Grigsby lauds the swim jig’s user-friendly simplicity.

“There’s not much to re-rig,” he said. “So after you catch one you can get back on them pretty quickly.”

While the heavier presentations dominate, Grigsby occasionally goes to the lighter look of a Strike King Tour Grade Swim Jig. This one’s less likely stand up to the harsher neighborhoods, but when the bite is tough and fish are wary, a little modesty goes a long way.

“This bait has a lighter wire needlepoint hook so you can fish it on 10-pound fluorocarbon,” Grigsby said. “You just don’t need that big hook set to get that hook to penetrate. This is also a good bait to throw on a spinning rod with light braid.”

Color Code: Grigsby gives a white shad-imitating swim jig a lot of work, but he also throws a black and blue pattern and his personal favorite — the No. 234 bluegill color. If he’s fishing a lake when bream are bedding that panfish pattern is hard to beat, unless low light and/or a morning shad spawn makes white a better call.

Backseat: Grigsby pairs his swim jig with a Strike King Rage Menace and rigs it vertically to match a natural finfish tail orientation. For the lighter Tour Grade Swim Jig, Grigsby likes a full size Menace cut down by about 1/2 inch, while a Baby Menace or Rage Bug also work.