Best Swimbaits on the market?

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by bassman789, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. I was planning on buying some new swimbaits in a couple days. There are so many different brands out there (yum money minnow, strike king shadalicious, berkley hollow belly, luck e strike) and im wanting one that has a lot of action at a slow retrieve. Ive heard the berkley hollow belly swimbait is good, but you only get 3 for $10. thanks
  2. I like the Storm swimbaits, tho they come pre-rigged, so you can't really adjust weight to size of bait, or hook positioning.

    Also, Berkley makes a powerbait swim shad, im almost positive that's what its called. It's a saltwater product tho, so I've only been able to find them in Cabelas' and BPS saltwater catalogs. Rig that with a bullet head jig. pretty cheap option and catches lots of fish.

    of the ones you listed, I've only tried the shadalicious, and since I do most of my fishing on Erie, don't use 'em much because I haven't been really happy with how those types of baits work with enough weight to get down out here.

  3. Bad Bub

    Bad Bub Pushin' Tin

    all of the tube style swimbaits are good. i perfer the money minnow, but also have basstrix, strike king and the berkley one's. the most important thing is to get the right hook with the right weight. i use a 6/0 1/4oz. falcon bait jerker superline hook. they are hard to get. you'll have to order them for someplace online and wait for the back-order. i use tackle warehouse.
  4. the money minnow is my favorite out of the handfull of hollow types I have tried. as bad bub said get the hook size and weight right, also when they bite dont set the hook fast, let them chew on it a bit and then load the rod, I missed alot of fish at first with them because I was pulling it out of they're mouths. fish the 4.5in, on a 6/0, I like the 5.5 on 10/0 but thats too much for most situation around here.