Myth, swimbaits are only for big bites. During Pro/Am competition, countless times my pro draws have made the comment, ‘Oh you’re going for a huge bite’ when I pull out my SPRO BBZ-1 6” swimbait. Well, yes I’m always going for a big bite, but as dedicated swimbait anglers know, it doesn’t take a giant bass to eat large swimbaits. They catch quality keeper size tournament fish too!
This Cherokee Lake Tennessee spotted bass above is barely over 12” in length and weighs less than 2 pounds. It also hit this swimbait in highly stained water, less than 2’ of visibility. This spot was in 18” of water tight to the shoreline during late October fall conditions. Swimbaits only working in clear water is another myth. Another widely held belief is that you have to fish deep to catch spotted bass when it's cold.
Let the fish tell you what works!