Best Swimbaits: Top Picks for Bass and Gamefish
March 18, 2015
Soft-plastic swimbaits are top options for bass and a variety of other gamefish. Their lifelike profiles, actions, and fish-attracting vibrations excel in a variety of situations. Whether you're ticking the tops of thick vegetation, plying the base of a weedline, or targeting fish suspended in open water, a host of baits offer options for matching environmental conditions and the mood of the fish. Thanks to enterprising manufacturers, our choices range from slim swimmers to deep-bodied baits, armed with a wide variety of tail designs from supersize paddles to knob-tipped wisps. Likewise, choices include a broad palette of color patterns and flavorings, along with solid- and hollow-belly options, with the latter offering a bit more buoyancy. To help you sort through the options, we present the following selection of some of the best swimbaits sure to boost your catch rates this season.