Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:50 AM
There are many types of *swim baits*. Fat raps, spinner baits, jerk baits, lead head with plastic tails, one piece medals, etc. Fast and slow retrieve. Open water, heavy cover, wooded, vegetation. willows, stumps, tree falls, brush, etc. Shallow, deep retrieve. Up hill and down hill. Cold water, ice covered, streams, lakes, warm water, sunshine, shade, daytime or night fishing. Schooling fish, fish chasing bait. This about covers *swim baits* and where they can be used. A comment on sight fishing. This is normally used when fish are spawning and in clear shallow waters. You pitch a bait into the spawning bed and wait for the large female to *suck it up* to remove it from her bed. Then the angler sets the hook and lifts the large female into his boat with a very stiff rod with at least 20 pound test line. I NEVER like doing this and don't like poeple who brag about catching large fish using this method. Not a sporting way to fish. But it will bring in a heavy stringer during that time of the year. When the spawn in ON, I will not fish those tournaments mainly because I can not compete with *sight* fisherman.