Soft Body Swimbaits - Roumbanis

One of the techniques bass fishing pro Fred Roumbanis is known for is fishing swimbaits. "Boom Boom" as he's also known, made a name for himself as a swimbait fisherman by popularizing the discontinued Bass Pro Shops XPS swimbait by finishing second with it in a Western Open, then catching over 100lbs. and finishing second again at Lake Amistad in the first Bassmaster Elite Series event back in 2006. Well, these baits were notoriously inconsistent and difficult to fish effectively. Additionally, as the story goes, the original molds for the XPS bait were destroyed in a fire. Roumbanis set to work with Optimum baits to recreate some of the fish-catching characteristics, and improve some of the inconsistencies from the XPS swimbait. In this seminar, Fred Roumbanis will share the tips, tactics and techniques that have helped him and a handful of other pros win lots of tournament money using this style of swimbait.

  • 0:37 Swimbait fishing is a natural way to fish
  • 1:04 Styles of soft body swimbait fishing
  • 32:08 Applications - when and where to fish soft swimbaits
  • 32:21 When to use the line-thru over the rigged
  • 33:53 When to use the underspin
  • 34:48 Does Fred Roumbanis use hydrowave with the shad spawn?
  • 36:00 Tackle for fishing swimbaits
  • 37:42 A story on how fish can become conditioned and determining the environmental change that makes them bite

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