Swimbait Fishing SUCCESS! - Skeet Reese
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Swimbait Fishing SUCCESS! - Skeet Reese

For the first time, 2009 Bassmaster Classic tournament champion and 2007 BASS angler-of-the-year Skeet Reese joins The Bass University to talk about swimbait fishing for bass. As of the time of this writing, Skeet has won 8 BASS events and finished in the top 10 an amazing 72 times. Many people recognize West Coast anglers as the originators and popularizers of swimbait fishing, but that doesn't mean that it only works on the West Coast. There's a successful swimbait pattern everywhere in the country and Skeet is here to share tips, tactics and techniques that will help you become a better swimbait angler.

In this 49-minute bass fishing instructional seminar, Skeet Reese talks about:

  • Why bass bite a swimbait and how a swimbait differs from other reaction lures
  • Different swimbait tails and what they do in the water when you're fishing them. Skeet specicially discusses and focuses on the action and customization of the Berkley Havoc Skeet's Sick Fish Swimbait.
  • When is a good time to throw a swimbait? Or, what conditions do I need to fish a swimbait effectively for bass?
  • Determining factors for how to catch bass on your local lake: selecting bait size, rigging method, presentation and more.
  • When to fish Trokar underbelly swimbait hook and when to fish jigheads and how line diameter and weight determine how effectively you can fish various depths.
  • Finesse swimbaiting with a 3" swimbait with a wacky jighead or on a dropshot.
  • When to fish the hollow-bodied swimbaits and the right line, hook/jighead and rod combination to ensure you get good hooksets. He also talks about where and how he fishes these various rigs and why.
  • Other secret tip, techniques, tactics and bait modifications to make to become a more successful swimbait angler.

If you want to improve your swimbait fishing, particularly to increase your confidence in catching numbers of bass, this is a great seminar for you. If you want to learn more about fishing swimbaits, check out some of our other secret-filled seminars: Start Catching Bass Fishing SwimbaitsFishing Swimbaits Effectively and if targeting smallmouth is your things, be sure to check out Swimbaits for Big Smallmouth.

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