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Today’s Buyer’s Guide is all about swimbaits. From Soft swimbaits to hard swimbaits, glide baits, and even wakebaits. We’re covering the best of the best to help you catch more fish! If you’re tired of throwing money away on experiments, these are baits you can rely on.

Finding the right swimbait for your fishing style can be really expensive and frustrating. Our goal today is to eliminate all the headaches and let you learn from our experiences. The baits in this video are proven fish catchers and very affordable for their categories.

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits. We’ve included color recommendations for each as well as any rigging components you may need. We’ve also included some of our favorite rods and reels as well. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

-High End Combo:
-$500 Combos:
-$400 Combos:
-$300 Combos:
-$200 Combos:
-$100 Combos:


-Megabass Magdraft Freestyle:
Colors: White Back Shad, Albino Pearl Shad, Brownie
Hook- Owner Beast 8/0:

-Bacca Burrito 6″:
Colors: Golden Shiner, Threadfin Shad, Pearl White

-Savage Gear 8″ RTF:
Colors: Dirty Silver, Ghost Trout, Trout

-Savage Gear Line Thru Bluegill:
Colors: Bluegill, Ghost Gill


-Baitsanity Explorer Glide:
Colors: TW Steelhead, Kokanee, Trout

-River2Sea S Waver 168:
Colors: Bluegill, Light Trout, Warden Hitch

-G Ratt Sneaky Pete:
Colors: JP Hitch, Gizzard Shad, Hitch

-Jackall Gantarel:
Colors: Ghost Gill, Spawn Gill

-Bull Shad Slow Sink (6″ and 7″):
Colors: Gizzard Shad, Threadfin Shad

-SPRO 8″ Trout Floater:
Colors: Flat Rainbow, Hitch

-PB Rat 3-Piece Rat:
Color: Brown Black, Bone Brown, Black

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300:
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 80 lb:
Leader- Sunline FC100 35 lb:

-Savage Gear Squad 8′ Heavy:
-Dobyns Fury 806H:
-Shimano Cardiff 300A:

-Swimbait Fishing For Bass (Full Seminar):
-How To Rig Swimbaits:

We have a variety of apparel items and custom lure designs available! Everything from hats, to hoodies, to crankbaits! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs:

Major Equipment We Use Daily…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons:
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612:
Camera- GoPro Hero 9:

Favorite Tools and Gear…

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

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  1. Thanks for your very instructive video. Do you think the Dobyns 806 SB Champion will handle the baitsanity explorer correctly? I only have access to Dobyns products in my country and storage is an issue for me so the reknown 867 is not an option. I am concerned about castability. I understand from your previous video that the 807 is mostly a jig hook rod but maybe castability would be improved for a 5-6 Oz bait?

  2. I Matt we love your videos ! Question – I’m getting into smaller swim baits like S Wavers and Mag Drafts ect. and just purchased a G Loomis Edge series 7’3 H rod which is according to their website an all around rod for swim baits,glides,jigs,a rigs, ect. I’d like to know what reel would be good on this rod to cover multiple things listed ? I know you guys get hammered with questions so hopefully you can respond ! Thanks for doing these videos 👍

  3. Matt or Tim, question for you because I cant find info anywhere! But what size hook do you recommend for the 6" Bull Gill swimbait by Mike Bucca? Mine came with #2 KVD Triple Grip hooks, and they look way too small, I put #1 KVD Triple Grip Hooks on the Bull Gill but they still look too small, I tried Owner ST-56 #1 hooks and they look ok, but maybe too long and too heavy a wire.. Idk what to use, I was thinking maybe 1/0 Gammy ewg short shank hooks next..

  4. Love the Gambler, they're my go to trailer for spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and swim jigs. Caught tons of big largies night fishing with a spinnerbait with a gambler.

  5. Hi I am 12 I am know the guy that owns on rat I got sponsored by them so cool so see them on YouTube because they are just a small company in Southern California

  6. Hey matt i really appreciate you guys taking the time to make these videos sharing your your knowledge so when I go to the link that y’all posted for the G Loomis rod I noticed there’s several different types of rods that you can select could you possibly tell me what the length and power of the one your using?

  7. Excellent video! I started with a old Okuma guide select, that lasted about 15mins-threw out my shoulder-> I think Loomis has the lightest swimbait rods on the market-my shoulder feels a lot better-lol

  8. Love my zman minnowz, diesel, slim swimz and mag swimz..can get more colors for more scenarios instead of going through soft plastic after soft plastic. Still looking for a "budget" rod to throw my 1 1/2 mag swimz rigs for pike and musky though I'm thinking bass x 7'11" mod fast heavy

  9. Just ordered a MB tequila baccarac with intentions of using it primarily to throw mag drafts, bacca burritos and other soft swimabits, along with an A rig. I had intentions of pairing it with a bantam mgl but wondering if the line capacity would be too big of an issue? I primarily fish from a kayak so not usually making extremely long cast

  10. Try and get your hands on a lanciotti psycho gill. i’ve been trying for two almost three years to get my hands on one. custom made by a gentleman by the name of joey lanciotti. One of the most legendary wake baits out there.

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