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Winter Swimbait Fishing Is Easy! (I’ll Prove It)



Its not hard! Anyone can catch the biggest bass of their life on a swimbait! Anglers fall into the trap that swimbaits are a magic bait that require some secret knowledge to produce and its just not true. If you head to the lake with quality baits and put in time, the bites will come. Winter bass are easy to predict, they love to group up, and they don’t want to travel; this is the perfect scenario for big bait fishing for trophy bass.

Understanding where these bass are positioned is the key. We recently did a video explaining exactly where these fish are heading (see it here: http://bit.ly/2XOY2WR) then followed it up with a swimbait buyer’s guide to show you the best baits for the job (See it here: http://bit.ly/35DIGqI) With that information all that is left to do is go fishing. The biggest mistake you can make during the Winter months is to fish quickly with a big swimbait. Slow down, then slow down some more, and just creep that swimbait along the bottom.

The bites typically feel like a distinct “tick”. They will not be overly aggressive but they will clearly be a bite. When you feel the tick, set the hook hard and fast. Once the fish is hooked grind them to the boat as quickly as possible, never slowing down or letting up. Its really that easy! You can do this! We’re rooting for you this Winter and when it pays off, come back and let us know about the big bass you caught.

Matt’s Exact Setup…
Bait-Huddleston 8″ Trout ROF 12 (Hold Over): http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC-100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Other Great Winter Soft Swimbaits…
-Huddleston 8″ Trout ROF 5 Top Hook: http://bit.ly/2UVHiuQ
-Huddleston 68 Special 6″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG
-Little Creeper 8″ Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1
-Scottsboro Tackle 6″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU
-Trophy Bass Baits DFT Swimbait: http://bit.ly/32zXvsk

Budget Swimbait Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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41 Comments

  1. I’m more nervous about oh idk.. snapping a $30 lure off in the water.. the insult was watching him come up and spit it out.

  2. With the big swim baits that you’d use the owner beast hooks with, since the bait is already so heavy, do you need t weighted beast or should you use the non weighted?

  3. “You’re watching a master at work”. 💯 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥👁💥👁

  4. Wow, not only did did he tease you by breaking off, but then let you see your bait for the last time. lol talking about a slap in the face!

  5. Forgive me because I fish from shore but even on a boat wouldn’t a 4oz bait just drag on bottom and get snagged very easily?

  6. Dude I've watched this video probably 100 times! Amazing, amazing hudd footage Matt, I've got huge respect for Butch Brown and all the OG heavy hitters but in my opinion you're as good as they get. You're videos are what inspired me to start throwing big swimbaits a couple years ago. I dont think I'd have known this existed otherwise, being from NC (crankbait country) lol. At the time it wasn't as popular a technique as it is in the west, but nowadays everybody knows who Matt Allen is! Keep the content coming brother!🔥

  7. Wow amazing!!!! Thank you for showing us it’s possible especially during the winter. Do you think this is possible bank fishing? I have no boat

  8. Which one: 1) Mgbs Orochi Leviathan or 2) Mgbs Destroyer Onager, or 3) GLoomis IMX Pro Swimbait 966 and why ??? Thank you!

  9. Being really new to swimbait fishing, I’m having a problem with the lures spinning like a top on the cast. Especially the S-Waver and other baits that style/size. Using the Dobyns 795 and Calcutta 300 with 65# braid. Have tried other combos and lines with the same results. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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