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Best Large Soft Body Swimbait Rod

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Rods recommendations for using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Shimano Expride B Casting Rods

$279.99 – $309.99

Reported by
Ben Miller

Lake Lanier (GA)

Ben Miller reported catching Spotted Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Shimano Expride B Casting Rods on Lake Lanier. Additional comments from this report: "Water temps in the low 60’s and the lower end of the lake had clear water. Bite was slow in the morning but heated up in the afternoon. Fish were positioned in the shade of shallow docks and were crushing a 6” magdraft. Best 5 weighed 18-20 lbs. "

Reported by
Asa Adams

Cedar Creek Lake (KY)

Asa Adams reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Shimano Expride B Casting Rods on Cedar Creek Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Find that deeper structure and throw a 5 inch zoom swimming fluke or a zoom swimmer on a 1/2 ounce head!"

Reported by
Max Newkirk

Guntersville Lake (AL)

Max Newkirk reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Shimano Expride B Casting Rods on Guntersville Lake. Additional comments from this report: "We went to some bridge likings in the bays and caught hood fish with mostly a jerkbait but the bigger fish liked the Magdraft. Not all the bridges held fish but the ones that had heavy wind on them had good fish on the pilings. "

St. Croix Victory Casting Rods

$200.00 – $275.00

Reported by
Ryan Brandel

Lake Minnetonka (MN)

Ryan Brandel reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and St. Croix Victory Casting Rods on Lake Minnetonka. Additional comments from this report: "Fished opener on Lake Minnetonka. Fish were scattered, but pretty easy to catch once you found them. Fished 6 or 7 bays and found them randomly. Caught all my fish on a Magdraft or Jackhammer. "

Reported by
Ben Redlin

Pelican Lake (MN)

Ben Redlin reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and St. Croix Victory Casting Rods on Pelican Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Caught fish throwing the Magdraft around openings in the lily pads. Bass were chasing bluegills up shallow. Used the swim jig doing the same thing "

Reported by
STEVE OUELLETTE

Cherokee Lake (TN)

STEVE OUELLETTE reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and St. Croix Victory Casting Rods on Cherokee Lake . Additional comments from this report: "Fished the Bassmaster Open as a co-angler. Worked parallel to bluff walls alternating between a Mag draft, spinnerbait with a Pearl Largo shad trailer, and Strike King Hybrid Hunter. Used the Chartreuse marker to lightly shade the center of the largo shad to give it a little bling. Had a 3 fish limit within an hour and continued to cull up by ounces for the next 2 hours. Had 2, 3 to 4 lbs class Smallmouth jump off on the magdraft on a long cast due to not paying attention to my hooks and becoming dull. My biggest fish of the day caught came off the Hybrid Hunter working it off the bluffs over 15 to 20 feet of water working it fast with a stop and go retrieve. The Smallmouth would hit it hard right at the pause. Day 2 was a bust as there was no wind and the areas, we worked I just couldn't get more then 3 bites all day. "

Dobyns Rods Fury Casting Rods

$129.99

Reported by
Sam Moll

Kentucky Lake (TN)

Sam Moll reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Dobyns Rods Fury Casting Rods on Kentucky Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Threw the magdraft around different ambush points until old big ate it "

Reported by
Samuel Climer

Alvarado Lake (TX)

Samuel Climer reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Dobyns Rods Fury Casting Rods on Alvarado Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Okay guys a little crash course for big swimbaits. Water temps are 55 and climbing through the day with slightly stained water. About 4” of visibility. I stuck with the magdraft for most of the day and focused on the main lake areas what has little contour. Most of the lake is pretty barren with minimal amounts of channels or ditches. The bass were pushing bait up to the surface and I used my forward facing sonar to pin point them and make the cast on their heads. You don’t have to absolutely rip their heads off with the magdraft so a steady sweep of the rod will do the trick! Good luck!"

Reported by
D-VoN

Bass Lake (MI) (MI)

D-VoN reported catching Northern Pike using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Large) technique and Dobyns Rods Fury Casting Rods on Bass Lake (MI). Additional comments from this report: "Pike were munching this thing. Didn't get a huge bite but plenty of keepers"

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