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Best Paddle Tail Swimbait Reel

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

Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Brandon Downs

Lake Minnetonka (MN)

Brandon Downs reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Lake Minnetonka. Additional comments from this report: "If you can find an area with a lot of coontail that edges up to rock or boulder throw this swimbait along that edge. My best bites come off of the bottom slow rolling the bait bouncing it off of cover "

Reported by
Blake Wenthe

Chisago Lake (MN)

Blake Wenthe reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Chisago Lake. Additional comments from this report: "The weather was cooler than usual with overcast skies. The bass were crushing moving baits. The key was to find transitions with rock. Best producing baits were the flashy swimmer with a 5" swimbait and a big blade chatterbait. "

Reported by
Bass Pundit

Mille Lacs Lake (MN)

Bass Pundit reported catching Walleye using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Mille Lacs Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Fished on a rock jetty on the west side of the lake in a pretty much ideal 2-6mph east wind from 10 to midnight. I got four eye’s on the Rage Swimmer and one on the Shallow Shad Rap with feathered treble. The biggest fish was 25.5” and weighed 5.75lbs. I also lost two fish on the Rage Swimmer and had at least 5 bites that didn’t hook up. It was pre-frontal with ideal winds, so no surprise they were shallow and feeding tonight."

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

$249.99 – $259.99

Reported by
Nate Nipper

Mille Lacs Lake (MN)

Nate Nipper reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Mille Lacs Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Keyed in on sharper breaks on the flats in 14-17 feet of water. Cover water with the Smallie Smasher and Keitech and then when you run into a couple, slow down with the Hail Mary Ned and pick off a couple extra big ones."

Reported by
Pierce Knarr

Green Lake (WI) (WI)

Pierce Knarr reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Green Lake (WI). Additional comments from this report: "Smallmouth were pushed up onto flatter points with wind blowing on them. Fishing the small single swimbait was the best way to cover water and get these fish to react. 6-10 feet was the best depth zone"

Reported by
Jacob Newton

Lake St Clair (MI)

Jacob Newton reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Lake St Clair. Additional comments from this report: "Mile road flats, finding any structure and hitting it a lot "

Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL

$159.99 – $199.99

Reported by
Katherine Field

Pool 8 Mississippi River (WI)

Katherine Field reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Pool 8 Mississippi River. Additional comments from this report: "Just finished in the top 10 for the Hobie Bass Open Series, focusing mainly on smallmouth. In pool 8 I focused on dredged ditches that had a deep drop off, near sand/grass flats, with lots of current. Smallmouth are flushing shad up on the flats from these drop offs onto the shallow flats. Cast a spark shad on a light okashira screwhead and let that bait work across the shallows, and over the drop off. Smallies will be sitting on the ledge and crushing that bait on the fall."

Reported by
Kai Zhang

Smithville Lake (MO)

Kai Zhang reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Smithville Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Just tried the new 7L+ expride I got, great rod for 2.8 keitech with 1/8oz jighead! Light but with enough power to land the fish!! Really the one I need!!!"

Reported by
Ron Dohm Jr

Lake Michigan (IL, IN, MI, WI)

Ron Dohm Jr reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Lake Michigan. Additional comments from this report: "Covering water and hitting anywhere with a shadow. Throwing the swimsuits as far as we could was crucial for my client and I this day. Not every shadow had a fish but most did. "

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