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Best Paddle Tail 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 (Small/Medium) technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods

$190.00 – $210.00

Reported by
Nate Nipper

Mille Lacs Lake (MN)

Nate Nipper reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods 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
Walleye Sly

Lake Red Rock (IA)

Walleye Sly reported catching Walleye using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods on Lake Red Rock. Additional comments from this report: "I landed this 10lb - 29” hog beneath the damn using a 1/4 jig head and 3” ripple shad. I was dragging across rocks using a super slow retrieval with 5-10 second pauses. "

Reported by
Aaron

Lake Gogebic (MI)

Aaron reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods on Lake Gogebic. Additional comments from this report: "I was fortunate to get a couple nice fall days to fish in the UP with my Dad. Gogebic is well known for its walleyes and jumbo perch so the smallmouths are not just overlooked but shunned by many of the locals. With the mild fall temps, water temps were still in the low 60's. We started looking in the 15-20' depths around extended rocky points, and old fish crib structures. After covering a lot of water, we had only a few nice crappies for our efforts. We moved shallower as the sun got higher and fancasted swimbaits and rattle baits over the weed cover. We found a mix of pike and all sizes of smallmouths in and around the thickest weed patches we could find. Most productive depth proved to be about 6-8' but the biggest smallies were closest to the sharpest weed dropoffs. Smallies ranged from about 12 inches up to several in the 18-20" range. While you are on this beautiful water body, take a few minutes and grab some of the sea salt chicken wings from The Hoop! "

Duckett Fishing Incite Spinning Rods - EOL

$159.00

Reported by
Ben Hutchins

Chatuge Lake (GA, NC)

Ben Hutchins reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Duckett Fishing Incite Spinning Rods - EOL on Chatuge Lake. Additional comments from this report: "I caught fish swimming a small swimbait on points. I let it sink to the bottom and slowly retrieved it."

St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL

$150.00

Reported by
Jason Halfen

Pool 4 - Redwing Dam (WI)

Jason Halfen reported catching Walleye using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL on Pool 4 - Redwing Dam. Additional comments from this report: "Oct 31 2020. Temp 43-44; Stage 3.5 ft; Flow 18,200 Fall fishing for walleye, sauger, crappies and more remains in full swing on Pool 4 of the Mississippi River. Staying mobile and flexible, as always when fishing the river, remains the key. Our best bite for a mixed bag of 15-22" sauger and walleye was to pull Dubuque Rigs upstream along well-defined current seams. A Dubuque Rig is a modified 3-way rig that presents two jigs tipped with ringworms: a heavy "bottom" jig, typically 1/2 oz, and a 1/16 oz "top" jig. Each is connected to a 3-way swivel with a Seaguar InvizX leader: ~ 20" long to the bottom jig and ~ 10" long to the top jig. Lower the rig to the bottom and slowly pull upstream, 0.1-0.3 mph, zig-zagging across the seam and hitting both the faster and slower water. Key depths for us today were 18-24' for daytime walleye and sauger. If you want to try something different - try your hand at some slab crappies. Look to rocky flats that have gentle current across them and sharp breaks into the main channel. Excellent numbers of 10-13" crappies and some bonus bull gills are available. Pitch 1/16 oz jigs tipped with minnows or 2" minnow-profile soft plastics across the flats and enjoy!"

Reported by
Caleb Lieffring

Lake Pepin (MN, WI)

Caleb Lieffring reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL on Lake Pepin. Additional comments from this report: "Water temperature was 77 degrees. Most of the bass caught were in 2-8 ft of water. Bigger bass were caught on swimbaits. Ned rigs caught a higher quantity of bass but most were small. "

Reported by
CRogers31

Muskegon Lake (MI)

CRogers31 reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rods - EOL on Muskegon Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Slow rolling swim baits across the rocks. Around 3-6 feet of depth. North wind at 5mph. Lots of short strikes."

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