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 – 210
Lake Red Rock (IA)
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! "
Table Rock Lake (AR, MO)
Pierce Knarr reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and St. Croix Victory Spinning Rods on Table Rock Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Smallmouth and spotted bass were pushing baitfish onto points, having livescope was nice to find the active fish and be able to change the retrieve speed of swimbait as it comes through pods of fish. Shallow gravel was best for points with birds diving nearby"
Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rods - 2018 Release
$149.99 – 239.99
Oneida Lake (NY)
Omnia Fishing reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rods - 2018 Release on Oneida Lake . Additional comments from this report: "Fish the edge of the shoals for post spawn smallies. I did best staying on top of the shoal and casting the swimbait off the edge. Key was letting the swimbait sink to the bottom or close and swimming it up the edge."
The Chub King
Lake Moraine (NY)
The Chub King reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rods - 2018 Release on Lake Moraine. Additional comments from this report: "Mid September. Found big schools of small perch in submerged vegetation. Slow rolling a bladed swimbait produced a limit plus a handful of shorts. Also found lots of perch up shallow but the bass were not actively chasing and corralling them yet. Water temps were still a little warm for the full fall feed. Found a few fish under docks on the frog too, but they weren't fully committing."
Lake St. Francis (NY)
Xavier Lortie reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Spinning Rods - 2018 Release on Lake St. Francis. Additional comments from this report: "What a tough day. The wind died down at 10am and it was a struggle since then. It was super sunny, so I focused on the shallow bite for smallmouth. I was fishing rock piles on sand flats and grass flats. Making long casts was key because they would track the hairjig/spybait for a long time, but as son as they saw the boat it was a done deal. They wouldn't commit. Still managed to find some good fish."
Duckett Fishing Incite Spinning Rods
Chatuge Lake (GA, NC)
Ben Hutchins reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Duckett Fishing Incite Spinning Rods 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."
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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. "