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Best Paddle Tail Swimbait

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

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8"

$6.49

Reported by
Mike Kohler

Snelling Lake (MN)

Mike Kohler reported catching Northern Pike using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" on Snelling Lake. Additional comments from this report: "I was throwing a 4/0 EWG underspin hook set up with a 3.8" Keitech smallmouth magic swimbait. I had colored the tail with a chartreuse garlic dip. Snelling is not a deep lake but it does have a lot of submerged vegetation. I work submerged weed edges into deeper water (7-8') for the most consistent action. A steady retrieve with a occasional pause was the most effective way to generate a strike that day."

Reported by
Sunyu Vang

Long Lake (MN)

Sunyu Vang reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" on Long Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Bass were cruising shallow in 2-4ft of water along wind blown shorelines. Chasing small bluegill schools. Fan casting 3.8" Keitech rigged to 1/4oz weedless bladed VMC swimbait hook."

Reported by
Matt Kehrer

Mississippi River (Monticello) (MN)

Matt Kehrer reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" on Mississippi River (Monticello). Additional comments from this report: "Took the kayak out on 10/8 and floated from kadler Ave - Nashua ave. Water was low but I didn't have to get out and drag the kayak at all. Water temps were warm 68-69. Smallmouth were all over the swimbaits, definitely good numbers of fish. You could catch them anywhere on the river but 2-4' deep where there were plenty of boulders was the best area. "

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.3"

$6.49

Reported by
GDhein

Lake Minnetonka (MN)

GDhein reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.3" on Lake Minnetonka. Additional comments from this report: "Blind casted docks and shallow shoreline areas at transition areas between spawning areas and deep water. Look for areas with early weed growth and rocks mixed "

Reported by
SenyiFishing

Mississippi River (Monticello) (MN)

SenyiFishing reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.3" on Mississippi River (Monticello). Additional comments from this report: "My go to finesse swim bait for small mouths at Monticello are the keitech 3.3 inch fat swing impact small mouth magic color rigged on a owner twistlock light 1/0 or 2/0 hook. No weight needed. I throw it on my bait finesse casting setup (phenix k2 medium light with a shimano scorpion BFS reel). You could throw it on a spinning setup as well. I usually find current seams or little breaks in the current and cast out there, let the keitech drift in the current with occasional rod twitches and reel turns to make the tail paddle. I caught well over 30 smallies today in about 3-4 hours of fishing. You could also use spray scent to help increase bites as well. "

Reported by
Trevor Lo

Mille Lacs Lake (MN)

Trevor Lo reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.3" on Mille Lacs Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Focused primarily on transitions between gravel and cobblestone under 8 feet of water. Lots of fish cruising around getting ready to spawn, with the males being shallower than the females. The larger females seemed to still be staging out a bit deeper waiting to push up. Finding transition lines and casting parallel to them was the key to getting bites. When we were hooked up, there were generally more fish that also followed up to the boat. The cleaner the rocks were, the better."

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 2.8"

$6.49

Reported by
Omnia Community Member

Lake Josephine (MN)

Omnia Community Member reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 2.8" on Lake Josephine. Additional comments from this report: "Was throwing everything and no hits. So I decided to swim my Okashira Screwhead on the edge of the dock and caught 3-4 little guys! "

Reported by
PJ

Mississippi River - Champlin to Coon Rapids (MN)

PJ reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 2.8" on Mississippi River - Champlin to Coon Rapids. Additional comments from this report: "Small swimbaits popped up and down off the bottom. The cold front seemed to turn off the bass and they weren’t chasing anything. Like the smaller hook of the guppy head for more action when working the swimbait slowly."

Reported by
Alex Timm

Chequamegon Bay (WI)

Alex Timm reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium) technique and Keitech Fat Swing Impact 2.8" on Chequamegon Bay. Additional comments from this report: "Smallmouth were caught in the shallower water slow rolling a small swimbait around logs. When the water warmed up the fish bit a lot better."

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