Best Swim Jig 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 Swim Jigs technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.
Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel
Green Lake (MN)
Fish are continuing to move deeper to those summer locations. Work slow moving baits near deep weed edges. The slower the better. Swim jigs, Ned rigs, jig worms, etc.
Goose Lake (MN)
Had a Wednesday night tourney on Goose and caught around 25 Largemouth and another 10 Northern in the span of 3 1/2hours. I spent half of my time skipping wacky rigged Junebug colored Yum Dingers under docks on the Daiwa Rebellion ML spinning rod. What an amazing rod for the money, I'd put it up against much higher priced rods, maybe my favorite spinning rod in my lineup. The other half of the time I was throwing a 6th sense divine swim jig, bluegill color with either a Keitech swimbait or a Strike King Rage Craw as a trailer. I would throw the swim jigs into the reeds and then parallel to the lillypads between the docks before I got back into dock skipping range. The 6th sense swim jig is fantastic at coming through vegetation clean and has a really stout hook to rip through as well. I fish it straight braid when going through the reeds but will add in a fluro leader if fishing open water.
Daiwa Tatula CT 100 Casting Reel
Lower Twin (MN)
Bass are in spawn mode which means bluegill imitators should be tied on ‼️ Swim jigs around over hanging trees produce a number of quality bites 🎣
Peltier Lake (MN)
Mitch Bradshaw reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula CT 100 Casting Reel on Peltier Lake. Additional comments from this report: "I took my kayak out here recently to target Largemouth. The shallows are choked out right now with milfoil and pads. I caught a few from the thick stuff on a frog but my best bites came on a swimjig while working it through the milfoil. "
Lake Minnetonka (MN)
Michael Rekas reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula CT 100 Casting Reel on Lake Minnetonka. Additional comments from this report: "Surprisingly, finding calm water was the key today. Going back into cuts and flipping a swim jig around the outside of matted grass and pads caught good numbers of fish. Water temps between 77 and 79 degrees proved to be the most productive, but don't completely rule out other temps. Fish seemed to be pulled tight to the edge of the matts so make sure to get as close as possible with your flips. Good luck!!"
Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel
Pokegama Lake (MN)
Bennett Gapinski reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Pokegama Lake. Additional comments from this report: "The fish were staging up for spawn off of weedy flats. They were in 6-8feet of water. They were in the best weeds that were avalible to them this happened to be cabage. When u found one there was bormaly others with it!"
Leech Lake (MN)
Matt Kennedy reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Leech Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Most fish were post spawn and were keying in on bluegill. Running a swim jig along reeds was a good way to catch quite a few of them!"
Mark Ripp Outdoors
Pool 11 Mississippi River (IA)
Mark Ripp Outdoors reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Pool 11 Mississippi River. Additional comments from this report: "Focused on lay downs on flats off the main channel. Had to have moderate current and bait close by. Fish still seemed scattered a bit and not really grouped up but areas reloaded. We would get one or two in an area and then let his rest for awhile and then repeat. "
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Mitch Bradshaw reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Swim Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Otter Lake. Additional comments from this report: "I checked out a new lake for me on my kayak. The shallows were littered with gills and I think the Bass had already spawned. The lake is shallow and hard to find an outside weedline but I tried to stay away from the bank while slowly swimming a jig through pads. I caught a lot of smaller buck bass and even a few on a topwater frog."