How to Fish With Bass Magic Swim Baits

How to Fish With Bass Magic Swim Baits
Swim baits were one of the hottest baits on the market as of February 2010 for catching largemouth bass and other gamefish species. Designed to imitate the swimming motion of baitfish, swim baits are rigged so that the hook does not interfere with the motion the bait produces as it moves through the water. One of the most popular swim baits is the Luck E Strike Bass Magic. Use it properly to improve your chances of a successful fishing trip.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Swim bait hook
  • Monofilament line
  • Medium to medium-heavy rod with matched reel
  • Attractant gel
Step 1
Tie a swim bait bait holder hook onto your fishing line with an improved clinch knot. Moisten the knot before pulling it down tight. Use a pair of snips to trim any excess line from the hook.
Step 2
Insert the bait-holding screw into the nose of the swim bait. Twist the swim bait onto the hook until the nose is almost to the eye swivel. Do not thread the bait too far or it may interfere with the hook's action.
Step 3
Slightly bend the swim bait and insert the hook into the belly. Slide the point of the hook into the bait and up toward the top of the bait. Keep the point just below the surface of the bait to rig it weedless. This will prevent the hook from becoming tangled with weeds and grass while fishing. Arrange the body of the swim bait so that it lies straight and is not bent or kinked on the hook.
Step 4
Cast the swim bait to a structure, along grass lines or under objects such as docks. This is a very versatile bait and is effective in a wide range of situations. Vary the speed of your retrieve and allow the bait to pause periodically to imitate a live baitfish.
Step 5
Add an attractant to the swim bait, if you like. The hollow body provides an excellent opportunity for using a gel that contains attractants. The gel is slowly released in the water to attract fish and also encourages fish to bite longer, allowing a better hook set.

Tips & Warnings

Remember that the bait has a natural swimming action and works best with a slow retrieve.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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