June 01, 2022
Okay, so we’ll probably never stop using the cliche “match the hatch,” because showing fish something that mimics what they’re used to eating constitutes rock-solid logic. But what do you do when you don’t know exactly what they’re eating?
There could be multiple answers to that question, but you’re going to be hard-pressed to find one better than a small paddletail swimbait. Reason’s simple: The blend of user-friendly simplicity with undeniable fish appeal makes this one of the most efficient baits you can throw.
“This bait has a good swimming action that looks like a minnow or a shad,” said Kansas pro Brent...