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What areas hold the most trophy bass potential for swimbaits?

Based on the video context and my experience as a pro bass fishing guide, the areas with the highest potential for catching trophy bass using swimbaits are main lake points, secondary points off the ends of deep boat docks, bluff banks, steep banks, and areas with submerged timber. These areas provide a combination of deeper water, various types of cover, and the opportunity for bass to come up on the bait from different directions.

When fishing swimbaits, it's important to target the minority of giant fish in a particular area. While you may catch smaller fish on other baits like shaky heads or weenie worms, swimbaits are a big commitment for bass and can entice those larger trophy fish. They know that if they get something like a swimbait, it will hold them over for a week or so. So, concentrate your efforts on the steep banks, deep docks, and points.

Additionally, in lakes where Asian carp have become prevalent, the bass are going crazy for the smaller immature Asian carp. These carp are in the 4-10 inch range, and the bass are feeding heavily on them. So, if you're fishing in lakes like Kentucky Berkeley Lakes, targeting areas where these smaller Asian carp are present can increase your chances of catching trophy bass using swimbaits.

Remember, the key is to fish in areas where the bait has to come through, such as underwater humps, big points, or areas with nomadic food sources. These are the places where big fish will want to be because they know that's where they can find food. If you're fishing in a lake with trout, targeting areas near the launch ramp where trout are stocked can be highly productive. Bass know where the food is coming from and will position themselves accordingly.

In summary, to catch trophy bass using swimbaits, focus on main lake points, secondary points off deep boat docks, bluff banks, steep banks, areas with submerged timber, and areas with nomadic food sources. These areas provide the best opportunities for big fish to come up on the bait and increase your chances of landing that trophy bass.

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3 Tricks To Catching Bass With BIG Swimbaits… by Intuitive Angling With Randy Blaukat points like main Lake and secondary points off the ends of deep boat docks Bluff Bank steep Bank something like that over the top of submerged Timber places where the bass have to come up on the bait and from a considerable distance that is how you're going to catch your big ones when you're around these areas that have deeper water and you've got a combination of some various mix of cover and you got suspended and bottom bass both all this is a mix to catch big ones on there because if you if you fish like say for example a main Lake Point that a lot of people do in the fall time of the year if you pull up to that point you might catch five or six fish on a Shaky Head on that point but they might be a pound a pound pound and a half fish they're maybe an eight or ten pounder down there just swimming around it's just not interested in that it's not interested and it's expelling its energy for a little weenie Worm but something like this is a big commitment and they know if they get something like this it's going to hold them over week or so so you're after that Minority of giant fish in a particular area and those are the best areas to fish them so concentrate on your steep Banks deep docks points that type of stuff the next
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