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How can I prevent short strikes when fishing swimbaits?

Short striking can be frustrating when fishing with swimbaits, but there are a few tips you can try to prevent it. First, pay attention to where the last hit of the bait was. Fish will often follow the swimbait for a distance before turning off. Sometimes, they may even follow it all the way up and under the boat before striking.

To prevent short strikes, you can use a follow-up bait. This is a secondary bait that you can use to entice the fish to commit. It's important to match the size of the follow-up bait to the size of your swimbait. For example, if you're using a five or six-inch swimbait, you can try using a five-inch soft jerkbait as a follow-up bait.

In terms of technique, a steady retrieve is usually effective when fishing with swimbaits. Keep your rod tip down and to the side to feel the strikes better. Avoid having your rod tip too high, as it can make it difficult to set the hook when a fish bites.

Additionally, you can try varying the depth of your retrieve by raising and lowering your rod tip. This can create a more erratic action and entice the fish to strike.

Remember, these tips are based on the video context provided. If you have any specific questions or need further clarification, please let me know.

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Short Striking Your Swimbait? Follow Up with This! by BassGeek fish okay so what you've got to think about is how far those fish you've really got to pay attention in your cast where was the last hits of that bait it's been a tough day of fishing and they're hitting right here beside of me figures huh anyway so you've got to pay attention to where the last hit is those fish will follow that swim bait so far before finally they turn off and they don't want to have anything to do with it most of the time it'll be as they as it gets closer to the boat i've seen them follow it all the way up and under the boat and actually got hit that way before now the follow-up bait so you've heard people talk about using a frog over a mat and throw a jig or some sort of you know flipping rig again the follow-up bait is simply this now you do want to match it to the size of your bait so if i'm throwing a five or six inch uh swim bait i'm gonna throw a five inch uh soft jerkbait now this hook i'm not gonna lie i had this on a four inch it's a i think it's a three ought belly weight so it's a little small i would definitely go with at least a four as it's wrapped around my tip always hate it when it gets wrapped around the tip anyway
Short Striking Your Swimbait? Follow Up with This! by BassGeek swim bait i always have this on deck somewhere it is on deck ready to go so that i can pick it up throw it out and hopefully catch those uh ornery bass that ain't wanting to eat my swim bait give it a try tell me what you think as always questions comments in the comment section below you guys know i love to talk about fishing with you hope you'll try the follow-up method and uh as always like it if you like it don't forget to subscribe make sure you ring that bell so you get the notifications when these videos come out guys i love all your support means the world to me and as always you guys rock
Best Paddle Tail Swimbait Tips for Bass Fishing (These Work!) | Bass Fishing by Bass Fishing Tips & Techniques by BassResource line something where the bats are hiding where they can come out ambush fish and it's just a nice steady retrieve it's nothing real to to crazy I've got my rod tip down and I've got it to the side that way I can feel the strikes a lot better and I'm in the Hooksett position you don't want your rod sitting way up here I've got the line out but you know what your rod when you're casting this and when you're retrieving it unless your weight you want it right near the surface you say for example the weeds are right under the surface you don't want your rod way up here because you're not in the Hooksett position if a fish bites it you have to remember to bring your hook down you bring a rod down reel it up really quick that slack line and then set the hook it's kind of difficult to do so you got to keep your rod tip down here and just a nice slow steady retrieve works really well sometimes what I like to do when I'm retrieving I'll give it a pause if I see like a little hole in the weeds I like to drop it down the weeds I'll pause it let it kind of fill just flutter down in there and sometimes that'll draw a strike another way I like to fish it is burning it back and this is great when you have a just submergent buoys right under the surface you bring it back at a good
Short Striking Your Swimbait? Follow Up with This! by BassGeek they're hitting your swim bait like crazy but they just ain't eating it how do you get those fish to commit so like i said we've all been there we're throwing some sort of swim bait whether it be you know these the bigger swim baits or even the finesse swim baits or even an underspin they're getting hit now for you guys that don't know when you're throwing a swim bait you want to make sure you throw it out there and as you're reeling it back sometimes you're going to get hits you're going to feel do not set the hook until you feel the weight of the fish now the problem with that is sometimes you're gonna get multiple thunks okay so it's gonna be somebody you know we can probably put a beat to that anyway and no matter how calm you are no matter how under control you are and trust me it hurts it hurts i mean it there is nothing any more frustrating than that when you're reeling it in and they're just knocking the absolute fire out of it and not eating it sometimes you can downsize they'll eat it sometimes you can go to another spin big or small they'll eat it but i'm going to tell you one of the things that i've done that works almost a hundred percent of the time now you've seen me talk about this before when it comes to suspended
Rage Bug Tips That Work! | Bass Fishing by Bass Fishing Tips & Techniques by BassResource Not always, but try that technique and sometimes you'd be surprised how many fish you catch. But simply, swimming it back, I use that in the warmer months. I don't do it in the winter months because the fish don't tend to follow and chase baits, but in the spring and summer and fall, just swimming it back like that works really well. One other thing that I like to do when I do this is I'll just vary the depth that's up. I have the rod tip up and then I'll bring the rod tip down and I'll bring the rod tip up and I'll bring it back down. And what that does, it speeds the bait up and then slows it back down, it drops a little bit. And if you notice, I have the rod tip to the side. That way you can feel the strike better. If you have the right tip pointed right at it, then it's just a connection between the reel and the bait. Let the rod do the work for you. Let the rod help you figure out where the bite is. So, keep that rod tip a little bit to the side and you're gonna feel those subtle strikes. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like this, visit BassResource.com.
Advanced Swim Jig Tactics for More Consistent Bass Fishing by Wired2Fish to do what I call hover a jig or floating jig I don't like to scoot it along or move it really really fast I like to keep it in the strike zone as long as I can and a tip I can give you for that is use a trailer that's got a lot of water displacement that'll help you keep that jig up there and then go with a quarter ounce head I know a lot of guys like to swim a 3/8 ounce head but typically for me it's always a quarter ounce so I can keep that jig in the strike zone as long as possible there's got to be somebody on the back side of that Island I mean that was kind of one of the imperfect deals you seen just how I was shaking that rod and flutter and it just kind of keeping it as slow as possible with it you got it you can just see them coming from miles away to get it like that it is so much fun you haven't played around with a swim jig much there's no no cooler bike just to be reeling that thing along and just they get it and when they get it they typically really get it now they just need to be like four pounders you know typically for me like if I'm fishing it down deep it's gonna be that for you know four to six foot depth

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