Tackle Tuesday is a new feature here at Bass East. This week Keith will discuss one of his go-to swimbaits. It’s the Strike King Shadalicous 5.5″ in Blue Gizzard rigged on a 1/2 ounce Strike King Squadron jig head.
1. Application- I like to throw this rig around any type of mid-range structure. Make a long cast and let the bait fall to the bottom then slow roll it back with a steady retrieve.
2. Modifications- I usually cut about 1/16 off the nose in order to make a flat spot. Thread the bait on the hook and add a couple drops of glue between the bait and the jig head.
3. Recommended Tackle- Power Tackle PG104
15-20 lb Seaguar Invizx
Shimano Chronarch 200E7
BONUS tip – if you get a strike but the fish misses, make 3-4 fast cranks of the reel and then slow back down. They’ll usually come back and get it.
Good Fishing! Keith Combs
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