Here are 5 of the best softplastic swimbaits for bass fishing. There are so many softplastic swimbaits out on the market. It makes things tough to know what to use. After several years of trial and error, the following swimbaits have seemed to consistently outperform all the others. Hopefully, this information on softplastic swimbaits will help eliminate some confusion for you. In addition, there are several tips and video of each of these baits in action to help you become a better swimbait fisherman. Enjoy the post!
Best Softplastic Swimbaits
Softplastic swimbaits can be one of the best lures to use for bass fishing. They help you cover a lot of water, and best of all bass crush them. Unfortunately, all swimbaits are not created equal. Almost every fishing brand out there has a swimbait of one kind or another. Fortunately, I’ve done some time on the water, and boiled things down to 5 of the best softplastic swimbaits that will consistently catch you fish all year long. Feel free to leave a comment below if you disagree with any on the list below. I’m always open to try new things. Plus, don’t forget to check out the video at the bottom of the post to see the proof of why these are the best softplasatic swimbaits in action. Soak in the stoke!
Keitech Easy Shiner
One of the all time best softplastic swimbaits is the Keitech Easy Shiner. This swimbait is awesome because the tail will will wobble perfectly without barely any movement on the retrieve. Plus, the thin body is a perfect baitfish imitator. The best way to fish this swimbait is with a 1/8 oz darter jig head on a light spinning rod. You can cast it a mile, and the darter jig head helps keep the bait horizontal as you retrieve it through the water. Prepare to get bites with this awesome softplastic swimbait.
Best Set-Up for the Keitech Easy Shiner
Basstrix Paddle Tail
The Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait is another one of the best softplastic swimbaits on the market. It’s action is incredibly unique compared to other swimbaits. The entire body wobbles as the tail kicks. This extra vibration in the water from the basstrix swimbait body wobble helps draw some serious strikes. The basstrix needs to be retrieved a little faster than other swimbaits to get the right action, but it still crushes bass. Plus, the hollow body helps enable some cool rigging options to keep the bait weedless. Definitely a must in your swimbait arsenal.
Best Set-Up for the Basstrix Paddle Tail
Jackall Rhythm Wave
The Jackall Rhythm Wave is one of the best softplastic swimbaits because of it’s perfect finesse presentation. The Rhythm wave’s tail will kick on the slowest of retrieve’s. Plus, the body has a good rocking action as well to give it a little more presence in the water. Another cool feature about the bait are the scale imitation body style stripes through the bait. This helps give it a natural baitfish appearance in the water. The bass choke this bait down with stoke.
Best Set-Up for the Rhythm Wave
Megabass Spark Shad
One of the best softplastic swimbaits around is the megabass spark shad. It swims incredibly straight, and the body style is a perfect representation of a small fish with the extra front fins. The tail will kick easily on a slow retrieve, and it comes in some awesome natural colors. The only downside to the bait is the eyes will fall off, but it doesn’t detract the bass from chomping it down. The holes in the top of the bait also help make sure you get the bait rigged up perfectly straight every time. The spark shad get’s those bass “Kraken.”
Best Set Up for the Megabass Spark Shad
Keitech Fat Swing Impact
The Keitech Fat Swing Impact has always been one of the best softplastic swimbaits around. The action on this swimbait is incredible. The body kick, and the tail wag is perfect at the slowest of speeds. It works amazing as a trailer on a spinnerbait, or a swim jig. Traditionally, this bait is used a lot on umbrella rigs too. Yet, it still crushes sitting straight on a lead jig head slowly retrieved through the water. This is a bass killer all season long.
Best Set Up for the Keitech Swing Impact Fat
Best Softplastic Swimbaits Video
Here’s some footage of these 5 best softplastic swimbaits being used in one morning of fishing. Each of these swimbaits produced some decent bass. Hopefully, you can also pick a up a few tips on how to fish a swimbait in this clip as well. The swimbait is hands down one of my favorite ways to catch bass. Get amped to see how well these swimbaits work. Enjoy the vid!
Hopefully, this video and information will help you level up your game to catch more bass on softplastic swimbaits. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog, and follow @Krakenbass on all the main social media accounts to keep you up to speed with new posts and information to help you catch more fish. I’d love to hear in the comments below some of your favorite softplastic swimbaits. There is something magic about these baits that really get those bass “Kraken!”