Most bass anglers use jigs for pitching, flipping and casting to shallow cover, but fewer make use of swimbaits in the same conditions. Kenichi Iida demonstrates how to employ a standard jigging technique with a swimbait, that seamlessly transitions in a horizontal swim retrieve using the versatile Megabass Dark Sleeper.
Catching conditioned bass often boils down to showing them something new or different. A paddle tail swimbait fished like a jig, then swam horizontally, is a unique presentation that appeals to fish based on their position relative to cover as well as bass on vertical AND horizontal chews – all in a single cast. Strike windows are also increased as the lure remains in play the entire distance back to the boat.