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Goldrod
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Kinda hard soft cause the jig is the hard and the plastic is the soft.  I’ve never been good at using swim jigs but I have to be honest I went to a 3/8 and started catching more fish. 

i thought initially I just cast and retrieve but I’ve learned to vary my retrieve even so much as let the jig sink. I’m playing around with trailers and wanted to know what are the trailers you prefer and when and why ? 


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dragon1
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Paca Craw type in pumpkin and bluegill colors in post spawn and when the bream are on beds.  White and shad colors in the fall with slimmer body trailers or even single tail grubs, and good old back and blue with a black and blue swimming craw type plastic in spring.


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Gswimbait
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Trailers for me vary based on the head shape and weight. I too agree that more success seems to be found on a 3/8 oz size jig because it fishes the majority of the depth range you want to fish.   But I have been successful with a 1/2 and even a 3/4 ounce head too for deep water.  Ideally anything that makes the skirt shake on a slow retrieve is what you want. If you don't have that, your bite % goes down a dramatically. 

One of my favorite Swim jig trailers is a 6" megabass magdraft freestyle on the back of the 3/4 oz megabass Uoze Swimmer.  The hook and bait match up well and i remove the hanging blade. the skirt has a subtle kick/swing to it. It gets alot of bites 

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I like the OSP Dolive Shad. Gives it a good amount of wiggle.

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Good Times
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OSP Action Trailer for me. Any depth, anywhere, doesn't matter


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1/4-3/8 on the jigs. 1/4 in shallow water does very well for me. I like to impart action/vary retrieve/shake rod tip while working the bait back to the boat. Skinny dipper, swimming senko, DoLive shad for trailers.


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Goldrod
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Posted by: @rise

1/4-3/8 on the jigs. 1/4 in shallow water does very well for me. I like to impart action/vary retrieve/shake rod tip while working the bait back to the boat. Skinny dipper, swimming senko, DoLive shad for trailers.

DoLive Shad’s are something I haven’t tried but will. Thanks for the tip


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