October 5, 2009

Skinny Dippin'

I have been pretty quiet about one of my new favorite baits, but it's become so popular here in Florida that the secret is out. The Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper is a great fish catcher. I started using the bait this January and was tearing the fish up on Okeechobee. Since then I have had a chance to perfect my rigging and determine the best places to use it. I like to fish this little swimbait just under the surface. To get the best action, I like to use a tiny tungsten weight. A 1/32 oz will do in calm conditions and up to 1/8 oz when it is a little windier out. For hooks, I like to use a 5/0 Gamakatsu Extra Wide Gap. The colors all seem to work, but my favorites are Pearl Blue Shad, Penetration, and Houdini. Try whatever ones you like, they all seem to work. One thing that I think does make a difference is the line that you use. I started fishing this bait with braided line, but feel like I get more bites with a 15lb fluorocarbon, like Seaguar's AbrazX. I like to fish this bait anywhere you have grass or lily pads around. Try it out next time you wanna catch some fish.
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