Jointed crankbaits are essentially hybrid crankbaits. They are hard bodied multi- jointed crankbaits that imitate a bait fish swimming in the water. Basically, the jointed body of the crankbait waves like a flag in the water when retrieved. These hybrid crankbaits may or may not have a lip and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Somewhere in the segments, multiple-segmented crankbaits have evolved to the term “swimbaits”. These baits also come in floating, sinking, and suspending varieties.
One of the best fishing tips I can give with these swimbait lures (multiple jointed crankbait) is to go big on heavily fished water that hold very large bass. Meaning, the most obvious large structure on a lake will typically hold the largest largemouth bass. These apex predator bass are territorial and will run off the smaller 4 to 5 pound peers from their territory. The problem is that everyone else on the lake have fished this structure and have thrown about every bait imaginable, and these big fish have become smart and lure shy.
Going big with a 6- inch swimbait with a fishing rig that can handle the size of the bait is the most effective. An 8 foot medium- heavy action bait caster rod and reel combo spooled with 17 pound monofilament is what I am talking about. These baits are large and typically is something that these big fish have never seen before and these baits will elicit the strike that you seek. Be aggressive, go big, and be ready when the strike happens.
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