Bass Pro Shops® Swim Stik-O-Worm® Soft Plastic Jerkbaits
Big fish eat little fish, and our swimmer draws the predators right in! Paddle tail guarantees plenty of wiggle on the retrieve. Slit belly makes it easy to rig weedless with a wide gap hook. Heavily salted.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by docav great price and great bait I used these a lot this past summer while fishing other swimbaits. They are a great way to alternative to bigger swimbaits. I used them mostly near grass beds. When the grass was under the surface I would swim it right over the top of the grass and kill it when it reached any open pockets. Also fish it along the edge of the weed line. I tried several colors but white worked best for me. Doug December 12, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by HoosierFishFan Swim Stik-O I use this mainly in any thick cover environment, but lilly pads are my favorite because if you hook this thing weedless it will go anywhere and not get snagged and I will still get the tail action. It it my "go to" bait for lilly pads and most cover with holes in the middle or crusing points. Love it!! I bought a pack of most of the colors that I would use around here. June bug has worked the best this year. Its very handy. July 20, 2008
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nitro1 Close , but--------------------- I was so excited when I saw this bait, I couldn't wait to fish it. Now that I have , I'm extremely disappointed. IT DOESN'T SWIM. No matter how I retrieve it, it simply glides through the water like a normal stick bait. I even took a razor blade and notched the sides of the tail to reduce the stiffness and get it swim------nuttin. I'm no engineer, but it seems to me the paddle tail needs to be larger, providing more resistance, and there-by producing the desired swimming action. It's a great concept that I hope gets refined. March 12, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ghost Cheaper Version Of The Expensive Paddletails Bought these on sale during the Spring Classic, 3 packs for $10. I used a 5/0 EWG weighted 1/8 oz red hook. With this weighted hook & the the Swim Stik-O, it casts very well even on baitcasters. I used the pearl white color, since the shad were in this channel I fish. I let the lure sink after the cast & twitched it a few times then reeled in slow. When I paused it & started slow reeling again I get a hit. Waited a couple seconds to set the hook. Landed a 2 1/2 lb LM bass! The Swim Stik-O isn't really that durable, maybe a fish or 2 but that's it. It tore up a bit by the nose of the lure. I guess the bass put up a pretty good fight that the ripped some on the nose. But in those right condtions this lure will work just as well as those expensive paddletails, that are the craze right now. It has a slight licorice smell w/ some of the plastic smell too. So I smeared on some Megastrike to fend off the plastic smell & to help slide the lure in the fishes mouth. I do this w/ all my swimbaits, I useMegastrike. But any gel form lure attractant should work. I'm pretty happy w/ this product, it's cheap & you get like 10 per pack. March 4, 2008
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A:I do not use any weight. I rig it weedless, down the front and up through the back, and fish it very slowly. I use a bit more of a pull than with the worm styles because the paddle tail vibration seems to attract strikes on the fall.
A:You can, but I like to add a nail weight on either side of the hook .
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A:This is a great lure. I use the watermelonseed color in the northeast because it imitates the baitfish here. If your in the south you could use a lighter color I would suppose.
I personally don't weight it because it's plenty heavy enough. If you do add a weight it will cast further which is good for shore fishing. The weight also steadies the lure a little allowing you to reel faster and not have the bait turn upside down.
You could also put it on a skirted jig and do well.
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