How To Use A Paddletail Like A Pro (And Catch More Fish)
Paddletails are some of the best search baits around.
You can cast them far and retrieve them quickly, which helps you cover lots of ground and find where the feeding fish are.
And in this video, you’ll learn how to catch more fish with these lures, including how to rig and retrieve them.
Check it out below!
Paddletail Tips [VIDEO]
You can cover a lot of ground with a paddletail.
In fact, you can make 3 to 4 casts with full retrieves in the time it takes to cast and retrieve a jerk shad properly.
With a paddletail, you’re able to feel out more areas in less time to find fish.
If you don’t find any fish, then you can quickly move on to another zone and start fan casting your lure.
This is called power fishing!
The Paddletail In Action
If you’ve seen our underwater footage, you’ll know that sometimes a constant retrieve with a paddletail is not the right technique.
But that’s okay because you can switch it up by incorporating short pauses and twitches.
Since most of the predator fish you’re targeting like to ambush their prey, you’ll get a lot of strikes on the drop just after a pause.
Depth control is very important when using a paddletail.
You want your lure to sit just a couple of inches from the bottom where the predator fish are holding.
Here are my go-to rigs depending on depths:
Very Shallow Water (2 ft or less)
Shallow Water (2 – 3 ft)
Don’t forget that fishing is a numbers game.
The more area you cover and the more casts you make will ultimately increase your chances of catching more fish.
Our Slam Shady paddletails have been catching a ton of different species and in numbers!
Have you been using a paddletail more to cover ground?
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