How To Video – Using Swimbaits For Calico Bass

While weedless swimbaits are often associated solely with targeting calico bass in heavy kelp, it’s actually a versatile lure that will work in a number of situations.

Calico bass fishing

Regardless of whether you’re fishing shallow water along the beach, targeting suspended fish over shallow structure or burning it through open water, a properly presented weedless swimbait will catch calico bass wherever they are biting. In this video, I’ll share the tackle, rigging, presentation, and proper hook set to maximize your results.

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Erik Landesfeind is BD's Southern California Editor and has over 30 years of experience saltwater fishing for a range of species in both California and Mexican waters. Erik is also an active freelance writer and the author of the weekly column So Cal Scene, which BD publishes every Friday. In So Cal...