Jump to content
Barndog

Swimbait VS Wakebait

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone

I'm a new user, this is my first post. Have been doing a lot of reading and looking at the different threads, so much great info on this forum!

I have made a 2 piece glide / swimbait from Western Red Cedar. Weighted to be slow sinking (approx 3.5oz total weight) and is a touch over 6 inches long.

I made 2 versions - one has a wake lip and the other one does not.

My question is - what difference is there between the 2? Why do some bait builders put a wake lip on and others don't? What is the benefit in having a lip, and conversely what is the benefit of not having one?

With regards to the 2 I have made, the only difference I can see is in the swimming action. The wake version has a tighter wiggle as opposed to the wider s-shape glide of the no-lip version.

I'm hoping to make a mold of this bait but unsure of which one to go with. I'm really happy with both versions in terms of how they sit in the water and how they perform on the retrieve, just wondering if there is an obvious reason (that I can't see) to choose one version over the other??

Thanks in advance, looking forward to any suggestions!

Cheers

Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems to me like you answered your own question

1 hour ago, Barndog said:

With regards to the 2 I have made, the only difference I can see is in the swimming action. The wake version has a tighter wiggle as opposed to the wider s-shape glide of the no-lip version.

That is the difference.  You want both.  That way you have what the bass want on a particular day.  One day they will come to the surface and eat a wake bait.  Another day they want the s-shape glide action.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Typically a lip allows you to fish a bait a lot slower and still get a ton of action. Also, a bait with a lip gives off a completely different feel in the water than a lipless one. To me, it's similar to fishing either a crankbait or a soft fluke: both are reaction baits but function very differently

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...
Top