Before making the jump to the FLW Tour, GYCB Pro Jimmy Reese, honed his craft fishing and competing in tournaments across the West. Among his accomplishments are victories at the Costa FLW Series on Clear Lake and the California Delta.
There are almost as many kinds of swimbaits as there are fishermen: everything from a Creme Lit’l Fishie to a 15-inch plastic trout qualifies as a swimbait. When it comes to Yamamoto products, the D-Shad, Swim Senko, Hula Swimmer, Heart-Tail, and even the Kut Tail worm can all be fished as swimbaits. The huge variety of sizes, shapes, and colors means that you can find a swimbait to match the dominant prey in your fishing hole.
Football on the weekends, daily temperatures ticking slightly lower and hunters heading for the blinds all mark the arrival of the fall season. This also means fewer boats on the water which means hardcore bassheads can have some of the best fishing of the year to themselves. I won’t tell if you won’t!
A former Bassmaster Classic champion and veteran FLW Tour pro, Jay Yelas is no stranger to big bass. However, the Oregon angler knows that nabbing big bass often means throwing smaller baits. In his view, small swimbaits exemplify this premise.
“Especially on public lakes that get a lot of fishing pressure, most all of the fish have been caught before and you’re trying to recapture the same fish,” he said. “So, having a small, natural profile in your bait makes a big difference, because these are educated fish.
The Heart-Tail Swimbait is brand new for the 2015 season and FLW Tour Pro Jay Yelas is extremely excited about the new offering from Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. Yelas has spent many hours on the water with a Heart-Tail tied to the end of his line. With its bulky ribbed body and namesake tail design, the Heart-Tail produces a strong swimming action and strike triggering body wobble. From coast to coast and north to south the Heart-Tail Swimbait has become a valuable addition to Yelas' bass catching arsenal.