Made almost exclusively out of rubber or soft plastic. Soft plastic swimbaits are designed to draw a reaction strike from bass, walleye, and other predatory fish. Most of the time these baits will have the hook on the top part of the body, but some will have a treble hook on the belly side as well. There are several categories for softplastic swimbaits that include paddle tails, line through, and top hook swimbaits. Paddle tail swimbaits are by far the most common swimbait anglers prefer. These baits come in an array of sizes with the smaller sizes often being used as a trailer for a spinnerbait, chatter-bait or underspin.