Fishing a swimbait in open water is an effective method for covering a large body of water quickly. Swimbaits provide life-like action that imitates a baitfish. I often like to fish swimbaits with a fast retrieve just below the surface to draw large bass up from below or through schools of mullet incase a redfish is nearby.
Below is a diagram of how the swimbait should look when rigged properly.
There are plenty of manufacturers out there to choose from just make sure you “match the hatch” when using these lures.