Posted May 04 2012 - 06:34 PM
Note: I have discovered that I have used swim baits on several occasions, unknowingly, as soft plastic. my mistake. This was ignorance on my part.
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:24 PM
Huddleson Baits, LC Swimbaits, and Sebile are my favorite swimbait companies.
Posted May 04 2012 - 07:55 PM
Posted May 04 2012 - 09:56 PM
Posted May 04 2012 - 11:20 PM
As far as being like a jointed crankbait, not even close. Crankbaits have a very mechanical swimming motion where the whole body of the bait moves. Most soft swimbaits only the tail moves very subtly side to side, just like a real fishes tail. You should at least give it a try. It doesn't require specialized tackle or a ton of baits. A couple plastic baits in natural colors and just toss them on a heavier rod like a flipping stick. If you decide it's something you like you can buy more specialized gear later.
Posted May 04 2012 - 11:42 PM
I fish a 5" Decoy Hydratail quite a bit and after you see enough 12 inchers inhale it so deeply you can't see the bait sticking out of their mouths anymore you realize they really aren't that big of a bait.
Cool to hear about the decoys, I've been thinking about getting a few for a while
Posted May 05 2012 - 12:38 PM
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Posted May 05 2012 - 09:19 PM
I see about four 8" hudds (different colors and sink rates), a couple of weedless hudds, three Mattlures, couple of Ospreys, a real prey baby bass and a real prey trout.
Moving on to the hard baits, I see more Mattlures, two Slammers, one Rago, and a triple trout.
These are the baits that I regularly fish, day in and day out, Got more stuff new in pack, mostly softbaits. Unless it's a bluegill bait, I rarely throw anything smaller than 8" anymore.
P.S. Got a Tsunaga coming. Cool stuff.
P.P.S. Matt makes some really cool baits, and is a very helpful guy if you want to learn the sport of swimbaiting,
Posted May 06 2012 - 08:58 AM
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Posted June 03 2012 - 02:15 PM
But back to the point. I have caught a couple of bass on it. At first I thought there was something wrong with it because at certain speeds it would try to swim side ways. Apparently this did it for the bass because that's how I caught them. I did take off the treble, though, because my lake is mostly shallow and the weeds grow pretty high. I may regret doing that one day.
You get 2-3 in a pack for around $5. There are better brands out there but not for my budget.
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