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I know alot of anglers use trout swimbaits in the southern and eastern states and are successful, but will they work for the mid west states like wisconsin? I have some i bought only because it was a really good deal and couldn't resist.

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They will work anywhere. They not only look like trout, but suckers, shiners, bullhead and several other longer bodied forage.

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Huddlestons work anywhere, which ones in particular are you referring to?

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Huddlestons work anywhere, which ones in particular are you referring to?

1 68 Special Shad ROF 5

4 ROF 12, Shad and Two Trout; juvenile and adult

1 ROF 5 Shad

1 Weedless Perch

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Oh man, those are perfect. I've had lots of 2 pounders eat the 68 special. The shads are fish catching machines too! Just keep in mind if the swimbait isn't getting bit switch it up. A lot of hardcore swimbait guys live and die by the swimbait bite. I'd prefer to go with what's working at the time.

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Oh man, those are perfect. I've had lots of 2 pounders eat the 68 special. The shads are fish catching machines too! Just keep in mind if the swimbait isn't getting bit switch it up. A lot of hardcore swimbait guys live and die by the swimbait bite. I'd prefer to go with what's working at the time.

Okay thanks! And I've just got into swimbaits, well bass swimbaits, I used to throw 1lb musky bull dawg swimbaits but quit due to an injury. But yes, I will try them out.

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if your in pike and musky waters, id definately use a leader. I fish wisconsin once a year and this year i killed them on a rainbow trout colored Castaic swimbait. My fishing buddy kept saying "theres no trout in these waters." I looked at him and said "there definately isnt any chartreuse spinnerbait fish in the water but your using it."

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Plainly, yes they work in WI. I've had smallies eat ROF5s on many lakes. I fish a couple regionals up there every couple years, and every so often the big swimbait bite is the ticket. On lakes like Wissota and Dell's they can be dynamite.

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Plainly, yes they work in WI. I've had smallies eat ROF5s on many lakes. I fish a couple regionals up there every couple years, and every so often the big swimbait bite is the ticket. On lakes like Wissota and Dell's they can be dynamite.

I actually live not too far from lake Wissota, and when you mean dells, do you mean dells pond? I fish alot at dells pond which is in Eau claire.

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They work in the NE very well. Should work fine for you.

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I've caught 12 inchers on 6" weedless hudds here in Kansas. The 4" weedless shad is almost like cheating some days.

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I actually live not too far from lake Wissota, and when you mean dells, do you mean dells pond? I fish alot at dells pond which is in Eau claire.

The one and only. That's one of my favorite WI lakes for a mixed bag of bass.

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Like RyneB said, definitely use a leader with those expensive baits, but they do in fact catch bass.

This time of year is a time to throw them here in Minnesota because the bigger bass are up feeding on baitfish and they want to hearty meal.

Has anyone made a bullhead swimbait?

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Like RyneB said, definitely use a leader with those expensive baits, but they do in fact catch bass.

This time of year is a time to throw them here in Minnesota because the bigger bass are up feeding on baitfish and they want to hearty meal.

Has anyone made a bullhead swimbait?

Mattlures, and it's dynamite.

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Has anyone made a bullhead swimbait?

Not really a swimbait, but the Ragetail Smokin' Rooster is a very good bullhead/madtom analog When "rage-rigged."

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Mattlures, and it's dynamite.

Tournament series from Matt is very affordable and realistic.

Here's a shot of the Bullhead.

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X3. Definitely give Matt's baits a try; you won't be disappointed.

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I have been fishing swimbaits for a very long time and every swimbait has a unique action depending how fast or slow you retrieve them. Hudds are designed to be fish very slow with most of the lure action coming from the tail swimming.

Your only problem with a soft swimbait like a Hudd up north is toothy predators like pike tearing them apart.

Tom

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