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Beaver style baits(The New Senko?)

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About all of us on here have either fished a Senko syle bait or heard stories of how productive they are.

Along come the Beaver Style baits and I have heard of people having GREAT success using them.Are they in the Senko category when it comes to catching fish?

Are they really THAT good at catching bait,or at least getting bites?I just cant seem to understand why they would be.

Whats your most productive presentation of beaver baits?

Why are these fish catchers? What is it about them?

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I don't think I'd put beavers in the same class as Senko style baits with respect to number of bites.  That being said however, I'd hate to have to fish without beaver style baits...they produce a lot of fish for us over the course of a season. 

Why do fish bite them? Why do fish bite any artificial bait?  I don't know...I'm just glad they do.

How do we fish beaver style baits?  We mostly fish them on a Titleshot jig from Fin-tech which we prefer to Texas rigged with a bullet weight.  We also occasionally fish them as a trailer on a regular Bass jig.

Some of our guys even use beavers as a trailer on swimjigs.

If you don't currently fish beaver style baits, IMHO they are well worth trying...you will most likely be rewarded for the effort.  The best ones for us, hands down, have been the original Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver followed by the Netbait B Bug.  Netbait has a new one out called the Kickin' B which I'm looking forward to trying.

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Consider being sweat with your beaver.

Like in Sweet Beaver!!!!

Good bait in the summer.  :)

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TW is having a sale today on the SK Perfect Plastic Rodent 4" $3.22

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http://www.***.com/Strike_King_Perfect_Plastic_Rodent_4/descpage-SKPR.html

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I can't say I've gotten more bites with a beaver than a Senko, but I can say that the quality of fish has been much greater with a beaver. The best ones I've used have been the RI Sweet Beavers. I've only used them as a jig trailer and they flat get the job done. The last good outing, the Sweet Beaver on a jig put three fish totaling 18 pounds in the boat. Thats a pretty good day where we were fishing and that doesn't even count the smaller 1-2 pound keepers we caught.

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Want to try something similar with a few subtle

differences? I have had some great luck with Bobby's

MegaBug:

http://www.megastrikefishingproducts.com/shop/Mega-Bug-Soft-Plastic/

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My most productive presentation for a beaver is rigging it texas style with the lightest weight I can get away with, creating a slow fall, pitching it around timber. It looks very natural falling slow. And I have had success doing the exact opposite with a heavy weight triggering a reaction strike on a fast fall. Go figure! Thats bass fishing for you though! And that's why I love it!

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The sweet beaver is in my top five "go to" baits.  Lately, I've been trying this Gene Larew Biffle Bug and I'm really liking it so far!

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My most productive presentation for a beaver is rigging it texas style with the lightest weight I can get away with, creating a slow fall, pitching it around timber. It looks very natural falling slow. And I have had success doing the exact opposite with a heavy weight triggering a reaction strike on a fast fall. Go figure! Thats bass fishing for you though! And that's why I love it!

Shut up you fool!!!!!!!! :) ;D ;D ;)

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ww2farmer: Im a little lost...haha Please explain?

HAHAHA giving away my beaver tactics  :)

I fish it much the same way, it's amazing how you can flip a milfoil patch witha beaver and 3/8 oz weight and haul water,then go back through with a 1oz pegged to it's nose and load the boat.

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I really believe that the RI beavers and the Net Bait Paca Craw are the most productive soft baits I have ever used. There just doesn't seem to be a wrong way to fish them.

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ww2farmer: Im giving away all your secrets. haha Yeah I like doing this with just about any style of bait, even when I shakey head fish I like to play with the drop rate. If im fishing 10ft of water with a heavy weight on the bottom and get no bites, I will switch to a lighter jig head and they will often crush it on the fall. If you watch a bass eat allot of times he will just sit on the bottom and if that wounded minnow slowly falls above his head he will ****** it. But when he's in that mood he may just stare at a fast dropping lure or minnows moving around him. Or he may fool us all and re-act to the fast dropping lure. Ah the fun of trying to figure out these picky wild lazy creatures from day to day!

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ww2farmer: Im giving away all your secrets. haha Yeah I like doing this with just about any style of bait, even when I shakey head fish I like to play with the drop rate. If im fishing 10ft of water with a heavy weight on the bottom and get no bites, I will switch to a lighter jig head and they will often crush it on the fall. If you watch a bass eat allot of times he will just sit on the bottom and if that wounded minnow slowly falls above his head he will ****** it. But when he's in that mood he may just stare at a fast dropping lure or minnows moving around him. Or he may fool us all and re-act to the fast dropping lure. Ah the fun of trying to figure out these picky wild lazy creatures from day to day!

Looks like my lame attempt at humor with you went over like a wet blanket.

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In my personal experience I prefer a beaver bait with more of a realistic pincer on them like the Northland Brush Beaver.  I have used the RI sweet beavers, but the triangle cut appendages don't seem to get me the same amount and quality of fish.  It's probably a mind thing, but that's my opinion and I'm stickin to it.

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When I'm fishing I'm usually switching presentations quite often. I'm finding that I was going back to the Sweet Beaver more and more last season. Very productive soft plastic.

I fish it either weightless (tex-posed) or on a light 1/8 oz. weighted swimbait hook. For whatever reason I'm not crazy about fishing it straight texas style. Seems I don't get as many hookups (?).

Finally....it's a good bait. I would never say it's better than a 7" Senko however!  ;D

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No one fishes them on certain jigheads?

Maybe :-X

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"It's in the Glide, Clyde." Bassmaster Oct. 2008.

I truly believe that. The swimming action reminds me of the backwards rigged Fat Ika. The first few times the bass in my home(private)lake saw that, I absolutely smoked 'em.

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I use them any and every way. I have even Texas rigged white ones and worked them like a fluke to picked up active solitary fish I have seen slapping the surface.

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