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Wut Size Paddletail Swimbait Trailer Do U Use For Brown Fish

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This Q is with spring in mind. I want to put a swimbait trailer on my swimjigs. I will be primarily fishing for smallmouth; but pike, LM, and stripers could see my lure to. I am planing on getting some lunker city baits for the trailer, specifically the shaker. http://www.lunkercity.com/

 

I was thinking the 4.5" shaker would be good on a jig but then I thought it might be kind of big for brown fish. Maybe the 3.25" would be best for smallies. What do yall think?

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They will hit both. The bigger size might limit your number of bites from smaller fish.

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Swimming Senko cut at the egg sack.

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I'd go with the 4.5" version. Even smaller smallmouths will have no problem handling a bait that size. 

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Add a couple bags of the 4" Swimmin Ribster to your order and swim them on a plain jighead...

 

 

oe

 

By the way, the first word in your thread title is spelled "what" by Webster.

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I use a River Rock Baits RR Striker which is 3.75" and their Mongoose Striker which is 5", both have a time and place but even the 5" isn't too big. I really like the Gene Larew Sweet Swimmer at 3.5" as well but anything around the 4" mark will work fine for smallmouth.

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Full size 5" dippers.... brown fish like to eat too.  3.5's when they wont have a big one. I like to drag them on the bottom imitating a sculpin.

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I've caught smallmouth on baits as big as 8", so really, I just go with what ever is close to what I think is swimming around.  Generally, I use Keitechs, anywhere from 2" to 5+".

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Havoc Beat Shad has worked well for me in the past. At first I hated this bait because of how flimsy it was, but that's what makes it so good.

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I stay in the 3" to 4" sizes. Preferably the Keitech ones.

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Keitech swing impact fat or regular. With jig trailers always buy they bigger size. You can always bite or trim some of it if you are looking for a smaller presentation.

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RI Little Dipper.

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Havoc Beat Shad has worked well for me in the past. At first I hated this bait because of how flimsy it was, but that's what makes it so good.

 

I like the larger size Grass Pig for my swim jigs. Havoc makes some pretty good quality stuff

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I've had success with the following ~ both as a stand alone bait & as trailers:

 

Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly Swimbait 4 & 5 inch

Berkley Powerbait Flatback Shad Swimbait 5 inch

Berkley Havoc Bobby Lane's Grass Pig 5 inch

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper 3.5 & 5 inch

Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Swim'n Caffeine Shad 5 inch

Zoom Swimmin Super Fluke  5 inch

 

Out of this list, I use the grass pig the most.

 

A-Jay

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I like the stankxbaitco damzel and swankx baits.  I figure if they are too long i can always trim them back like was mentioned above.

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I've had success with the following ~ both as a stand alone bait & as trailers:

 

Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly Swimbait 4 & 5 inch

Berkley Powerbait Flatback Shad Swimbait 5 inch

Berkley Havoc Bobby Lane's Grass Pig 5 inch

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper 3.5 & 5 inch

Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Swim'n Caffeine Shad 5 inch

Zoom Swimmin Super Fluke  5 inch

 

Out of this list, I use the grass pig the most.

 

A-Jay

 

 

Remind me to give you a package of Gambler Big EZ to add to your list.

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Remind me to give you a package of Gambler Big EZ to add to your list.

 

 

OK - I'm all over it.

 

A-Jay

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I find they hit anything & any size when feeding.  They have run off with 6 to 8" live perch.

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Depends on the size of forage and other conditions at that moment. The 3.5" Dippers and swim flukes are nice when I need smaller profile. Bigger dippers and flukes for large profile or off colored water. Now in general I think one is too small and the other too big so I have started using other baits. Damiki anchovy shad and this PLine minnow both of which are 4" were last years go-to.

 

Allen

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Yes. The OP was asking about a trailer.

 

As far as paddle tails by themselves: Berkley Hollow Belly, Shadalicious and Keitech Swing Impact Fat

 

 

 

 

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