Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Matt Budd

S. Florida Winter Swimbaiting

Recommended Posts

hi guys, im new here but thought id share some recent pictures of the fattys ive been catching this winter. all fish are caught using savage gear line thru's and 3d real trouts!

 

3d trout

fat

10930950 10205912651401993 5189263800784170800 N

10931330 10205957246156834 579555371654429270 N

10924721 10205912649801953 2558074245392723181 N

10897833 10205864524798858 5838228126451109538 N

10906209 10205858952779561 5983004799555943191 N

10660235 10205912648161912 8187677934143520067 N

10882370 10205912650761977 8543874888085938230 N

10616198 10205912649481945 1225958688053341248 N

10410419 10205912650481970 1477299178263690602 N

10429290 10205957246756849 2471538143470528725 N

10676265 10205434525449143 3351277287688302380 N

 

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Matt,

Welcome to br you may want to change your username to hogzilla because those are some hogs. Nice work.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forums. For my sake, I'm going to pretend those are all pictures of the same fish. I'm so jealous of you Florida guys and your "winters." On a serious note, nice fish!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish bro! Welcome to the boards! What did they weigh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PB between 0-1 pounds yeah right..

 

Lol but those are some donkeys...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish bro! Welcome to the boards! What did they weigh?

 

thanks guys. I rarely weigh my fish unless I know they double digit or just a giant. most of the fish in the photos are 5-7lb range. one over eight. im still looking for my slob this year. I don't get many fish under 4lbs on those baits and one spot I fish, the common schoolies run 4-6lbers ( no joke ).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Florida Strain Largemouth, aka, oink, oink, oink..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome and very nice swimbait bass!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard!

 

Nice fish, great pics!

 

 

 

:surprised-038:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are some killer fish dude! I can't wait to get back out to Florida!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish! I haven't had much luck in South Florida but I can see they are active in Jupiter

 

Congrats and welcome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NICE FISH!! Nice setup also, those lexas are beasts.

 

yea I like it for the most part. the one problem is when I really huck a bait out hard, the weight of the power handle will slip into gear and the line will either break or the gears will really take a beating. so because of that I think im going to be switching in the near future.

 

Crazy!  Are those baby bass the 8" or 12"?

 

 

that is the 8" baby bass line thru. that was my oldest bait I had bought and I must have got 70+ fish on it before I retired it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea the C3 abu with the power handle has the same issue, have you thought of replacing it with the regular paddle handles? Also Ive read that if you have the power handle with the handle knob forward(towards the tip) or pointed downward (towards the ground with reel being parallel with the ground) on a cast its less likely to engage. On a side note I just ordered a Okuma Komodo 350 to replace my setup, might wanna check em out. Wally world has em the cheapest... Ill have it Friday so any questions lemme know. Welcome aboard!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Order the new 2014 Shimano Conquest! In 400 size, palms like 200 w normal paddle grips!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They make Big Lexa 400's with regular handles as well... I bet you could call Daiwa and get one for yours... Assuming they fit interchangeably.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forums. For my sake, I'm going to pretend those are all pictures of the same fish. I'm so jealous of you Florida guys and your "winters." On a serious note, nice fish!

Agreed, "winter"  :eyebrows:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice my buddies and I have been throwing big swim baits and bama rigs when we bank fish here in FL. Great fish 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dude!  THAT.   IS.   INCREDIBLE.   smokin' 'em like a cheap cigar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×