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This is something new that Im playing with these days.   Ive caught a few fish with it, not many, but good ones.   But I wanted to mention just a couple things that I am really liking about this setup.

 

Now, what I mean by a Fat Max jig, is simply taking a 9" Fat Max worm, cutting about 2.5" - 3" off the body, and rigging it to a jig.  This is just some creative effort to solicit some larger fish.   Ive preferred a football jig, but I am mostly fishing it like a swim jig, although still with plenty of bottom contact.

 

So first off, one of aspects that I am really liking, is the retrieve speed. On a steady retrieve, I can fish this thing slowwwwwww.  Way slow.  Much slower than any other swim jig trailer out there, and still have lots of tail action.  The slower the retrieve, the wider that big tail flips and flops.  This can also be further enhanced by the lightest of twitches with the rod tip.  Making it appear to look like some lethargic, meandering, pond monkey, completely oblivious to its impending doom...Easy target. 

 

Im also liking this thing as a bottom crawler.   Every single little scoot, twitch, or hop. No matter how slight, still generates some large tail action.  Sometimes with even the tail swinging wide to the left or right when it comes to rest.  One thing is for certain, it gets noticed. I might even be able to portray this thing is a big Goby. 

 

And of course, it certainly functions well as a flipping bait, and performs well on the fall. 

 

Now I wont claim that this thing is any sort of a monster fish catching machine but, it sure seems to have it where it counts. 

 

So whenever I want to try some large deep-water, slow cruising, bottom hugging big fish bait.   I find myself reaching for this thing.   Im diggin it. 

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Sounds good but why don't you just use the 7" Fat Max?

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Sounds good but why don't you just use the 7" Fat Max?

Cause I have a 9" 

 

Shouldnt be much different with a 7" 

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I fish with both the 7" and the 9" Culprit Fat Max worms. Really like them both but when I am throwing the 9" it definitely feels like I am swinging for the fence. I don't think I have ever caught one less than 3.5 pounds on the bigger version, there is a whole lot of plastic in that bait. The 7" will get popped by a 12" bass.

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I fish with both the 7" and the 9" Culprit Fat Max worms. Really like them both but when I am throwing the 9" it definitely feels like I am swinging for the fence. I don't think I have ever caught one less than 3.5 pounds on the bigger version, there is a whole lot of plastic in that bait. The 7" will get popped by a 12" bass.

Nice snakehead in that pic you got there.

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