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Largest Lure You've Caught Bass On?

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For the hell of it I trolled a 7.5" Matzuo Kinchou plug while night fishing last week.

The thing was a little ridiculous, even the 10XD looked small next to it. It weighs 3 oz. :tard:

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But after an hour or so I actually hooked up with a ~4 lb LMB, one of my best this year. I was very surprised. Makes me wonder just how big a lure you could use.

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Not sure which is actually bigger but I've caught bass on an 8" Huddleston (8" and 4+ ounces), and a 9" Slammer (9" and 2 1/2oz). Those baits are pretty small compared to some of the swimbaits out there. One of the hottest ones lately is the Dep's Slide Swimmer 250 which is 10" long and weighs in at a dainty 6.5oz. Savage Gear just released a 16" 24oz line through that is targeted for pike/musky anglers but I'm sure there's some bass guys out there that will give it a shot. 

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Eight inch swimbaits and 11" worms.

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Not sure which is actually bigger but I've caught bass on an 8" Huddleston (8" and 4+ ounces), and a 9" Slammer (9" and 2 1/2oz). Those baits are pretty small compared to some of the swimbaits out there. One of the hottest ones lately is the Dep's Slide Swimmer 250 which is 10" long and weighs in at a dainty 6.5oz. Savage Gear just released a 16" 24oz line through that is targeted for pike/musky anglers but I'm sure there's some bass guys out there that will give it a shot. 

 

I don't think a bass 8 pounds or better would have any trouble inhaling a 16" baitfish. I wouldn't be shocked if that lure catches fish down to five pounds regularly, I've seen 8" - 9" swimbaits catch a fair amount of bass around 2 pounds or a bit under. Always I'm amazed at how big of a bait bass will tackle.

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Crazy stuff.

(hides my 3" bass baits) :)

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I dont use large lures.because I have never caught fish on them. I've tried Striper lures and a Musky jitterbug with zero success .I'm guessing the biggest I;ve caught fish on was the Blakemore C.C. Spinner .

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Big Baits====Big Bass.

Throw a combination of sizes. Stay trying them. The bass will let you know when you get it right it's all in the presentation.

Change colors too.

I had great northern pike and muskie lures painted in bass bait colors. Clarks custom lures did an awesome job. Terry is a wizard. I explained what weird pink fish I saw and he painted them exactly.

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As of now, the 9 inch slammer and 15 inch C-Mac worms are the biggest lures i have caught fish on.

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10" worm

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Not sure which is actually bigger but I've caught bass on an 8" Huddleston (8" and 4+ ounces), and a 9" Slammer (9" and 2 1/2oz). Those baits are pretty small compared to some of the swimbaits out there. One of the hottest ones lately is the Dep's Slide Swimmer 250 which is 10" long and weighs in at a dainty 6.5oz. Savage Gear just released a 16" 24oz line through that is targeted for pike/musky anglers but I'm sure there's some bass guys out there that will give it a shot. 

 

That would be a moreso almost appropriate size swim bait in some places I went to fish ( San Lorenzo and Sugar ) where was not uncommon to find a 6-7 lbs bass with a 2-3 lb tilapia stuck in it´s mouth.

 

Now to reply to the original question, the largest lure I have caught a bass on is the evident 8" swim bait. 

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Whopper plopper

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16" trout swimbait called a dinosaur by Worm King, basically a big solid soft plastic body similar to a Big Hammer Swimmer.

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10" Berkley Power worms and a #17 (8-9") Tony Accetta spoon while trolling for Striped Bass at Santee Cooper and caught a large Black Bass.

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Hudd 68 Special, but I've been catching a bunch of 14" bass on it so maybe it's time for the 8" :respect-059:

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The largest that I ever caught a LM bass on is a 7" Redfin while striper fishing.

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13 inch Dead twitch about 14 0z Couple of good fish the big one was 11and change

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13" Mattlures Dead Twitch(LMB 6.10#), 16" Boggs Eel(Striper). Most "productive" big bait however, probably 9" Slammer.

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Not sure which is actually bigger but I've caught bass on an 8" Huddleston (8" and 4+ ounces), and a 9" Slammer (9" and 2 1/2oz). Those baits are pretty small compared to some of the swimbaits out there. One of the hottest ones lately is the Dep's Slide Swimmer 250 which is 10" long and weighs in at a dainty 6.5oz. Savage Gear just released a 16" 24oz line through that is targeted for pike/musky anglers but I'm sure there's some bass guys out there that will give it a shot. 

Problem is, even my xxxh only allows me to throw up to 20oz., so a new set up would be in order, just to throw one bait.

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Just because your rod says up to 20 oz doesn't meant it cant handle a little more. If you wanted to know if your rod would work, tie something on about the same size and weight(a 16in 2x4) and make a couple casts. Rod ratings are usually not precise

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Zara spook. That was my personal best bass, too.

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I've caught bass on a variety of Muskie lures the largest was likely a tripe blade in-line buzzbait maybe 12in. long.

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