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I've been having trouble finding a bait that consistently catches fish during this winter break. I tried lizards, senkos, flukes, even grubs and all have caught fish but they haven't been consistent. So for about a week I've been throwing this Berkeley power bait pre rigged swim bait I got over the holidays and it's been slaying fish, more importantly the big ones. Today I caught a lunker but I didn't bring a scale with me. I'd say somewhere about 5-5 and a quarter but I could be way off. Thoughts ?

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Hard to tell the weight of a bass in a picture but I would say that bass is easily over 5 pounds .What was the length and girth? 

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@FloridaFishinFool I absolutely love them. Got them as a gift over the holidays. I've been using the 3 incher in shad color.

@soflabasser I didn't get those measurements tbh. Wish I brought a scale with me but I know forsure it didn't pass my pb and I'm happy with the great fight she gave.

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Looks like you're in the neighborhood of what that fish should weigh. 

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I'm down here in Broward. What's been working for me is a KVD squarebill crank bait in a shad color. I've caught multiple fish on it. Not sure how much the fish below weighs since my scale is dead I would say a good 4 pounds.

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Those are some nice ones guys! Weston my best guess on yours is probably what you said. Somewhere between 5 and 6. Certainly has a big head but without knowing the girth it is real tough to determine on a picture. Heck sometimes even when holding them we tend to over estimate. I purchased a cheap scale on Ebay (Chinese Made). No name brand just to have a better idea of the fish weights. I expected it to be junk but when I got it I was very impressed. I've had it for 2 years and it still works. Now as far as accurately weighing I would say it isn't perfect but it is close enough.

I have been doing some swimbait fishing lately cause I pour my own and I've caught some pretty decent fish on them.

James the KVD Squarebills you use what depth do you find is best. I own 3 of them in 3 different colors and they run pretty shallow. I've really wanted to catch fish on cranks for a while but I always tend to go back to soft plastics because the cranks just aren't getting the job done.

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WestonFLBassFishing that's a Sunshine State Mutant for sure ~

Congrats

A-Jay

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4 hours ago, James Frise said:

I'm down here in Broward. What's been working for me is a KVD squarebill crank bait in a shad color. I've caught multiple fish on it. Not sure how much the fish below weighs since my scale is dead I would say a good 4 pounds.

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Hello James and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Congrats on that Squarebill caught Fatty !

A-Jay

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15 minutes ago, SFL BassHunter said:

Those are some nice ones guys! Weston my best guess on yours is probably what you said. Somewhere between 5 and 6. Certainly has a big head but without knowing the girth it is real tough to determine on a picture. Heck sometimes even when holding them we tend to over estimate. I purchased a cheap scale 

James the KVD Squarebills you use what depth do you find is best. I own 3 of them in 3 different colors and they run pretty shallow. I've really wanted to catch fish on cranks for a while but I always tend to go back to soft plastics because the cranks just aren't getting the job done.

I use ones that are pretty shallow as well and I like for the bait to rise up to the top for cranking it again.

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caught a bunch on those baits. Keep a pack or two in my bag. For those who don't use them....try them...

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23 hours ago, James Frise said:

I use ones that are pretty shallow as well and I like for the bait to rise up to the top for cranking it again.

That is how I work mine too.

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nice fish dude.. my PB came out of Weston.. there are some big fish back in there

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