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I just ordered some glide baits and swimbaits from TW last night. Got some hudds savage gear river2sea s wavers and a few other. Just wondering if anyone has any tips on fishing these baits like when where and how and what type of line I should use... Has anyone had good luck on big baits? My fishing situation is a clear water lake with bass suspended and on the bottom in 20 to 40 feet but they do come up shallower to feed at night and early morning the 2 main food sources are crawfish and small trout. There is no shad in the lake.  Thank you for any input.

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Nobody has any luck on those Hudd things, throw em away. Just ask Butch Brown

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I use the Jackall Gantarel and Huddleston 8" trout mostly, but I just got a bunch of savage gear stuff to try out too.

Slow sinking glide baits or maybe a rof 5 hudd would be good for suspended fish, for the 20-40 ft I'd use a rof 12 hudd.

Look up Matt Allen on youtube for good gide bait & swimbait tips. There are other good ones but I learned a lot of what I know from Matt. 

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@j bab Didn't you catch that 11 pounder in your profile on a hudd?

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1 hour ago, j bab said:

 

Look up Matt Allen from * on youtube for good gide bait & swimbait tips. There are other good ones but I learned a lot of what I know from Matt. 

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I really didn't use my new swimbait stuff this year that much, didn't catch any bass (did catch some decent size pickerel who apparently felt a little bold) and ultimately got overshadowed by other techniques that produced. I do plan to use it come fall more, matt allen's videos definitely gave me the confidence to use them though. 

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Very few lakes in SoCal or Central Cal that don't have Threadfin Shad population.

Planted Rainbow trout should start as the water temps drop into the low 70's to high 60's and continue through pre spawn until the water warms to the same temp range, about Oct to Mar. This is your best time for big trout swimbaits. Rat wake bait are a better choice now.

68 and 8" Hudds work good fished slow steady speed at various depths where the bass can trap trout against structure like long major points, humps and rock piles anywhere from '5 to 40'

Tom

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7 hours ago, Senko lover said:

@j bab Didn't you catch that 11 pounder in your profile on a hudd?

Sure did! silver / blue back rof 12 at 9pm on a full moon. I set the bait aside and bought another to replace it because I'm going to mount it with my replica of the fish

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I enjoy fishing the big baits even though our bass mostly run small. Anyone who thinks you can't catch dinks on big swimbaits, I've got a few pages worth of pictures of 2 pound and smaller bass that whacked baits half their size. I've caught more bass on the MS Slammer than anything else, probably because our bass eat a lot of terrestrials during the warmer months. Matt Allen is a great teacher on how to fish, and catch fish, on big baits. Sometimes, when I'm in a dry spell with big bait fish, I'll watch his videos because they get my confidence back up in them, and confidence to keep throwing them is huge with swimbaits. 

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