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I got a few nice musky plugs at a yard sale. Most are about 7 inches long and about an inch wide and look like a giant jerkbait. I know bass hit large swimbaits like hudds and slammers, but are these too big or just not something a bass might strike at? We have no muskies or large pike around here so they may be kind of useless to me.

I may just put them on ebay and make some cash for some real bass stuff. Your thoughts?

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Hmm,,,

 

Way too many better options.  Sell them.

 

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I agree with Roadwarrior to sell them, bass will hit musky lures. I caught several smallmouth bass on a 8" Suick jerk bait fishing for musky. Back in the early 90's I bought a few Butcher Jointed 8" Raider, deep diving, lure and painted them rainbow trout colors and caught several big bass on them.

Tom

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 I agree. I do catch bass when I'm targeting musky and although they tend to be bigger than average, one or two does not make up for the work involved (I don't troll).  Even if you only want to target big bass, there are better options.

Note: There are a number of members here that also muskie fish. Before you go the ebay route, post a pic in the flea market forum. You may get a good price or trade offer here.

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A musky jitterbug has somewhat of a cult following by big bass hunters. I've caught bass on musky choppers and bucktails. You could fish them or sell them. If you're wanting to target bass, I'd probably sell them and buy bass swimbaits instead of musky baits.

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I've caught bass on bigger bucktails and Suicks before, but I wouldn't specifically use them for bass. I've had a TON of followers on the Super Shad Raps... I've always wondered if guys in areas with bigger bass ever use them with any success.

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13 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

A musky jitterbug has somewhat of a cult following by big bass hunters. 

Really ?  ...... :think:

 

 Something must be wrong with them fellas .... :devil3:

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How does 7" long X 1" wide jerk bait come close to discribing a musky Jitter Bug?

If the OP has them keep them!

Tom

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14 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

A musky jitterbug has somewhat of a cult following by big bass hunters. I've caught bass on musky choppers and bucktails. You could fish them or sell them. If you're wanting to target bass, I'd probably sell them and buy bass swimbaits instead of musky baits.

I have one . Never caught a fish on it .I've heard some tremendous explosions using  it at night but those may have just been carp getting spooked .

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I think I would keep them. Don'y forget where the Whopper Plopper came from.

 

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6 hours ago, WRB said:

How does 7" long X 1" wide jerk bait come close to discribing a musky Jitter Bug?

If the OP has them keep them!

Tom

Well he did say that "most" were jerkbaits like that, but it was more in reference to how bass can certainly be caught on muskie baits. Not knowing the OP's background or level of knowledge, a lot of original swimbaits that started the big swimbait craze, as you're very well aware of I'm sure, were baits intended for big muskie, stripers, and saltwater fish. While not jerkbaits, individual definitions of what a jerkbait is vary wildly and I could certainly see someone thinking a big muskie glide bait or something like an AC Plug was a jerkbait. 

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Back in the 80's, I caught a 3 1/2 lb. largemouth while trolling an 8" Believer plug for northern pike. Bass are purely opportunistic feeders. If they see something that will give them a good return on the investment of energy, they will hit it. I've also caught bass on the musky sized Jitterbug as well. That being said, none of these should be considered to be "high percentage" baits - including the big Hudds. JMO! :)

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i love using muskie plugs for bass, they get bit alot up here in the New England.  i love them! pretty much big topwaters. big 8 inch jitterbugs are the best!! 

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