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I like the Berkley Slim Shad, 6 inch, swimbait. It's no longer available. Any similar swimbaits available? 

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1 hour ago, Munkin said:

No, the slim shad are not pre rigged. They look like bigger versions of the swimming rage. 

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Big Bite Baits has a few different ones, Cane Thumper is one that I've used and like. None of theirs are 6" though, they max out at 5".

 

 

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Keitech Swing Impact Fat 5.8"

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3 hours ago, anderb54 said:

Keitech Swing Impact Fat 5.8"

I was thinking about the 5.8 

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3 hours ago, anderb54 said:

Keitech Swing Impact Fat 5.8"

You want to get this.  Very good producer.

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5 hours ago, anderb54 said:

Keitech Swing Impact Fat 5.8"

These weightless burned right under the surface so the tail bulges the surface every now and then...:wink1:

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The Slim Shad is more of a shad body, I have some 6" and they are a bigger bait, longer than a sassy shad, streamlined....I would recommend the Big Hammer swimbaits as a great alternative as they come in 3,4",5",6",6.5", 7 and I think bigger as well.

 

They have awesome colors, durable with a different feeling plastic, and a large square boot tail which gives it a killer action on the drop when rigged on a jig head like the Big Hammer Heads, J-Will, really any. I use them as swim jig trailers, 3" for light rigs, and its a fantastic swimbait since they are not well known. 

 

You can order them from Dicks Sporting goods online, Tackle Warehouse, just watch out when buying on Ebay or Direct etc. as they often sell them as bulk instead of the clam pack which means they are blemishes, and if they are not rigged straight etc. they do not work as good.

 

Mister Twister makes a 6" Sassy shad but it is super heavy and thick, probably weighs close to 2 oz....

 

If you google shad body style soft swimbait you will find a decent amount of them.

 

If I am thinking of the right Berkley Swimbaits, the 6" come 2" in a pack, are bigger than you would expect for 6" when first seeing them, with ribs as opposed to the other one they sell that has less kick and not as streamlined.

 

I am sure you can find them on Ebay and there is a wholesale site for all Pure Fishing Tackle, I forget but its like FFO or something, you can likely find them cheap. Last year Berkley had alot of powerbait on sale and havoc models for .99 on website.

 

Go Big Hammer. You will like them. They flat out work for Bass, Saltwater, Fantastic Striper Bait.....They have the best action when stroking them, they wobble nicely on the fall and for stained water the extra kick they provide and slim profile, flash colors and triple laminates work awesome. You can texas rig them but difficult, need a jighead to get them right.

 

Hope that helps. 

Here they are....These are the ones you are looking for. This website is awesome for Berkley stuff.

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

Here they are....These are the ones you are looking for. This website is awesome for Berkley stuff.

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

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16 hours ago, primetime said:

The Slim Shad is more of a shad body, I have some 6" and they are a bigger bait, longer than a sassy shad, streamlined....I would recommend the Big Hammer swimbaits as a great alternative as they come in 3,4",5",6",6.5", 7 and I think bigger as well.

 

They have awesome colors, durable with a different feeling plastic, and a large square boot tail which gives it a killer action on the drop when rigged on a jig head like the Big Hammer Heads, J-Will, really any. I use them as swim jig trailers, 3" for light rigs, and its a fantastic swimbait since they are not well known. 

 

You can order them from Dicks Sporting goods online, Tackle Warehouse, just watch out when buying on Ebay or Direct etc. as they often sell them as bulk instead of the clam pack which means they are blemishes, and if they are not rigged straight etc. they do not work as good.

 

Mister Twister makes a 6" Sassy shad but it is super heavy and thick, probably weighs close to 2 oz....

 

If you google shad body style soft swimbait you will find a decent amount of them.

 

If I am thinking of the right Berkley Swimbaits, the 6" come 2" in a pack, are bigger than you would expect for 6" when first seeing them, with ribs as opposed to the other one they sell that has less kick and not as streamlined.

 

I am sure you can find them on Ebay and there is a wholesale site for all Pure Fishing Tackle, I forget but its like FFO or something, you can likely find them cheap. Last year Berkley had alot of powerbait on sale and havoc models for .99 on website.

 

Go Big Hammer. You will like them. They flat out work for Bass, Saltwater, Fantastic Striper Bait.....They have the best action when stroking them, they wobble nicely on the fall and for stained water the extra kick they provide and slim profile, flash colors and triple laminates work awesome. You can texas rig them but difficult, need a jighead to get them right.

 

Hope that helps. 

Here they are....These are the ones you are looking for. This website is awesome for Berkley stuff.

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

Here they are....These are the ones you are looking for. This website is awesome for Berkley stuff.

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

 

http://www.ffo-tackle.com/ffo-baits-freshwatersoftbaits/powerbait-slim-shad/FFOM1317822N.html#prefn1=ZZSUBCAT&sz=15&start=28&prefv1=Freshwater%2520Soft%2520Baits

Thank you for the info. I used a Big hammer for rock cod. I will give them a try.  

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