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I was thinking about trying them this spring. How do the work on smaller fish in the 2 lb. category? Im curious if any people in the northern states have tried/ had any luck on these.

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I was thinking about trying them this spring. How do the work on smaller fish in the 2 lb. category? Im curious if any people in the northern states have tried/ had any luck on these.

I am interested in a little larger than 2 lbs, but this is a great question. I built myself a swimbait rod for next season. I will be watching for some experience from Northerners here.

Ronnie

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I'm getting a swimbait combo next summer and some of mattlures new bluegill swimbaits. I'll be fishing for 6lb+ bass, becuase generaly swimbaits are used to target big fish. (the mattlures ones are anyway)

If your fishing for 2lbers i think these swim baits will be a little on the big side. I'm sure you would hook up with smaller bass, but if you are targeting smaller bass then i would use a smaller swimbait. Of course i'm not a expert on the subject becuase i havn't even used or seen these baits. ;)

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A lot of the touring pros will throw my bluegill on beds of smaller fish because they simply dont have the time to be too picky. They will throw my gill on them for a minute and get them so riled up that they will hit anything that you put in there. This is how it works for catching little 2lbers. if you actualy want to catch them on the gill you realy should run a stinger hook just behind the top fin or on the top of the tail. This is also a good idea for big bed fish but it is a must for small ones. Funny thing is I havent caught many small bed fish with the gill. The only time I will swing is if the female has it, not the male. I have had a couple get the hooks stuck in their mouths by them thrashing the bait back and forth like a dog toy.

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Bass have bigger mouths than brains and will attack lures that you could consider unlikely to be attacked, a swimbait will be attacked regardless of it sized, getting the fish hooked is another story.

Matt 's bluegill is not THAT big, a 2 pounder has a big enough mouth to swallow the bait specially if has enough time to mouth it, like Matt mentioned, dropping the bait on the bed. Swimming the bait will result in less hook-ups beacuse the fish has less time to mouth the bait properly. To increase the hook up ratio on the gill for swimming it you can add a stinger ( trap ) hook on the top, if the fish attacks the bait you 've got another hook further to the back of the bait. Most small fish I 've caught with the gill hooked themselves on the stinger hook.

But obviously, when fishing swimbaits you are not actually targeting 2 pounders, you 're after the biguns, if you happen to hook a smaller fish consider it a bonus.

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The ultimate is awsome looking but for 22 bucks , it isnt that awsome

oh $22 is a fantastic price for a bait of such high qaulity.  do some reasearch on soft plastic swimbaits on....

www.basstackledepot.com

www.***.com

...and you will see that matt's swimbaits are the best value and pretty much the best looking

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The ultimate is awsome looking but for 22 bucks , it isnt that awsome

I just received another 5 baits of his including the ultimate. Best 22 bucks I've EVER spent on a bait, hands down. Those things will DIE here real soon! His baits keep getting better and better, I thought the original was pretty tough to beat, but he has built a monster!

Thanks Matt, those other baits look AWESOME!

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When I got my first Matt Lures Bluegills I purposely took 'em to a pond loaded with dinks (1-3 pounders) just to see if they would get bit. Not only did they get bit, we couldn't get the bass to bite anything else!!

Typical pond dink. 3 pounds max. They inhale it!!

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It cracks me up everytime I see this picture!!  ;D

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Agree with senko77, I haven't set mine yet but the details of that lure are unbelivable, also the East Coast Series are great, I got the perch and I there is no question in my mind that is the best  imitation of the marquet.

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