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Hey guys,

I'm a musky fishing guy from Wisconsin.  I am into lures all of which are very large.  Musky fishing has some crazy big stuff and I know the bass anglers of the west and south use some big stuff too.  Here our bass fishing consists of smaller lures so I really don't have a lot of info.  Is this bait, at 14" and 8 ounces too big?

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Thanks PT, do you think they will work if I head on vaca. to FL next month?

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If you are in florida, there will be plenty of other fishes that would love those big baits. Barracuda, peacock, redfish to name a few.

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I know plenty of guys in MN that spend their days throwing baits just like that for musky.  They catch the occasional bass.  I don't know how big, in fact I don't think I want to know, because I'd be willing to bet they are catching some of the fish that I wish I could find.  Any bass big enough to hit something like that around here is probably leaning towards the trophy variety.

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Thanks PT, do you think they will work if I head on vaca. to FL next month?

That question is one of those questions you should never ask to others, ask it to yourself, do YOU think they will work ?

Look at it this way, you have nothing to loose and you won 't know unless you try.

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There are plenty of musky fisherman around here that throw big stuff like that and they catch bass with them. Big bass!!! FL. would be a fine place to throw those.

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I'm going to have to throw my Shallow Invaders in the one lake I fish. I've had some big ones on in that lake on smaller cranks and I'm pretty sure they've never seen anything like that at the lake I'm thinking of!  ;)

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I throw a lot of big lures for Muskies here on the St. Lawrence River and I have had some really small bass hit some really big Musky lures over the years. When a bass wants to eat he will hit most anything! :)

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Here on St. Clair, I've caught many 14"-16" largemouth with my 9" Grandma's and 8" Shallow Raiders, and big Bucktails. It's amazing, how bass will attack a bait that's half as big as themselves.

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I think I read a study done somewhere sometime ;D that a bass can eat prey up to 75% of its body length if its the right shape. Long and thin was the shape, so that would put fish around 19-20 inches that actually think they could eat that thing, the 15-16"ers just don't know they are still small ;D

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Bass have big egos.They'll hit stuff three times their size sometimes.The only problem you may have with those lures here in FL is keeping the weeds off those trebles.

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Hey guys,

I'm a musky fishing guy from Wisconsin. I am into lures all of which are very large. Musky fishing has some crazy big stuff and I know the bass anglers of the west and south use some big stuff too. Here our bass fishing consists of smaller lures so I really don't have a lot of info. Is this bait, at 14" and 8 ounces too big?

If I were you, i would fish in a lake where people can catch basses, and muskies too.

After few days of fishing you will get the answer :D

The biggest lure i've ever seen in a picture with lure

http://www.salmo.com.pl/page.php?id=74

http://www.salmofishing.com/lures/jack_turbo.html

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Hmmm? What do you think now? He would probably sure die trying.

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I think I read a study done somewhere sometime ;D that a bass can eat prey up to 75% of its body length if its the right shape. Long and thin was the shape, so that would put fish around 19-20 inches that actually think they could eat that thing, the 15-16"ers just don't know they are still small ;D

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If you are in florida, there will be plenty of other fishes that would love those big baits. Barracuda, peacock, redfish to name a few.

Redfish and barracuda don't swim in freshwater. So if he is fishing for LM bass, then he will have no chance of catching those.

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