Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
BriBass

Matt Lures Baby Bass Series

Recommended Posts

Very interested in this bait.. Any suggestions or reviews? Is it worth it?

Thanks BB

post-20227-13016288099_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had good luck with the Baby Bass. The numbers are low,

but the quality high. This is a "cast & retrieve" lure, you don't

add any action to the presentation. All of the bass I have caught

on this lure have been caught on structure in deep, open water.

Two important suggestions (from Mattlures):

(1)  Lubricate the Baby Bass with MegaStrike.

(2)  When you detect a strike, set the hook HARD

and bring the fish to you. "Playing" the fish will result

in losing the fish. Use power gear and land the big girl!

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BaitMonkey hasn't intimidated me enough to start using swimbaits. Reading the reviews on here from other members, his baits are pretty much the "go to" for that type of fishing :)...

skillet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! Would it work well in shallower water or do you find your best results in deeper water?

BB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"All of the bass I have caught on this lure have been caught

on structure in deep, open water."

Maybe some other guys will post up later with other suggestions,

but i haven't caught a fish in shallow water, in vegetation or around

cover. That doesn't mean it won't work, it just hasn't worked for me.

The theory is, this dumb fish is out where he shouldn't be swimming.

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The theory is, this dumb fish is out where he shouldn't be swimming.
This is the part that gets me REAL interested, and probably why I'll be trying these this year.  Some of my biggest fish have come from chucking BIG baits where where big baitfish are most vulnerable to predation - in the open.  The only downside would be the 20 lb. northern pike that thinks the same way as my target species, LOL, like that would be a bad thing either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of position does it have when sitting on the bottom? Is it nose down like the bluegill or does it fall on its side? I have the perch pattern and was thinking about trying it for bed fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great lure and i have used it alot last year in shallow water so i know it works. And follow the directions on matts site to keep them in good shape they will last a long time. This is a great starter swimbait and really isn't very big when you see it in person

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice little starter swimbait. I tend to fish them along the bottom reeling in as slow as possible. A 2lb fish will have no problems munching on this little swimbait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(2) When you detect a strike, set the hook HARD

and bring the fish to you. "Playing" the fish will result

in losing the fish. Use power gear and land the big girl!

Glad you mentioned this. I like "playing" with my fish for a few minutes. My strongest rod is a 7'ML. Everything else is 6' "L"'.

If I get a Spro or TT hard 4" swimbait, will I be allowed to "play" with the first for a minute before landing, or are these baits designed to be used with much heavier rods?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(2) When you detect a strike, set the hook HARD

and bring the fish to you. "Playing" the fish will result

in losing the fish. Use power gear and land the big girl!

Glad you mentioned this. I like "playing" with my fish for a few minutes. My strongest rod is a 7'ML. Everything else is 6' "L"'.

If I get a Spro or TT hard 4" swimbait, will I be allowed to "play" with the first for a minute before landing, or are these baits designed to be used with much heavier rods?

you might be ok with the TT i hear it is really small but if i were you i would get a m rod its  a good all around action or at least a med, im guessing your using a spinning rod and im sure a m action will throw the spro or TT. if you want to throw the baby bass i would get a MH baitcaster setup

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you mentioned this. I like "playing" with my fish for a few minutes. My strongest rod is a 7'ML. Everything else is 6' "L"'.

If I get a Spro or TT hard 4" swimbait, will I be allowed to "play" with the first for a minute before landing, or are these baits designed to be used with much heavier rods?

You won't have any issue "playing the fish" because you'll have difficulty throwing the bait at all.  I use a St. Croix Avid AVC70MHM, and the Spro and TT shad baits are just a bit over matched for the MH rods capability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fish the Mattlures Baby Bass on a St. Croix EC70MHF/ Calais/

#15 Hybrid. No issues.

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

VERY nice fish.

Great pic, too!

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×