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Hi everybody,

Has anybody used the 10" Storm Kickin' Minoow swimbaits? I have had quite a bit of success with the smaller sizes, and I'm thinking of ordering some 10" ones. Any comments on them would be most welcome

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First off, you have had success with them so right there you know they work. 10 inches though is extremely big for a Bass. I never have saw a Bass lure that big.

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If I remember correctly, you live outside the U.S. Obviously I have no idea what constitutes a "trophy" fish where you live. A 10" softbait is a pretty serious bait. I do fish an 11.5" hardbait though. I have never fished the big Storms, but only because I have had very poor success with even their smaller baits. But if that bait matches your basses main forage ( for big fish) and you have confidence in their smaller baits, it might be worth it. It probably goes without saying that a 10" softbait will be VERY heavy and almost impossible to cast without an X-heavy rod. Good Luck to you in your trophy hunting. Lets see some pics when you get one!

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If I remember correctly, you live outside the U.S. Obviously I have no idea what constitutes a "trophy" fish where you live. A 10" softbait is a pretty serious bait. I do fish an 11.5" hardbait though. I have never fished the big Storms, but only because I have had very poor success with even their smaller baits. But if that bait matches your basses main forage ( for big fish) and you have confidence in their smaller baits, it might be worth it. It probably goes without saying that a 10" softbait will be VERY heavy and almost impossible to cast without an X-heavy rod. Good Luck to you in your trophy hunting. Lets see some pics when you get one!

FB

Hi FourBizzle,

Since Gameover brought up the subject of Storm Swimbaits, I remembered that after one or two days without an answer to my question I sort of forgot that I even posted the topic - and went on and ordered the 6" version instead (only the 4" version is available in stores here).  One of the reasons I did not order the 10" is their weight, I currently don't have a suitable rod to cast 5oz lures. But I do believe they could be succesful. The largest bass caught in my presence was a 6lb 14oz baby by my buddy Vyron, and the biggest 100% confirmed I know of was a 7lb 4oz fish - But both me and Vyron have seen bass in the water we estimated to be at least 10lb (we regularly catch 5 to 6lb fish so we have a sense of their size).

I don't believe a 10" swimbait would be too big for them - I recently caught a 3lb 10oz bass which regurgitated a 21cm (8") roach as I was unhooking it - so I believe a 5 or 7 or even a 10lb bass should have no trouble getting such a lure. Our main problem is that we are restricted to shore fishing only, but I am sure that if I decide to take the plunge, get an X-Heavy rod, and spent one day only throwing 10" swimbaits, then maybe a real monster will show up. It's only a matter of taking the decision...

PS - Both Vyron and I have posted some photos of bass from Cyprus (for example, check Vyron's posts "What a day" and "Another one" in the tournament / outing section)....

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Bass have bigger mouths than brains, a 10" swimbait may look big to you but to a two pound fish is a really good lunch. You won 't get many bites with a 10 inch swimbait but that doesn 't stop a fish from attacking it it it really wants it.

Several years ago I entered a bass & trout tournament in a pay to fish lake, I won the bass tournament  with a 3 pound fish........that had a 12 inch trout in the stomach.

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