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#11069525 - 08/28/15 12:59 PM What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color?
GROD Offline
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
I'm wanting to start throwing a Swimbait and don't have a clue about the application.

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#11069551 - 08/28/15 01:12 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
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6" and 7" Basstrix Paddletail Swimbait. Owner beast belly weighted swimbait hook shallow. 1 oz owner bullet head for deep.
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#11069571 - 08/28/15 01:21 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
OnEm247 Offline
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Good thread OP

Wish I had something to add. I do not have much experience using swim baits, especially 6"+. Looking forward to learning.

On top of that which brand/color etc. How about rod specs? And when do you know its time to pick up the swimbait rod vs something else.


Edited by OnEm247 (08/28/15 01:35 PM)

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#11069594 - 08/28/15 01:32 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
GROD Offline
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Thanks fouzman... I'll look into them.. Do you throw them year round?

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#11069595 - 08/28/15 01:33 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
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Mostly shallow in the spring and deep in the summer/winter
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#11069672 - 08/28/15 02:12 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
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Fringe Tackle Hollow Belly Swimbait


This my favorite swimbait by far! I seem to out-catch other competitors 3-1 when using these and they're using Basstrix. The plastic is soft, durable and the colors are amazing! There is so much attention to detail on these swimbaits and the action they put off is superior. The 5" Clear Lake Shad is probably my most used bait. Give em' a try today!
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#11069678 - 08/28/15 02:15 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: bigbass94]
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Fringe Tackle Hollow Belly Swimbait


This my favorite swimbait by far! I seem to out-catch other competitors 3-1 when using these and they're using Basstrix. The plastic is soft, durable and the colors are amazing! There is so much attention to detail on these swimbaits and the action they put off is superior. The 5" Clear Lake Shad is probably my most used bait. Give em' a try today!


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#11069734 - 08/28/15 02:44 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
OnEm247 Offline
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Those look like some great swimbaits

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#11069774 - 08/28/15 03:09 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
GROD Offline
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Just ordered some swimbaits! Thanks

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#11069900 - 08/28/15 04:09 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
lconn4 Offline
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I like the 5 inch best but trying out the bigger ones.



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#11069904 - 08/28/15 04:13 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
Thad Rains Offline
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I guess I am the odd duck out, as my favorite swimbait is a HARD swimbait. Triton Mike Bucca's BullShad. They are a little pricey, but they are well worth their price with the fish you catch with them. I like the topwater and slower sinking one. He says the fast sinking one is the most versatile. They are catching HUGE spots in Ala. and GA. on them right now. If you are looking for soft swimbaits, the ones mentioned are very god. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#11070649 - 08/28/15 10:49 PM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
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Huddleston 68 ROF 12
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#11070952 - 08/29/15 09:01 AM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
Ken A. Offline
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I agree with the other choices above but if you just want to get your feet wet and gain some confidence in a new bait this is a great place to start. It is made by a local Texas guy and flat out catches fish. Use the Owner Flashy Swimmer hook in a 1/4 oz and slow roll it like a spinnerbait around shallow heavy cover.

http://smashtechbaits.com/products/smash-tail

I've caught fish on the giant one pound hard baits in Cali and the 8 oz Hudds too but if you want a great go-to 5" bait try this one.



Edited by Ken A. (08/29/15 09:03 AM)

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#11070987 - 08/29/15 09:28 AM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: GROD]
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Here's a good one

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#11071041 - 08/29/15 10:07 AM Re: What's your favorite brand Swimbait, size, and color? [Re: JPeel]
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Originally Posted By: JPeel
Here's a good one


Nice but then I can't afford to go fishing! :-)
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