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#11491034 - 03/21/16 11:56 AM Best big fish bait
Boat flip Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/02/16
Posts: 13
Just wondering what everyone's favorite big fish bait is. I know the common ones are frog and jig, but just one other people's input.

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#11491047 - 03/21/16 12:01 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
jade_bates06 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 32
I've had my best luck catching bigger fish on a big swim bait.

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#11491055 - 03/21/16 12:04 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3164
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Picasso Shock Blade

Definitely this bait right here! I've caught numerous 7+ pound fish on a vibrating jig. I was led on to the scene by a Lake Fork guide about vibrating jigs and I've never looked back.

The Picasso Shock Blade is a great vibrating jig. It's made up of super high quality components with a realistic paint job on the head. It has a good hook and it stays straight and sharp. There's plenty of color to choose from! Add a fluke or a small paddle tail swimbait on the back and you're good to go!

Tip: the slower, the better, when you reel these.
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#11491120 - 03/21/16 12:25 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
Cmack Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 571
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
Over the years, I've caught more really big fish on spinnerbaits than anything. Three 10+ fish have come on spinnerbaits, two in one day. After that it would be a lizard, caught a 13 and a 10.75 on lizards, plus many 8-9 pound fish. Sub double digit fish in the 8-9 pound range have come on a wide variety of baits, jigs,spinnerbaits, cranks, never caught a fish over 6 on a topwater though. I'd sure like to though. Smallest lure I ever caught a big fish on was a 10.25 on a 3" tube bed fishing.
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#11491244 - 03/21/16 01:08 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2051
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Live crawdads.
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#11491474 - 03/21/16 02:32 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
palmourknot Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Graham Texas
Texas rigged lizard.

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#11491487 - 03/21/16 02:36 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43053
Loc: Houston, TX
Live
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#11491490 - 03/21/16 02:38 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
acts2:38-39 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 234
Jig with craw type trailer. Love the "thump"

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#11491627 - 03/21/16 03:42 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12235
Loc: Justin, TX.
These are my big fish custom baits that I have thrown all my life. I have lost count of the 10's on them. It is not so much the lure that you are throwing; but how you have it loaded up. It must present itself with all the the things that Big Bass are looking for, (Sight, Sound, Smell, Viberation and Presentation). I will list them in the order of the most big bass caught on each.

- Custom Flash Shad Spook
- Custom Hank Parker Spinner Bait
- Custom Halloween Spinner Bait for Bad Weather Conditions.
- Custom Baby Doll Jig made from scratch
- Custom Mexico Spinner bait has produced the most Big Bass in Mexico and Lake Falcon.
- Brush Hog has produced the most 6-8 lb. bass in Mexico, Falcon, Amistad and Ivie.
- Custom Flukes fished pinch weight on nose and deep water C-rig on the contours.
- Custom 10" ring worm (like the Lake Fork Secret).
** There is no doubt in my mind that having each of these baits dripping in the appropriate Pure Extracts has sewed up the deal on many fish over 10 lbs.
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#11491632 - 03/21/16 03:46 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
june-bug Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 364
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#11491641 - 03/21/16 03:51 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
Rhaider Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/02/13
Posts: 181
Loc: Denton TX
Even through all the crazy new baits and sensations these days I think the jig is the number one big fish bait of all time. Ive caught big ones on swimbaits, chatterbaits, and others, but if theyre eating and I wanna upgrade to a bigger bite I'll put that jig rod in my hand every time. Jig with a rage craw has caught me more 6+ fish than anything.
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#11491910 - 03/21/16 06:08 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3030
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Aside from live bait at night....a big ol jig with a craw trailer. Or a BIG worm.
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#11491922 - 03/21/16 06:13 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Donald Harper]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2051
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
** There is no doubt in my mind that having each of these baits dripping in the appropriate Pure Extracts has sewed up the deal on many fish over 10 lbs.



Please send me a case of the appropriate Pure Extracts post haste.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
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#11491938 - 03/21/16 06:26 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: SteezMacQueen]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Aside from live bait at night....a big ol jig with a craw trailer. Or a BIG worm.

Yep a big worm and a jig catch the most big ones for me too!

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#11492026 - 03/21/16 07:23 PM Re: Best big fish bait [Re: Boat flip]
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 651
I have seen more bigun's brought in on a 10"+ worm more than any other bait.

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