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#11496302 - 03/23/16 02:41 PM Best BIG swim baits?
golferflash Offline
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Registered: 03/18/16
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Loc: brownsbor, tx
Wanting to try some of the big swim baits and was wondering what y'all would recommend!

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#11496313 - 03/23/16 02:44 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
fouzman Offline
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Hard. Soft. Line thru. Swimbait hook in the nose. What type of big swimbait?
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#11496315 - 03/23/16 02:45 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
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#11496370 - 03/23/16 03:02 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
golferflash Offline
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Loc: brownsbor, tx
Probably soft!

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#11496377 - 03/23/16 03:07 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
fouzman Offline
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3:16 Rising Son by 3:16 Lure Company

Mark Perry on here makes some nice hand pours, as does Fringe tackle.
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#11496387 - 03/23/16 03:13 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
Amberlamps Offline
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8" Huddleston
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#11496836 - 03/23/16 06:19 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
JPeel Offline
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define big?

any bait from this company http://smashtechbaits.com/t/swimbaits
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#11496907 - 03/23/16 06:50 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
BarryH Offline
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Registered: 03/03/10
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Originally Posted By: golferflash
Wanting to try some of the big swim baits and was wondering what y'all would recommend!

GREAT swimbait options available on the Swimbaits page on Oak Ridge Marina's website! Also gives you a little overview of the different types of swimbaits and how each is rigged

Our best-sellers have been the Smash-Tech Convicts and the Rago Weedless swimbaits.
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#11496940 - 03/23/16 07:07 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Fringe 7"

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#11496966 - 03/23/16 07:25 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
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Osprey Tournament Top Hook Swimbait

If you're talking about soft swimbaits, then go with the 7"; my favorite swimbait for clear water. I threw these a lot last Summer and managed to catch a lot of fish on these. The 7" truly has a "big fish bait" feel to it and the fish love it. The swimming action on these is second to none. I've used Optimum baits in the past but these out-perform the Optimum's by far. I seemed to catch more fish per bait on the Osprey's. These are truly unique swimbaits.
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#11497200 - 03/23/16 08:39 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
kscatman76 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
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Loc: Kansas
I'm brand new to swimbaits up until 2 weeks ago I had never thrown one. I literally threw 3 casts with a Huddleston 68 and was addicted that fast. True story before I even unloaded the boat is hadB placed an order for 4 more. Can't go wrong with a huddleston
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#11497222 - 03/23/16 08:48 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: JPeel]
Lake Fork Guide - Jay Kendrick Offline
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Originally Posted By: JPeel
define big?

any bait from this company http://smashtechbaits.com/t/swimbaits


^ He knows.

If you're looking for a great big weedless swimbait, the smash tech convict is by far the best one out there.
Rig it on a 10/0 owner beast swimbait hook with a few suspend strips wrapped around the shank of the hook.
The key to this bait is the hook slot in the belly of the bait. This allows for better hook ups.
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#11497225 - 03/23/16 08:48 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: golferflash]
2Gs Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 454
Loc: abilene, tx
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3:16 for sure! James and I tore them up that day. Our best five were just under 45 lbs. You can catch many fish on one as well before they get tore up. They have weedless, line through with treble hooks, and glide baits. You can't go wrong with 3:16.
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#11497229 - 03/23/16 08:51 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: JPeel]
2Gs Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 454
Loc: abilene, tx
Originally Posted By: JPeel
define big?

any bait from this company http://smashtechbaits.com/t/swimbaits


They tear up to easy. You can't catch many fish at all on one before you have to change them out.
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#11497231 - 03/23/16 08:52 PM Re: Best BIG swim baits? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
3:16 Rising Son by 3:16 Lure Company

Mark Perry on here makes some nice hand pours, as does Fringe tackle.


He sure does, I like Mark's
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