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#11792446 - 08/23/16 11:05 AM Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color?
Motomax Offline
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What's your favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? Trying to discover something new..
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#11792452 - 08/23/16 11:12 AM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43833
Loc: Houston, TX
6" and 7" Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait

Ayu
Pearl
Yellow Perch
Hitch
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#11792457 - 08/23/16 11:14 AM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 641
Loc: Rowlett, TX
SK Shadalicious in any shad-type pattern & Double ZZ Swayback Swimmer in Tilapia.
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#11792478 - 08/23/16 11:24 AM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
Brent S Offline
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2580
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Haven't fished any of the big swimbaits, but I do like the 5 inch SK swim n shiner and rage swimmer on a jig head or underspin.

You can also rig them on a weighted screw lock hook if Fishing shallow.


Edited by Brent S (08/23/16 11:29 AM)

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#11792543 - 08/23/16 11:53 AM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3468
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait

I like the Basstrix swimbaits. These have proven themselves a winner to me time and time again. I love that the paddle tail has a solid thump to it. My favorite color is Lanier Herring and Hologram Shad.
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#11792560 - 08/23/16 12:00 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
Watch very carefully what a lot of pros throw. I know several who are sponsored by other companies who throw the Basstrix almost exclusively.
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#11792587 - 08/23/16 12:16 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
mark.tpt Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 114
For me it's the Zoom 5" swimmin' super fluke in watermelon red (the one with the paddle tail, not the split tail). Good weight, good action, good color for most conditions, available and affordable at most retailers. Weightless on a large, offset worm hook gives the best action, but I also like using a belly-weighted hook for fishing deeper.


Edited by mark.tpt (08/23/16 12:17 PM)

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#11792608 - 08/23/16 12:27 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
Brent S Offline
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2580
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Don't be afraid to trim the head off to fit flush on jig heads as well.

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#11792621 - 08/23/16 12:32 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1233
Loc: Wylie, TX
Reaction Innovations - Lil Dipper
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#11792674 - 08/23/16 12:58 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
rongleaves Offline
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Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 141
Loc: Sunnyvale,Tx
Been using the 4.25 Biffle Bug in Watermelon lately, been good to me.

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#11792758 - 08/23/16 01:34 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
stetson Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 343
Robo worm makes one that's on another level! Besides that basstrix work great and keitech work good as well but if it's my choice Robo worms are the best
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#11792772 - 08/23/16 01:38 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: rongleaves]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43833
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: rongleaves
Been using the 4.25 Biffle Bug in Watermelon lately, been good to me.


Never thought of the BB was a swimbait.
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#11792932 - 08/23/16 03:06 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
pacertom Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: Lake Vilbig, Irving, TX
4.8" Kickerfish Tail Slapper is my goto...colors vary on conditions.
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#11793448 - 08/23/16 08:25 PM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 275
Loc: Plano, Texas
Lake fork trophy lures ringfry in magic craw swirl.


Edited by Nathan_Flovin (08/23/16 08:25 PM)
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#11793841 - 08/24/16 12:06 AM Re: Favorite soft plastic swim bait and color? [Re: Motomax]
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 177
Loc: McKinney
I'll be the conformist. 4.8" keitech swing impact fat in sexy shad. Been having luck throwing it on a 3/8 oz 4/0 hook swing jig.
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