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#12626166 - 02/13/18 03:54 PM need help from swim bait users
steven gillock Offline

Registered: 02/15/06
Posts: 300
Loc: fort worth,tx
I'm thinking about buying a weighted hook mold for swim baits and I cant decide on the mold
w/ 1/16,1/8,3/16,1/4 weights
or w/ 5/16,3/8,1/2 weights
What are the weights you use w/ a swim bait that will go on a 5/0,6/0,7/0,and 8/0 hook?

Edited by steven gillock (02/13/18 03:54 PM)

#12626173 - 02/13/18 03:57 PM Re: need help from swim bait users [Re: steven gillock]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4449
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Personally, I would go with the lighter weights. I typically use a 5/0 or 6/0 weighted swimbait hook. I prefer 1/8oz, 3/16oz, and 1/4oz.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12626364 - 02/13/18 06:25 PM Re: need help from swim bait users [Re: steven gillock]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 47896
Loc: Houston, TX
Lighter weights for shallow fishing around docks, grass and trees. I use 1/16 to 3/16 for these. Basstrix type baits. 4/0, 5/0, 6/0 hooks. 5"-7" hollow bodies.

If you're looking at deep water swimbaits, I'd go with 3/4oz. to 2oz. molds. 6/0 to 8/0 hooks. Solid bodies. 5", 6" and 7" are my most effective.
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