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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Mike Keenan] #13362013 12/05/19 02:26 PM
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Xcite squarebills catch fish for sure. However, I find them to be the least durable of any I have ever tried. I'm lucky to get two trips out of them. I constantly break the bill off of them.

I always end up back with the Strike King 1.5 or 2.5. It's affordable, durable, and it flat catches fish. Affordability with a bait that has two treble hooks and works best thrown into heavy cover is an issue for me. I'm just not going to pay $10+ if I don't have to. Especially when there are plenty of good baits for $8 or less. Even non pro staff losers like me can usually find a 1.5 for under $5 if you buy at the right time.

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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362146 12/05/19 04:51 PM
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I use berkley square bull, its durable and casts a mile.

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362154 12/05/19 05:03 PM
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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell] #13362158 12/05/19 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell
I throw a lot of square bills and have tried several different ones but one of my favorites hands down is the Xcite XB 1 great colors with a weight transfer system which stops tumbling during the cast which adds distance.


Check them out. You wont be disappointed. www.Xcitebaits.com


Exactly my point Marc... great baits


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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362160 12/05/19 05:15 PM
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Have any of y'all noticed a difference in either direction good/bad with the circuit board style bills?

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362163 12/05/19 05:17 PM
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I like the circuit board bills. The sharper edge to those bills creates more water turbulence and tends to impart more wiggle.


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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362191 12/05/19 06:03 PM
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40’s on grand you better be doing some jerk jerk pause and maybe some arig.

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362213 12/05/19 06:24 PM
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Grew up on Grand and I agree with rxkid and rj, two guys in the boat, 3 or 4 feet off of a drop/cliff edge, which Grand has millions of them, one guy throw a jerkbait one direction, other guy throw a squarebill, deeper diver reeled SLOW or drop shot. Personally, I like Lucky Craft, XCite, 6th Sense, Strike King, in that order. For Grand, I like sexy shad, citrus shad, clear sexy shad.

Also, take a look at the water level at blue hole, below the dam, if water is moving, TONS of sand bass down there and lots of fun!!

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362408 12/05/19 10:34 PM
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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13362468 12/06/19 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
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H2O squarebills from Academy.

Eh. Not a bad choice in a pinch.

SK 1.5 or 2.5 is my choice. Just change the hooks first.


Academy H2O square bills will catch fish as well as any lure that costs 4 times as much, They use VMC hooks and oval split rings at the line tie. Yes, I occasionally buy another brand but only for an unusual color. JMO.


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Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Rayzor] #13362472 12/06/19 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Rayzor
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H2O squarebills from Academy.

Eh. Not a bad choice in a pinch.

SK 1.5 or 2.5 is my choice. Just change the hooks first.


Academy H2O square bills will catch fish as well as any lure that costs 4 times as much, They use VMC hooks and oval split rings at the line tie. Yes, I occasionally buy another brand but only for an unusual color. JMO.



I have to agree with Academys H2O lineup. I bought some a few years ago on a whim because they were marked down to $2 ea. Wished I had bought everyone on the shelf at that price.

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13362506 12/06/19 12:51 AM
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When the shad are small the Strike King 1.0 works well

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13363079 12/06/19 12:21 PM
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Don't overlook the Bandit line of cranks. They catch em too!

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Bandit_Rackit_Squarebill_Crankbaits/descpage-BRK.html


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Big fan of Bandit. Especially one color in particular.

Re: Best square bills??? [Re: Wave Away] #13363481 12/06/19 06:36 PM
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I keep a small stash of old xcalibur squarebills in 1.5 and 2.5 size that I really like. I throw 6th sense and strike king after that.


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