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Swimbait question #3809594 08/12/09 11:26 PM
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I started using swimbaits last year and found out that if the little blacks are schooling, the big swimbaits will make their way to the bottom because they're too big for the little fish to mess with. I also figured out that the big bass are on the bottom below the little ones and they will kill a swimbait. I have caught so many 2 1/2 to 6+ lb bass using this technique and cant even guess about how many. I catch them in 20 to 35' of water simply "bumping" it off the bottom like a Texas Rig. Sometimes I "strool" around just dragging it til one bites. Ive been using nothing but the Storms 5" swimbaits and the Academy here in Temple dont carry them anymore but I have noticed that the swimbait section is getting bigger and bigger. My question is what kind of swimbaits do yall think would work the best using this technique? The thing I like about the Storms is that the hook and weight are made into the bait and it's plenty heavy. All the other types I been seeing are the type you have too insert a weighted wide gap hook in. I did buy some 5" h20 swimmers today to try out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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Re: Swimbait question [Re: Bomber 89] #3809632 08/12/09 11:39 PM
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Thanks Cody. I like the Storms but Im thinkin that a different type might work a little better just because there's so many out there now that's nothing like the Storms besides the paddle tail.



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Re: Swimbait question [Re: Bomber 89] #3809677 08/12/09 11:52 PM
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The river2sea bottom walker is similar to the storm but I think a little better weighted and some cool colors. You can use them the same exact way and they also come in bigger sizes if you want to go bigger.

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Lake Fork Tackle Live Magic Shad - http://www.lftlures.com/categories/soft-plastics-lft-live-magic-shad

Many colors and sizes to choose. Lots of ways to rig it, jig head, LFT weighted hook, chatterbait etc.


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Re: Swimbait question [Re: Slide_R] #3809717 08/13/09 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Slide_R
Lake Fork Tackle Live Magic Shad - http://www.lftlures.com/categories/soft-plastics-lft-live-magic-shad

Many colors and sizes to choose. Lots of ways to rig it, jig head, LFT weighted hook, chatterbait etc.


Funny, I almost grabbed a pack of those today. I think Ill give em a try. I guess a jighead hook would be best?



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i think those storm swimbaits are hard to beat for what you're looking for!


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Originally Posted By: Evan O'Brien
i think those storm swimbaits are hard to beat for what you're looking for!


Yeah, Im a firm believer in the ole "stick with what works" saying but I also believe that change is good sometimes but not all the time i.e. November 2, 2008 but we better not go there in this section lol.



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River2Sea Bottom Walker or the new Black Dog Bait Co. WeedSlinger. It's redesigned to work especially well for this technique.

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im gunna have to say the bottom walker is ur best option, u can get it with or without a weedguard too.

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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
im gunna have to say the bottom walker is ur best option, u can get it with or without a weedguard too.

Weedguard ! thumb But I have to say a 3:16 Mission fish in the 6 inch is my favorite below the baby schoolers.

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Lake fork tackle magic swimmer. not only can you use these with your technique but there are TONS of other options. Put it on a chatterbait head, us it as a chatterbait trailer. I've even used them for jig trailers. They range from 3 1/2 to 8 in, in 12 different colors.


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There are a lot of good swimbaits out there now. There are also a lot of good hooks for them available now. I like the weights you can clamp onto your hook shank... so you can adjust the way the swimbait works very easily.

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Thanks guys. Where can I get the River2Sea Bottom Walker?



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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
im gunna have to say the bottom walker is ur best option, u can get it with or without a weedguard too.

Yep !

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