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What's everyone's favorite swimbaits. I'm gonna start throwing them more and don't wanna spend a ton of money buying every brand on the market. So far I've bought and had some luck on the keitech.  I think I'm gonna try the boom shad with a ledge Head underspin. 

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Keitech and Zoom swimmers are my favorites. But they all seem to be pretty good. Colors seems to be more important than name brand to me.

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The one thing I’ve never caught a fish on, save some dinks with the small Berkeley’s years ago. Idk how to fish a swim bait at all. 

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Doug makes swimbaits that catch the crap out of them. I have to reload frequently. The key to me is the paddle tail and how well it thumps especially at slow speeds. The old sassy shads still work too

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+1 on Softy's swimbaits.  I have several sizes, 2.5" up to 7".  He makes a terrific paddle tail bait.  Also makes terrific flukes.

I also use the Keitechs.  I like the 2.8" for the damiki rig, the 3-4" baits for the a-rig.  Gambler Big EZ and Little EZ are some other good choices.

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I am adding the small flukes back in my molds and can now begin pouring the 2 inch Flukes!

Going to be practicing pouring them cause they are a challenge right now.........:lol:

 

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Reaction Innovations skinny dipper for me. Caught a ton of big smallmouth on a 5" white trash. Big bite baits makes a knock off of the dipper & i have caught a bunch of fish on it too. They also make a hollow style that works good. It is almost identical to the zoom. One thing that sticks out to me is the lack of largemouth i catch on swimbaits. Ive thrown them alot too. All different kinds & sizes. Barely caught any Lm. Except for one technique that i use at night that sometimes loads the boat on Lm or sm. But the rest of the time i get nothing as far as Lm go. 

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