How often do you throw big swimbait?

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  1. Booyacuh

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    So I bought a Hudd BG last week thinking it would be awesome to catch a fatty with it. Took it out last weekend and quickly realized I do not have the correct gear for it. How often do you guys use big swimbaits with success here in SD?
     
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    Unfortunately most of my days on a lake are without a bite. Might explain why I’m trying to explore other techniques haha. Spent way too much trying to fool these bass.

    I’ve seen a video of you recently using what looks like a BG. Are the swimbaits strictly for cold weather for a more subtle approach?
     
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    Its all the rage, but lots of effort for little reward. but for those that are committed, do it right, are in the right water, are rewarded with TROPHIES no doubt....
     
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    I have a lighter swimbait setup for around 1.5 oz swimbaits and I have thrown them in like 4 months but coming soon I will
     
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    I use swimbaits 99% of the time. Getting skunked is a part of the game and you understand and accept it. It's not about chasing bites every trip but rather chasing the biggest possible bite at the right time so a lot of the trips to the lake are spent learning the water more than trying to catch something.
     
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    The cold weather is all about Trout plants! Also the big girls are biggest in the last of the cold months.
     
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    Get an 8” hudd rof 12 or 16 and commit to throwing only that all winter. You’ll be rewarded.
     
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    Might have to give that a shot, is there such thing as a rod that can toss a hudd BG all the way up to the 8"?
     
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    Dobyns 806 can handle both baits with no issues.
     
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    A bit out of budget for me. I'd like to keep it under $150 if possible.
     
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    Here's an option in that range;

    Genesis II Casting Rod 7'8" Jr. Swimbait Med Hvy
     
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    That's the front runner on my list. Wasn't sure if it can throw the 8" though
     
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    Thanks for making this thread Booyacuh. I'm in the same boat as you with most of the same questions. I recently acquired a quantum monster, recommended to me by a good friend, to use as my first SB reel. Now I'm just looking for the right rod.

    There are also glidebaits and wakebaits out there that definitely fall in the category of big baits. A big challenge for me is trying to decide which sub-category to focus on first because I'm sure you can't have an all around setup to cover every big bait out there. Some are treble baits and require different action rods. So I'm hoping someone can fill us both in on how to attack this problem for a beginner
     
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    I haven't owned one of these in awhile but they were under-rated IMO. If you're in the Santee area check out Hook'd bait and tackle as they used to stock these rods.
     
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    too long? short?
     
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    Gave them a ring, they don’t have it. Thanks though.

    I feel like it’s a little long
     
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