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Swimbaits that changed fishing

Discussion in 'Swimbaits & big baits' started by Kellen, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Kellen

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    I was thinking about doing a list of swimbaits that changed the way anglers approached swimbait fishing. Looking for those iconic baits that made a big impact on the big bass swimbait world, and don't want to miss any.

    Your suggestions?
     
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    Muskie baits turned bass baits! Slammer types!
     
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    Eagle Swimbaits "Baby E".
     
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    Specifics hmmm....

    Huddleston (swimbaits)
    in general all of his baits are quite iconic.
    including but not pertaining to
    12 inch (no longer in production)
    8 inch
    6 inch
    68

    Original Castaic Wood Trout

    Deps
    250 Slideswimmer
    175 slideswimmer

    Hinkle trout

    Roman made
    Mother
    Negotiator

    22nd century
    Triple trouts
    13"
    12"
    11"
    10"
    ha all of the sizes
    22nd century rats


    There are hundreds of companys but those a pretty iconic in a way.
     
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    Z-plugs, MS Slammers, A.C. Minnows, and Huddlestons.

    The OG swimbaits that paved the way
     
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    Worm King is really the king for socal saltwater.


    He nailed it for freshwater baits
     
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    Rago baits. Love the old rats.
     
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    OG Castaics shad, bluegill. Started it for me.
     
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    AC Plug, back in the day was the go to bait if you knew about it. Most trolled them on lead core line.

    But back in the mid to late 90's the Osprey and 22 Century baits took off along with Jerry Rago and Castaic's

    Little known fact is that the Swimbait actually came out in the early 1900, I remember reading it somewhere many years ago. If I remember some guy in Ohio made on and had a patent on it.
     
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    I like how you said changed fishing! I will list them in historical order
    The first one is my pet peeve because all the wanabees claim they used to throw them back in the day.
    Wormkings. I never used them in freshwater
    Ac Plugs
    OG Castaic hard bait
    Ms Slammer
    Stocker trout
    Rago rat
    Castiac hard heads.
    Osprey line through ( I am not sure if they were the OG)
    8in Hudd Delux
    3:16 mission fish
    My soft bluegills
    Triple trout
    Pupfish or Lunker Punker, Hellova bait, but I don't realy consider it a swimbait
    Bull shad
    Mother or Deps 250

    Honorable mentions, Wake JR, Rago generic trout, Castaic boot tails, Basstrix hollow bodies, My Hardgills, My Dead twitch, La Sliders, Alabama rigs, Huddleston's weedless design.
     
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    Great read on Bass Fishing Archives site about birth of the swim bait. Cool pics of the old "frankenbait" which was a worm king dinosaur boot tail attached to a cut off CD 18 head. Search birth of swim bait on that site and read up. Great site for us bass guys if you haven't found it allready.
     
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    Straight Z plug. The original glide bait going back to the 80's. It still kicks *** today....if you can find them. The jointed one is a great search bait too.
     
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    Muskie baits are usually on the large size, do yo use them for LMB?
     
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    Eh... Not so much...

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    Yes, the AC Plug. Won a night Tourney tossing one way back in the day. Cast aa far aa you can and just listen. They literally piss the bass off! Similar to some of today's big old rats...
     
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