Top 3 Swimbaits for Beginners

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  1. Coreygradoville

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    Just wondering what everyones "Top 3" are. Out of curiosity... Looking to get into throwing "bigger" swimbaits and wanted to get a general consensus. Thanks!
     
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    Forgot to mention, Ill be doing it mainly from shore.
     
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    For me they would be 8" Huddleston, Huddleston 68 Special and the Osprey Tournament Talon. But you would need to add some form of Glide bait.
     
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    Awesome. Do you have any suggestions? Spro BBZ? S-Waver? Not looking to spend 150 on a Deps..... YET...... haha
     
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    Shore is tough, its gonna cost you some money if you fish them right. I recommend a lure retriever or knocker on some tuna cord.
     
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    1. Weedless wcz citizen shad
    2. Woodrow rat
    3. Deps 250
     
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    316 minnow. Cheap n they work!!! Trust me. Also the mc 5in works great n they cheap. IMO.
     
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    S-Waver is a good bait for the money.
     
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    I just got into the game myself, here is my top 3, and a few extra that I have expanded with.
    #1. 8" hudd must have for any swimbait fisherman
    #2. S-waver 200, great for fishing a little faster
    #3. hudd 68 special, its a bit on the small side but good for a confidence bait.

    other notables i fish: S-waver 168, Baitsanity explorer, 7.8" kitec, spro bbz-8 wake bait. Trout glide(from facebook ads, only one to catch a fish yet, striper at lake silverwood)

    I have yet to put in the time to fish any of these proper and a few haven't even gotton wet yet but,
    you will snag a few every year if you are fishing them hard, don't go all suicidal but fish were the fish are.
    x2 on the lure knocker.

    You will need 2 rods to fish all these so might want to narrow your selection to lures that you can fish on one rod, just chose one that can fish the size baits you want to throw the most. I fish the 8" hudd and big glides on a defy black swimbait(the H not XH) rod and the smaller hudd and lighter glides on a 7'6" H that has a bit more flex and feel.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing... ive fished a few Spro cranks and liked the action on them... im hoping the BBZ is the same way. Ive got a buddy from Yuma and he swears by some SB's called a Cheater. Looks very similar to the 3:16 minnows. Rigged weedless. Hes caught some straight hogs on em... numerous 10+ pounders. Im good on the rods and reels. I have the Defy rod you talked about in both H and XH. Also a Lexa 300 and a Calcutta 400. Equipment wise, im all game. Just wanted opinions on baits. Ive fished a lot at Dixon the last couple years and ive pulled a couple decent sized ones on spoons and kastmasters. Ive seen how big the bass can get in there. Time to target them..... Im out our the country for another month or two, so ill be getting home in the pre-spawn timeframe (correct me if im wrong..) Want to get a bed bait as well... The Matt Lures Ultimate Gill is looking pretty tempting.... Thanks for the help!!
     
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    What lakes will you primarily be fishing?
     
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    Dixon, Miramar, Murray, Jennings. It just depends. My options are open..
     
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    I would recommend a deps 250 (or similar glide bait), hudd (8” or 68) baitsmith and og lunker punker. Keep it simple as you fish different conditions with the key to success being determination to keep grinding it out and not put the big baits down. It’s definitely tough fishing on the catching aspect but I find it to be one of the most rewarding techniques to fish. With those baits you’ll cover all water columns and find what style/baits you like to fish most.
     
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    Top 3 for me have been in the following order:

    1. 6” bull shad in slow sink
    2. 7” MS slammer
    3. Deps 250

    The bull shad is the one I have tied on all the time. Winter or summer that bait flat out gets em! I primarily use it as a search bait just like you could a chatterbait. If the fish are feeding they will seek it out!

    The slammer is my go to summer time wake or crank down swimbait. Perfect at night and works great just above the grass.

    The deps 250 is the ultimate glide for me, it has the calling power to find big bass looking for a big meal. You gotta spend the money to get one and maybe you can get lucky and find one cheap on eBay. But nothing can put the odds in your favor of catching a real monster bass like this lure can. Pic for proof!

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    Which Color patterns work good?
     
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    There are other lakes that are WAY better for catching fish on swimbaits
     
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    Get some owner beast hooks or flashy swimmers and pair them with large keitechs. 6.8 or 7.8.
     
  20. Coreygradoville

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    Yes, ive noticed. Those are just the lakes that I am familiar with. That ive fished quite a bit. Im deployed right now so ive had some ample time to do some research.... on here, and other swimbait forums... Ive already got a few swimbaits and gonna add a few more before I get back so I have all my goods waiting for me. just gonna throw and put in time to see what works for ME. ive got a good assortment of the above mentioned keitechs and beast hooks. Mainly just going to be shore pounding for the most part. Thanks for the help!
     
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