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I am glad this contest covers all of 2011. I tried throwing a swimbait yesterday and is just skidded across the ice..... :LOL2:

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I currently own 0 swimbaits, but I'm going to BPS today...count me in!
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Got a $50 gift card to Tackle Warehouse for Christmas and put it to use last night. Was harder than I thought it would be to find exactly $50 but found the right combination. Ordered several packs of soft hollow body swimbaits. Going to start with these because I can use my existing rods. Would love to try some of those hard and soft (solid) body baits, but most are heavy enough to require a new rod... oh darn ;-)
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Is this one going to count? It is a 1970 or 80's Fred Arborgast big Bass lure.

I was told that this lure started the big bass catching in Southern California when it was used as a trolling bait for big stripers ... and then they caught a number of 12+ lb LM bass on it.

I used it last summer and caught my biggest LM Bass on a Southern Wisconsin lake ( where Outdoorsman lives! ). Whammmmm.. I thought I had a muskie on for a minute!

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Oh yea...here is the bass with the lure just barely sticking out from under it. The lure is almost nine inches ... so you can figure out the size of the LM bass. Rich

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richg99 wrote:Is this one going to count? It is a 1970 or 80's Fred Arborgast big Bass lure.

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Yes, this one counts!

Nice fish! :beer:
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Sweet. I am definitely going to get a few of the new Bass Pro Shops Lazer Eye Shad now. Can't beat the price either!
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Great Idea! I started tossing KGM Custom Baits - TW Swimmer last year with good success for smallmouth. These are headless soft body bait that when paired with a revenge swimbait head, makes a great rig. Most of my hookups have come using the Kokanee color.

This year i have plans on stepping up to the hard swimbaits.
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Count me in! I just picked up a swimbait setup this winter and will be throwing Hudds, Matt Lures, and slammers. Maybe I'll even catch something. [-o<

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richg99 wrote:Is this one going to count? It is a 1970 or 80's Fred Arborgast big Bass lure.

I was told that this lure started the big bass catching in Southern California when it was used as a trolling bait for big stripers ... and then they caught a number of 12+ lb LM bass on it.

I used it last summer and caught my biggest LM Bass on a Southern Wisconsin lake ( where Outdoorsman lives! ). Whammmmm.. I thought I had a muskie on for a minute!

Rich

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I have one of these! I absolutely love it...mine is green and black though with an orange belly. I was going to post and ask if it counted, but I went to BPS and bought some Money Minnows and a Wake Shad just to be certain...
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Ha Ha Nothing like a good excuse to add to our tackle boxes. I have so many that I don't know where the specific lures are now!

I promised myself that, during this week of "cold" weather down here...that I would "organize" my tackle. Nothing good has happened so far. regards,Rich
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:twisted: Great idea, Jim. Count me in. I have been meaning to get into swimbaits for the past few years and I think this might be the push I need to get going. 8)
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fish devil wrote::twisted: Great idea, Jim. Count me in. I have been meaning to get into swimbaits for the past few years and I think this might be the push I need to get going. 8)
Exactly what I wanted to hear.......I hope this is the push for allot of guys who have always been meaning to throw them.

Thanks! :beer:
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Does it have to be bass or do redfish count?

Man, that mouse could sure do double duty as a baby nutria down in the marsh. Big reds will *nail* em!
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thad. wrote:Does it have to be bass or do redfish count?

Man, that mouse could sure do double duty as a baby nutria down in the marsh. Big reds will *nail* em!
Any fish as long as it is a "swimbait".
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