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Looking for a lure seen here on photos

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Looking for a lure seen here on photos

Postby sharksandwich » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:05 pm

OK,
I am looking for the lure posted by "Jason" on the Kayak Redfish subject.
Here is the actual photo
Image
http://www.fishingtackleunlimited.com/m ... red2-1.jpg

Well, I can't post a URL yet.:cry:
It is the one with a guy in a red kayak with a camo hat and a great looking redfish.

I posted in a different forum (FishingTexasOnline) and have gotten replies that it could be a Yum Money Minnow or a Storm Wild Eye Pro Paddle Tail or even something called a Mad Mullet that B&L used to make.

I have to know, that looks like a pretty sweet swimbait.

Berkley Hollow Belly?

Thanks!
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Postby Crank-B8 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:16 pm

Shark,

The bait in that photo is a 5-inch Berkley Powerbait Hollow Belly swimbait.

However, there are about 15 different baits on the market that are exactly the same - and I speak from experience, because I own them all. :lol:

The original soft-body swimbait these types of swimbaits are patterned after are Basstrix baits out of California. However, Basstrix baits are hard to find and they carry a pretty hefty price tag.

The Strike King Shadalicious is another identical bait. One good thing about the Shadalicious is that the plastic seems to be a little tougher, which is better for saltwater applications: http://www.fishingtackleunlimited.com/p ... 6-5-P.html

The Mann's Hard Nose is another bait I've been using a lot lately. The head of this bait is solid plastic, which means it stays on the hook better and doesn't slide or tear when you set the hook. Another big plus is that it comes packaged with a weighted hook: http://www.fishingtackleunlimited.com/p ... B55-P.html

Speaking of hooks, you'll need to pay special attention to the types of hooks you use with these big baits. If you're fishing sparse cover where you're not likely to hang up you can use a simple jighead - the longer the shank the better.

However, if you're fishing heavy cover, a hook like this one is ideal: http://www.fishingtackleunlimited.com/p ... 8-UV3.html

I'd go with the biggest one you can buy (5/0 in this case).

Hope this helps! I've fallen in love with these big swimbaits. They're a blast to throw and when you get a bite you know it's a big one!
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Postby sharksandwich » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:35 pm

Thank you sir!
That is awesome to know.
I posted in another forum (FishingTexasOnline) and it was a guessing game until a guy named Treuse Goose said he knew you and pointed me to the Berkley. He used an avitar with "Brown Lures" so I hope I didn't offend him. I have certainly bought enough corkys from B&L and Brown that it shouldn't offend.

Thanks for the information. That was a sweet pic, it could be a freakin cover pic on a fishing magazine. The swimbait color matched up well with the redfish.

Anyway, appreciate the angler professional courtesy.
Thanks!
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