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Carrot TopThu Dec-18-08 09:13 PM
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#10827, "RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish"
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I think I remember my first swimbait fish. I do know there is no picture of it.

Everyone else is giving their back story so why not me

I remember when the Castaic Hardbait Trout came out. I found a "actual size" picture in I believe In-Fisherman. The bait went across the 2 pages and I think had a $50 price tag. I still remember thinking WTF.

Pretty sure the first swimbait I ever threw was a 7 inch Arbogast made AC plug. Only ever got one hit on it and I know it was a striper never caught it though. Still have that bait. Seemed HUGE then. Seems so tiny now.

First on a swimbait came on a 5 inch Optimum. Was throwing off a rocky area next to a flat and as I was pulling the bait out of the water the fish exploded behind it. I just remember seeing that open mouth coming out of the water. Somehow it got stuck on the jig hook on top. Went about 3 pounds. This was in the late 90's.

My first 10+ on a swimbait I can credit to this site. I had read about Rob's 15+ bass taken on a Slammer at San Pablo and bought my first MS Slammer at the San Mateo ISE show in 2002. On Feb 18, 2002 at 8:30 in the morning I was throwing the 9 inch Slammer on an 8 foot flipping stick with a Curado 200 with I believe 17lb line when the toilet flushed. It was my third trip out with the Slammer and my first hit. I started shaking almost immediately. The fish came in with out much of a fight. When I first got it in the boat I had no clue how much it weighed since my biggest to that point was 8 and change. The Berkley digital scale I put it on weighed it at 17.3 lbs.



Still by far my biggest largemouth bass. Hell it's still bigger than my PB striper which is 16lb 6 ounces.



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Pretending to be a swimbait fisherman since 2001.

  

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#1 - Your first swimbait fish [View all] , Nico, Wed Dec-17-08 06:38 PM
  RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, swimbait, Dec 17th 2008, #1
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Matt Peters, Dec 18th 2008, #2
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, socalfrogger, Dec 18th 2008, #3
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Matt Peters, Dec 18th 2008, #5
           RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, magmaster, Dec 18th 2008, #6
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Sacto John, Dec 18th 2008, #4
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, swimbait, Dec 18th 2008, #7
           RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, PHISHnutS, Dec 18th 2008, #8
                RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Carrot Top, Dec 18th 2008 #10
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, dickthompson, Dec 18th 2008, #9
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Slough Crew, Dec 29th 2008, #11
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, swimbait, Dec 29th 2008, #12
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Slough Crew, Dec 31st 2008, #13
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, Gilbert, Dec 31st 2008, #14
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, SWMB8R, Jan 01st 2009, #15
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, bassindon69, Jan 02nd 2009, #16
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, LimitedOut, Jan 02nd 2009, #17
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, BassDaddy, Jan 03rd 2009, #18
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, ll kaidoy ll, Jan 05th 2009, #19
RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, GGR, Jan 12th 2009, #20
      RE: #1 - Your first swimbait fish, robert mendez, Jan 13th 2009, #21

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