Fishing Gear


The big swimbait craze is gaining steam throughout the country; it’s no longer limited to states like California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Southern states have a stranglehold on utilizing swimbaits but the northern tier is just beginning to see their effectiveness on large gamefish like stripers, hybrids, musky and northern pike too. Bass anglers are a little slower to respond but those that have seen the bonanza can certainly attest to their effectiveness.

Some anglers still believe that 6 to 8-inch swimbaits are too large for their fish and because they don’t get as many bites on them, they feel that northern fish won’t bite them as well. 

“That can’t be further from the truth,” said famous swimbait builder Ken Huddleston. “I have fished in Illinois, Wisconsin and numerous other northern states and have seen that swimbaits used as they were designed can make a huge difference not only in more fish, but bigger fish as well.”

For the last few months, I have been testing a variety of baits based on situations and recently started toying with the Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special Weedless. It’s a 6-inch swimbait but utilizes the popular tail from the 8-inch Hudd. 


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