What are your go to Brands?

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What are your go to Brands?

Post by MiniVan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:46 pm

Are sebiles, strike pro, expensive rapalas worth it?

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by beezy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:52 pm

I've recently turned to JDM tackle to fish the lakes near where I live because here in So Cal, most bass have seen everything from worms to GIANT GIANT swimbaits. So, I get lures that no one else is using and use it. So far the results are magnificent. Sometimes, the bass just can't get enough of a certain new lure or technique and you could catch dozens of bass. However, I still stick to some tried and true brands such as Rapala. I love the countdown series, as well as their x-rap jerkbaits and dive-to crankbaits. Another company is BOOYAH. I really only use one lure from them, but it's my go to bait when nothing else seems to work. That is their spinnerbait. The bass always seem to love it and the bites are pretty vicious on it, so I never get tired of catching them :lol: :lol: . Anyways, you should experiment and see for yourself. Sometimes, lures are expensive and it translates into great construction and good quality control as opposed to cheaper lures. However, this isn't always true. Well, hope that gives you some ideas.

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by stratos20 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:10 am

you usually get what you pay for!

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by damian_megabass » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:36 am

All JDM for me. Last time I bought a lure from a local tackle store was....a long time ago......don't remember.

I like to use what the next person isn't using.....you can gaurentee that Rapala's are #1 for the most common lures everywhere. :lol: :lol: :doh:

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by Johnny A » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 am

O.S.P., Imakatsu, Megabass, Rapala

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by johnnybass » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 am

I can't remember where I read this but I seem to recall that there was some study with captive bass which showed that the orginal rapala was the only bait tested that the bass didn't get conditioned to. Something tells me that the Senko may also be one of those baits.

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by the hooligan » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:10 pm

luckycraft, jackall, owner, roboworm, AR, yozuri, river2sea

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by Nitroman77 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:56 pm

Lake fork
Lucky craft
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Roboworms
Xcite Baits
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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by damian_megabass » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:13 am

beezy wrote:I've recently turned to JDM tackle ....
I agree! I've also turned to JDM tackle and stay away from what local retailers offer. Also I've been throwing swimbaits (3:16 of course) here for a month or so with success. I've gotten two of my fishing buddies hooked on swimbaits. :lol: :lol:

I always get asked: "Are you fishing for pikes & muskies?"

I respond with: "Nope, bass!"

Then I get a weird look, you know the look of (pfft, that's too big for bass) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


GREAT! Hope ppl never throw swimbaits here, more for me! :big grin: \:D/ :whistle:

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by angry john » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:50 am

I have some rapala's
I fish a jig alot, and use a custom manufacturer due to quality
I use a few keitech products, there "newer" than what most fish have seen
i buy a lot of bass pro, mostly plastics.

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by brokeneye » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:09 am

if they don't get too picky eating it, i don't get too picky throwing it.



that said, there seems to be a glut of zoom/yamamoto/rapala/lc/megabass in the panic box.

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by frogman1963 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:47 pm

I love my bandits (:

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by Bass Junkie » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:51 am

Lucky Craft.... Theres just something about them :D

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by StonedCL » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:51 pm

I think the bass do get conditioned to senkos because I fish a pond by my house and when I started fishing it with senko i had 10-15 bites everytime I went out and lately it is 1-3.. SO they are learning.

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Re: What are your go to Brands?

Post by zodiak311 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:53 pm

johnnybass wrote:I can't remember where I read this but I seem to recall that there was some study with captive bass which showed that the orginal rapala was the only bait tested that the bass didn't get conditioned to. Something tells me that the Senko may also be one of those baits.
If I remember correctly, I believe that it was the Black and Silver floating minnow.

In regards to my go to brands, I can't imagine being without Lucky Craft. I use loads of Rapala's as well. Even though fish may be conditioned to certain lures on various waters, there are always ways to modify that crank bait that everyone else is using to give yourself an edge... ;) That's where all that cool, JDM lure modification stuff comes into play for me.

Even a Senko can be fished so many ways, and modified constantly to give the bass something different to look at.

I try to avoid running out and buying the newest and most expensive bait, the quality is often there, but IMO it does not always equal to more bass in the boat for me. On the other hand, how often I am able to show restraint is a different story. :lol:

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