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I believe that picture is of a forum member who is well known as a swim bait enthusiasts.
Indeed. I am sure the Doc will chime in at some point. The lure has already been named but my guess on the size is that it is the 8" version. I have been thinking about some 6" models. Gotta start somewhere. :p
 

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Thanks Chris I dont think I ever saw that thread...friggin incredible but I am not surprised!...
 

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Thanks Chris I dont think I ever saw that thread...friggin incredible but I am not surprised!...
How did you miss it? That was the best report ever. It was a seminal post for me and, combined with other posts from the Doc and Solesearcher, inspired me to focus more on walleyes. I have had the honor to fish with Chris (Doc) a couple of times and witnessed the insanity of those cinder blocks bombing the water. I just pulled the trigger on a couple of 6" BBZs today. Not the cinder blocks Doc fishes, but I have to start somewhere as I said. :D
 

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Dr......just curious......since it's been a few years since that post.....what's your biggest 'eye on the swimbaits since then?
 

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Dr......just curious......since it's been a few years since that post.....what's your biggest 'eye on the swimbaits since then?
The biggest by far was the one I caught last year - 30.5" long, 20" girth :smile:. The fish looked like it had just ingested a basketball - and it plain inhaled the Rising Son.:smile:

Since the first big 'eye in '09 (thanks to gleaning information from posts by the likes of SoleSearcher and Zman), it has been an amazing run. I've been lucky enough to catch one 30, three 29s, two 28s, a pair of 27s, two 24s, and an 18 on big baits (along with another 30, one 28, and a 26 that fell to a Rogue). It takes 4 - 5 trips per fish, just often enough that I keep going out and getting skunked and getting skunked and getting skunked again, even when my friends are catching big fish on jerk baits. But, like I said, it's been an amazing run, and I'm well and truly hooked, even if I can't get out quite as frequently as I used to.
 

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Chris since you do as much big bait throwing as anyone on here...have you gotten to get out after these much...I know of one venue in your neck of the woods that had biguns...

 

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aofisher...honestly I dont remember seeing that...and I cant imagine if I had seen it back in the day that I would have missed commenting in it...I know doc blazed the trail for me and fishing with him at atown is the reason I have my grand in swim bait gear...the reason I have used it for lakers...the reason I have taken it to Big Mac...yep Doc is the forums Pied Piper of Big Baits and pole vaulting poles to chuck them on and who knows maybe zenile old z did see it and doesnt remember...lol...as Norman Thayer said about reading the book Treasure Island in the movie On Golden Pond...even though he had read it before...as he put it...it will all be new to me!...feel that way some days!...and maybe we will see ya in Kansas this weekend!...I might not have to work this weekend for the first time in about six weeks!...
 

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The answers you seek are here.
I just had to add: that was an epic reply right there. There is so much Zen beauty in it, I thought to myself: "Hai, Sensei." Also, I forgot to mention Neal as one of the big walleye inspiration for me. He didn't post as often. Nor did he post many pictures, but what he did post was usually beasts.
 
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