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    Dark Sleeper

    Reviews on these baits are off the charts. Thinking about tryin em. Stumped on color selection. Anybody got suggestions?
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    I use them quite a bit and have had a lot of success with them. I pitch them mostly into heavier cover.

    My go to is Haze. But Donko is very nice too.

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    They're really good. Skip amazingly well, come through vegetation and other cover well, can be drug or swum (yep, apparently that's the right word to use there....) slowly over rocks, etc.

    What's your main forage?

    Hanahaze and Haze are the two best bluegill color patterns with the former being my favorite.
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    these are the real deal! My cousin has been hammering some Big mamas! I haven't purchased any yet, but supposely work them like a jig, dragging on the bottom.
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    Great, just what I need - more stuff. How durable are they?

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    They’re pretty darn durable for a soft plastic swimbait. I’ve had some get torn up quicker than others, but on average they’re quite durable. To try and quantify it, just based on fish catches they’ll last about twice their cost in a comparable Keitechs. So basically one will last about as long as 2 packs of Keitechs. They hold up much longer than that if you’re trying to skip Keitechs or something though where Keitechs will tear up very quickly.

    Being willing to glue the nose back together will help a lot too, that’s usually where they tear when the weight starts working it’s way out.
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    Are these mainly a smallmouth bait, or have any of you had success with largemouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick2018 View Post
    Are these mainly a smallmouth bait, or have any of you had success with largemouth?
    Largies will work!
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    They are good, caught plenty of fish on them. I need to try the larger 4 inch version.

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    I've caught mostly largemouth on them, actually.
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    I throw the 1/2 oz. in clear chart. at my local lake and the smallmouth crush it and don’t be afraid to throw the pink one either they like it as well.
    I,d rather be tried by 12 than be carried by 6

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    they are a great bait for smallies and Largies and the spots like them also.
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    I'm waiting to catch something on them. Searched hard to find a couple. I've only used them as a jig fishing in 12ft or deeper. Not a big bait if you've never seen them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewFlu33 View Post
    They're really good. Skip amazingly well, come through vegetation and other cover well, can be drug or swum (yep, apparently that's the right word to use there....) slowly over rocks, etc.

    What's your main forage?

    Hanahaze and Haze are the two best bluegill color patterns with the former being my favorite.
    Threadfin shad and crawfish are the main forage here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TableRock55 View Post
    Threadfin shad and crawfish are the main forage here.
    Just got my paws on a few - the Dark Shad color might be a good crawfish imitator.

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    These things works very well. I went the other day and did really good. I found to just give them a second before setting the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaw62 View Post
    These things works very well. I went the other day and did really good. I found to just give them a second before setting the hook.
    How do you fish them? Slow crawl on the bottom?

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    For me on that day i did 2-3 big bounces and then let it sit down on the bottom. Never felt the bite the rod just loaded up. I lost about the first 4 then begin to wait for the hookset and that worked

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    what weights and size are you all using? I got the 3/4 oz 3" models

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    Ugh! Like I need another lure to want!! You guys are making me really want to try them!
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