Creating a Buzz with the Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth
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Total Score: 7.91 -
With an array
of offerings, Big Bite Baits has become a popular brand in recent years. The
success of their products has been aided along by designs and input from high
profile staff members such as Russ Lane, Jeff Kriet, and Dean Rojas. Building
off the success of the Dean Rojas Warmouth, the new Buzzing Warmouth utilizes a
similar profile but promises to bring plenty of action in both subsurface and
topwater applications. Is this bait worth the money, or is it one that will
wind up sitting at the bottom of your tackle bag? Let's hit the water!
Buzzing Warmouths come in a clear, flat package.
original Warmouth was a fish-shaped bait that Dean Rojas developed to be fished
on it's side, which produced a very different profile and action. Popularized
as a great tool for bed fishing, it's still a favorite for various applications
and methods of rigging.
popularity of the Warmouth, it lacks true versatility in that it is not really
built for topwater duty. This is where the Buzzing Warmouth fills the void.
Featuring long kicking tails, it is made for surface action in open water or
around cover. Featuring 8 available colors, it's easy to find one that will
match the prey on your home waters.
The quality and finish is excellent overall.
the very tidy packaging, you'll find that these baits are finished quite
nicely. The colors are bright, precise, and look natural. No ridiculous or
gaudy colors here; all the colors offered are definitely more on the natural
side. The quality continues into the plastic itself, which is shaped and
detailed very cleanly. I found no excess hanging plastic material, dents, or
other quality control issues while examining all of our test baits.
The long tails have kicking “boots” and feature a small fin on the end.
itself is a bit softer than I imagined it would be. Granted, it's not super
soft like a 4” hand poured finesse worm, but it feels a bit softer than average
to me. This is great because it undoubtedly helps increase the action of the
bait, however it obviously hurts the durability a bit. I don't know about you,
but I'll gladly use a few extra baits during a day if it means more fish!
The deep body cavity extends to within an inch of the nose.
The body of the
Buzzing Warmouth contains a deep cavity. While rigging the bait flat for
surface action is probably the most common method, this pocket allows the bait
to be rigged vertically like a common swimbait. If your topwater bite suddenly
dies, you can quickly re rig the bait and effectively fish it subsurface. Since
it's a deep bodied bait, quite a large hook is a necessity. While flat rigging
the bait is a snap, rigging upright is a bit trickier. Nimble fingers and a few
extra seconds are needed here.
I preferred to rig the bait flat using a 5/0 superline hook.
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