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Lure Review

Creating a Buzz with the Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth


Date: 5/15/13
Tackle type: Lure
Manufacturer: Big Bite Baits
Reviewer: Wolbugger

Total Score: 7.91 - GOOD

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!


Big Bite Baits Buzzing Warmouth Specifications

Type Topwater/Subsurface
Material Plastic
Depth Any
Size 4 inches
Colors/Patterns 8
MSRP $4.99-$6.99

Buzzing Warmouths come in a clear, flat package.

Impressions:  The 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.

Despite the 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.

Upon opening 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.

The plastic 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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