Posted by Mike on 8th Mar 2014
This thing was impressive last fall when I had my first half dozen packs of the 4.8" Hammer Shad. I found a nice hook weighted on the nose from 1/4oz-3/8oz in a 6/0 size.
I fished it on 30lb Braid, I would bump it up to at least 40lb if you are planning on fishing scatted pads and shallow flats with cover. The bait has a good weight to is and casts very far. The 2nd half of that body moves roughly 2-3" to either side when slow rolling the bait or reeling it fast…Stop it once crawled over a piece or cover or weed and watch it thump it way slowly to bottom. I caught lot's of annoying pike on this bait and it would hold up on 2-3 fish easy…That's impressive considering the teeth. I got onto some nice bass also. Soak the bait in HogTonic so the fish hold on for that extra few seconds.
Give them a try, very nice baits with lot's of action and always seem to run true no matter how fast or slow you fish.
Posted by Jeremy H on 12th Feb 2014
Slammed an absolute pig of a northern largemouth last year fishing this behind a spinnerbait. I love em.
Posted by Steve W. on 11th Feb 2014
The swinging hammer is a blast to fish. Weightless over pads and top of grass it works like a buzzbait or horny toad and can be paused over holes. You can put it on a swim jig, A-rig or a weighted hook.
My favorite riggings though are on the back of a spinnerbait and on the owner flashy swimmer hook. When used on a spinnerbait, you don't have to worry about short strikes, they inhale it! In the spring when they start feeding up and anytime they are feeding on shad, the swinging hammer is a must have.
It is also great for new fishermen or little fishermen that accompany us sometimes because all they have to do is cast and wind and they get bit. My son loves this bait.
Posted by Wayne on 11th Feb 2014
The Swinging Hammer has action like no other. Being able to use a soft plastic bait like you would a spinnerbait or a buzzbait is incredible. Everytime I would used to throw a buzzbait or a spinnerbait, I now throw the Swinging Hammer at 'em.
I subscribe to the theory about there being no rules. I use the Swinging Hammer in the saltwater for Red Drum. Red Drum are mean, Powerteam Lures including the Swinging Hammer hold up for a long time after taking a beating.
Hmmmm, there was something really important that I wanted to say about this bait. Oh what was it? Oh yea…now I remember. I CAUGHT MY PERSONAL BEST LARGEMOUTH ON THIS BAIT THE FIRST TIME I TOOK IT ON THE WATER!!! An 11.46 lb. pig to be exact (I'll never forget the giant bulging eyes on that mule)! But don't let that bit of information sway you. Let the massive side to side swagger of this bait in the water sway you. After all, that's what swayed that monster bass into engulfing it. My toes still curl just thinking about that glorious day! Oops, there I go day dreaming about that fish again…my bad. Back to business! The action of this bait is never compromised regardless of what your retrieve speed is. From burning it on a ½ oz. swimbait hook all the way down to a weightless crawl along the top for a slow seductive wake, the performance of the Swinging Hammer gets fish all jacked up like meth heads on a fresh fix (especially the big ones)! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna peace out on this write up so I can go watch the video of my hog again. It never gets old!
This is another one of those baits that I put a drop of PRO's Soft Bait Glue on the screw lock of the hook when I'm rigging it. Fish smash this thing with a vengeance so that little drop of glue will definitely save you money in the long run because you'll get many more fish per bait. Hey, did I mention the fact that I caught my personal best largemouth on this bait? Just checking!
P.S. Slooow rollin' this bait for shallow pigs is one of my personal favs. But it's a free country so you can do whaterver you want.
Quantity: 5 Ct.