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Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill Series 5" Swimbaits

Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill

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Price: $22.99
- Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill Swimbait
- Size: 5"
- Weight: 1.9oz
- Internal 3/0 Mustad Ultra-Point Hook

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Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill Swimbaits

Soft Plastic Bluegill Swimbaits

The Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill is a soft body swimbait that features a realistic bluegill design that mimics the action and appearance of the small panfish that are a favorite meal of big bass. The Ultimate Bluegill is the most realistic bluegill bait ever made. The Ultimate Bluegill sits nose down like the original Mattlures bluegill but now it possesses pectoral fins that actually move with the bait as it swims through the water. At rest the fins flair out - the big bedding bass can't resist the annoying bluegill on their bed. When the bait is swimming, the fins lay back against the side just like they are supposed to. The tail has also gone through a re-design. The bait maintains the same great action of the original that's responsible for hundreds of trophy bass, but adds another level of realism. Instead of the standard boot tail, the redesigned tail looks like an real tail. The pelvic fins have been lengthened to an anatomically correct size. This design aspect really helps hide the stinger hook ,should you choose to use one. The Ultimate Gill weighs 1.9 oz and is 5 inches long.

When you take your new Ultimate bluegill out of the package you may notice that the fins are not flaring out. This is because they need to be set. All you need to do is put the bait in hot water past the fins for about 30 seconds. Remove the bluegill and push the fins forward like its covering its eyes. While holding the fins in this position submerge the bait in cold water for about 30 seconds and the fins will naturally flair out.

From Mattlures Bait Maker Matt Servant
"Ok, this is how I choose colors. First I look into the water and look at the bluegill. If I see a particular species than that makes my choice easier. Generally in the spring and summer they become much more colorful. The males will have their spawning colors and the females will have a little more color to them also. I usually like the male pattern at this time. For most of the year the males arenít as colorful and the females are dull. Towards the end of summer you will se a lot of juvenile bluegill. Smaller bluegill are usually not very colorful and this is when I throw the female pattern."

"If I know that a particular lake has a lot of red ear or if I am sight fishing and I notice that the bass are bedding close to the red ear nests, thatís when I fish the red ear. Also if I graph a deep school of pan fish that I think are red ear with some large fish close to them, I will throw the red ear. The crappie is for when there is a lot of stunted crappie and the bass are feeding on them. If I was going to fish just one of them, I would base my choice on when and where I thought I would use the bait the most. I really think that they all can be used for any of the applications but I generally try to match the hatch."

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Click here to write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Proven fish catcher for me July 27, 2016
Reviewer: Dustin newer from PIEDMONT, OK United States  
Follow instructions on Matt Lures website to make bait more durable.  Action is very subtle. I fish these around visible cover and obvious ambush points where I know blue gill are found. Bass will crush them!

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4 of 5 GREAT BAIT May 12, 2016
Reviewer: Dave B. from South Kingstown, RI United States  
The beach looks great in very realistic. I have caught a fish on it, but if I reel too slow it tips over. I need to pretty much burn it in order to keep it straight. The one fish I caught so far was done by dead sticking it on the bottom. It stays standing loke that.

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5 of 5 Mattlure 5" March 31, 2016
Reviewer: Lee from WI United States  
Lure swims great and looks like a real bluegill in the water.  Can't beat the free 2 day shipping.  Great customer service.

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4 of 5 Very realistic. May 8, 2015
Reviewer: Luke Brennan from Santa Cruz, CA United States  
Awesome swimbait.  Swims straight, has a nice rate of fall.  The tail doesn't throw a ton of water, but it matches the blue gill much better without being exagerated.  Sits nose down on the bottom for bed fishing or jigging.  The side pectoral fins are very long and give the lure a good amount of action when just popped or shook.  Very cool idea.  Matt def knows how to make a good realistic swimbait.  The soft plastic compound that these lures are made of is awesome. But it's going to get shredded if you don't own "mend it" to fix them.   Overall Prob the best, or one of the best blue gill baits out there.

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5 of 5 Ultimate Bluegill!!! February 25, 2014
Reviewer: Lewis from Clovis, CA United States  
Perfect bedding bass bait. Sits right on head with tail sticking slightly up. Boot tail kicks decent. Made to be hopped and worked like a jig.

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