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SPRO® BBZ-1 Shad Swimbaits

   

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Blue Back Herring

Blue Back Herring

4"

3/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Floating

Model:
SSB40Z1FBH
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1545560

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Natural Shad

Natural Shad

4"

3/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Floating

Model:
SSB40Z1FNS
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1545563

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Blue Back Herring

Blue Back Herring

4"

7/8 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB40Z1SBH
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1545564

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Sexy Lavender Shad

Sexy Lavender Shad

4"

7/8 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB40Z1SSL
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1545566

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Natural Shad

Natural Shad

4"

7/8 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1545567

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Killer Gill

Killer Gill

4"

7/8 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB40Z1SKG
  • $29.99

  • SKU: 1639108

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Blue Back Herring

Blue Back Herring

2-1/2"

1/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB25Z1ABH
  • $17.99

  • SKU: 1751636

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Sexy Lavender Shad

Sexy Lavender Shad

2-1/2"

1/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB25Z1ASL
  • $17.99

  • SKU: 1751640

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Natural Shad

Natural Shad

2-1/2"

1/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB25Z1ANS
  • $17.99

  • SKU: 1751638

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Wicked Perch

Wicked Perch

2-1/2"

1/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB25Z1AWP
  • $17.99

  • SKU: 1751641

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Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

2-1/2"

1/4 oz.

1

Buoyancy:
Sinking

Model:
SSB25Z1ART
  • $17.99

  • SKU: 1751639

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  • Ultra-realistic shad imitation
  • Segmented body
  • Detailed finish
  • Produces serious side-to-side action
  • Available four weights each with a different sink rate

Introduce yourself to one of the most realistic shad imitations out there, the BBZ-1 Swimbait from SPRO, to see what a swimbait with serious swagger can do for you! The ultra-impressive BBZ-1 Shad Swimbaits' four-segment body helps produce the side-to-side swagger fish can't miss, and its detailed finish adds an element of realism that's not found on other swimbaits with this much movement and durability Plus, the BBZ-1 Shad Swimbaits come in four weights each with a different sink rate, so you can swim the BBZ-1 through the popular feed lanes where the big bass, muskie, tarpon, redfish, stripers, snook, salmon and every other predator fish hang out.

Sink Rates:

  • Model SSB40Z1F: Floating
  • Model SSB40Z1S: Slow Sinking (1' per 5 seconds)
  • Model SSB40Z1A: Fast Sinking (1' per second)
  • Model SSB25Z1: Fast Sinking (1' per second)
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sick Action! just got this thing out of the box and caught a 3lb bass after 3 casts! got the floater and it mimics a dying fish so well and it has a very natural swimming action. hook placement was great and I am a believer now! I never thought these expensive lures made that much difference but wow! Looks so real in the water!! March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great purchase it doesn't matter how you fish this lure it still catches big bass. June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Action Best moving top water swim-bait i have ever purchased. looks so realistic and moves real natural. August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100% realism Changed the hooks on it for saltwater use..lost it to a big Barracuda!! April 11, 2012
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I just bought one! it is there but only for certain weight and color
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I believe they don't but i don't know go to your local bass pro shop.
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yes I have two of them, they are called the bbz-1 slow sink model..hope this helps.
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im looking at picking up a couple of the 4" baits both slow and fast sinking. i was looking at a st. croix 7 mh cranking stick... any thoughts?
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that should work, to be honest these things have so much action you should be fine with a heavy rod as well. just get some braid to protect your investment!
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I use a Falcon Cara T7, 7' MH to throw mine so you should be fine with the St Croix. But, as a suggestion, get the floater and fast sinker. I own all three but if I had it to do over, I wouldn't get the slow sinker as it tends to surface fairly rapidly as I retrieve it, regardless of retrieval speed.

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I would save the money and just buy the fast sink. You have to crank the slow sink excruciatingly slow to keep it down. Don't have a fast sink, but i figure you can get it on the surface like the other lures too.
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It runs through the water pretty smooth, a MH rod should be perfect if not a medium. When they say it sinks slow, it sinks slow! As slow as a weightless trickworm. I reccomend the fast sinking
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Almost too easy. Gotta crank really slow to keep it further down. It comes up to the top on a medium speed receive.
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If you reel it slow, like your supposed to, wait about 10 seconds before you begin reeling.
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vary return speed and rod tip height is very easy to control depth
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Easy, in fact, it is hard to get it deeper then a foot on the retrieve.
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i need to know what size hook so i can put a red owner on mine
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I believe they come wih #6 on the baby shad, but I upsize to the #4.

I'm not sure on the other, but I suspect they are #4 but I'd go with a #2 myself.
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no different hook i caught a 5 pouder last weekend an their bedding this bait swimsgreat
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The 7/8 OZ version is 4 inches and sinks very slow. I reccomend a heavier swimbait.
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I think they are 4 inches, if you fish at Kerr Lake try the Kloppers livetarget at 3.5 inches, 5/8 oz and slow sinking, works great
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All models are the same size, just weighted differently
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4 in
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does the quarter ounce 2.5 in catch fish like the 4 in lure
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I took my 2.5 in out today first time and caught one fish in a tiny canal on my 2nd cast so it does catch fish. The swimming action is no where near the larger fast sinker I have. The small one pitches badly to the left and doesn't look natural at all.
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If you are after little fish or smallmouth bass, its great. Why not just use a beetle spin or some other cheap small fishing lure. If you are after big bass, then use something that is a minimum of five inches.
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My buddy had the 2.5" and it got me into wanting to get it. his did perform very well. I recently picked up the bbz-1 baby shad 2.5" inch 1/4 oz. natural shad but haven't had a chance to fish it yet. All the sizes have a very realistic swimming feature so I guess to answer your question I don't see why not. Plus I'm sure they will eat it up in the springtime regardless of it being an inch and a half shorter. I hope that answers your question.
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Bass eat bluegill and bluegill are in almost every lake. It seems like if you match the hatch bluegill is a no brainer?
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Bass eat all kinds of baitfish. Sometimes it's better to get shad that's special too that certain lake. Bluegill is a popular bait and tons of the BBZ Bluegill are sold.
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Mt rule is to go buy what the bass will see, not what we see, silver and blue (shad) works great on slightly stained waters we have here in NC at Kerr Lake
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depends where you live some areas like where my brother is california theres alot of shad thats the primary food source but yea im with yea blue gill is the best you can use down in florida
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Most people fish this lure down south where bass dont eat as many bluegill but where large shad and other baitfish are a primary source. I live in Missouri so I bought the bluegill but this bait didnt work for me. I didnt catch anything and it broke in half.. so yeah I think bluegill looks great though and looks good in the water
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I don't reccomend it. Bass are more confident in fish they know. Don't give them they chance to hesitate or react diffrentley.
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you can but the fish may have a strange reaction to the color of the bait. I dont know since I have never tried it but in theory it should work. You can catch fish on a bright neon green worm can't you. Bet there arent many of those that aren't nuclear
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Absolutely. It still looks like prey, and is a mix of natural colors that won't spook the fish. I fish a lot of small waterways trout could never survive in, but I still like using the trout color in certain situations. The shape of the bait is far more important than the color in most situations. A natural shape is a natural shape.
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you can yes but natrual will probably produce better i have caught fish with trout mainly sunnies and bass in areas where trout are nonexistent
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or do you have to use whats in the lake?
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use what the fish will see, hear, and feel...I dont worry about trying to match the bait (shad, blugill, trout) to what the area is producing , But I do match the hatch when trout fishing, but every now and then I tie on something I know they have not seen yet just to see if they will react.
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yes yes you can
yet natural baitfish imitations will produce better
still you can use this and catch fish
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Well technically Yes.. But its best to match the forage
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I catch bass ranging 16 to 24 inches on 3.5 inch baits, they seem to have a little more zip in their action, but on real hot days the deeper I have to go the bigger the bait.
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Both have their time and place. I own both, and either one is worth buying, depending on the situation(s) you intend to throw them in. The 6" I use for larger or more aggressive fish or to solicit a territorial response. The 4" I use as my go-to bait in almost any situation.
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4 & 6 Just try to remember this, Bigger baits catch bigger fish
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