YUM Money Minnow Swimbaits
Very good swimbait
This is very good hollow-belly swimbait. It has realistic action and is pretty consistent on retrieve. It is NOT as good as the Basstrix version, but then again, which follow-up version to this type of bait is? This bait competes very well with the Berkley version.....I think it has similar action (Berkley might be slightly more consistent on each retrieve)...I think it has better durability and the plastic scent isn't as strong.....but I do think the Berkley version has a more reaslistic design and color scheme (though YUM offers more color options and more size options). While Berkley and the YUM versions are not as good as the Basstrix original.....they are nice nice option (more readiliy available and cheaper).....and I think both are FAR superior to the versions Bass Pro carries put out by Lucky E Strike and Strike King...the YUM and Berkley versions, in my opinion, have much better action and do not have such a strong chemical scent when you first open them compared to those models. The YUM version comapres favorably with the versions also put out by Reaction Strike, Poor Boys, and Kamakazee. I will definitely keep a few with me every time I go out fishing. I rig them similar to a fluke....I prefer a Falcon Bait-Jerk Superline 5/0 hook with a 1/4 ounce weight....on smaller baits you can get away with the 4/0 vertical drop shot hook that Bass Pro carries....and on the biger baits, you may want to go to a 6/0 hook. You can also buy regular EWG hooks and pinch on weights, but the jagged edges usually tear up the baits pretty quickly. Bass Pro also sells swimbait hooks with a "screw-lock" for the nose of the baits, but they last for about one fish unless you super glue the "screw lock" into the nose of the bait. Without the glue, the bait is typically ruined after one fish from my experience. I hope this helps....good luck on the water!
May 15, 2008
There are Much Better Soft Swimbaits for the $$$
Soft swimbaits are my favorite way to fish day- in and day-out and I have tried lots of them. The Money Minnow has a very lifelike action but your gonna PAY for it$ These swimbaits are WAY too soft and tear WAY too easily. You can get 1-2 fish max on these and then its time to replace them. I have replaced many of them without even catching a fish on them. The tails tear easily and once the body has tears in it, good luck keeping the hook in it. At $9.00 for 4-5 of them, depending on size, they are way too expensive. Try the Bass Magic...they are much more durable and less expensive.
May 5, 2009
A good choice in a swimbait
I have been experimenting w soft swimbaits for the past 8 months and have tried four different brands. The 'Money Minnow' 09 color is one of the better choices, but still gets beaten by the Strike King offering. The swim action is good, but the fish here in SC seem to prefer the look, and possibly the feel of the Shadalicious by a small margin. A good choice and a bit less $$. Overall most of these swimbaits are GREAT and ez to fish. I love 'em!
February 17, 2009
The money minnow is more costly then some other similar products but the quality is good. It is on the more flexible side which allows it to swim slower and still have a natural swimming action. The 5" is good size for LMB in lakes with shad forage. I just took it out to our local reservoir and managed to land a good 4lber just casting towards shoreline structure on a drift. Load it with at least 3/16 oz texas rigged and give it a slow steady retrieve with a couple jerks or pauses and it will get the bass biting. Great bait for alabama rigs too, just for me the rig always seems to spook them. I wish they sold the 5" in a pack of 5 to fill the whole rig.
March 28, 2013