Top Shelf Swimbaits in action on Lake Amistad. Check out the 12 lber caught on 7" light hitch magnum swimbait. Best 5 — 40lbs.
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I'm tyler wilson from carlsbad, nm and fish lake amistad alot. Me and a buddy were pre_fishing for basschamps last week and we stumbled on some toads using the light hitch top shelf swimbait as you can see in the pics. These baits are hard to find down this way but just wanted to share.
Biggest being 12.3 and smallest being 7.4lbs best 5 one day went 36lbs. [ Continue on for pics ]
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