Big Hammer Premium Swimbaits are hand-poured with the finest quality plastic. This combined with the unique square tail design creates an unparalleled vibrant swimming action - even at the slowest retrieve speeds. Freshwater or saltwater - tie one on and see for yourself how "Nothing kicks like the tail of a Big Hammer".
Originally designed for fishing the Pacific Ocean along the California coastline, swimbaits are quickly becoming regular additions to any fisherman's arsenal. From offshore saltwater species including tuna, dorado, and yellowtail, to inshore saltwater species including calico bass, redfish, speckled trout, and white seabass, to freshwater species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike, walleye, and trout, the versatility and effectiveness of swimbaits make them an impossible lure to ignore.
- 3" - 6 pack
The 3 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the "catch anything" swimbait. It is the swimbait of choice when fishing small bodies of water, shallow areas, or simply covering water and looking for fish. Whether you are targeting smaller fish or trying to match small prey that larger fish are feeding on - from a bluegill to yellowtail, this bait will catch, and has caught, them all. On a 1/4 oz. jig head it is a perfect shallow water bass lure that is great for covering a lot of water and subtle depth changes at the same time with one bait. In addition to freshwater bass, it is an excellent bait for inshore saltwater fishing on both the East and West Coasts of the U.S. In the West it is one of the most popular baits for inshore halibut and surf perch, the occasional White Seabass, and one of the "go to" baits for Spotted Bay Bass. In the East it has proven itself as an excellent soft plastic bait for trout and redfish.
Jig Heads: There are three sizes of Hammer Heads™ that were designed to fit the 3 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait. The most common jig head used with the 3" Hammer is the Hammer Head™ 1/4 oz. with a 2/0L (light wire) hook or the 1/4 oz. 2/0 (regular wire) hook. The 3/16 oz. - 2/0L Hammer Head™ is the next best thing when a lighter head is desired while the 3/8 oz. 2/0 works great if a little more weight is needed.
- 4" - 4 pack
The 4 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is known as the best "swimming" of all the Big Hammer swimbaits and is the ideal size for trying swimbaits on nearly all bodies of water. In addition to it's size, another thing that makes the 4 inch Big Hammer swimbait so versatile is that it can be rigged on a wide range of Hammer Head jig head sizes that have a 4/0 hook. From the 3/8 oz. 4/0 which is perfect for shallower areas or when a slower fall is desired. To 1.5 oz. 4/0 for deep water, heavy currents, pitching through holes, crawling down steep ledges, swimming over the top of deep structure, fishing the slide, and trolling. On a lighter jig head such as the 3/8 oz. 4/0 the action is enhanced further due to the protruding edges of the front of the swimbait when rigged. These edges act like the lip of a crankbait making it perfect for bass fishing in a wide variety of conditions. Almost like a crankbait that can be fished at nearly every depth. For sound a glass rattle can be used. The 4" Hammer is small enough for most gamefish to eat. But, if the target species are smaller fish such as perch, sunfish, or bass in a small pond, or if the bait fish in the area are small, the 3" Hammer would be the place to start.
Jig Heads: The 4" Hammer was designed to be used with the 3/8 oz., 1/2 oz. or 3/4 oz. 4/0 hook Hammer Head™. The 1 oz. 4/0 or 1.5 oz. 4/0 works well when a heavier bait is desired.
- 5" - 4 pack
The 5 inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the most popular of all the Big Hammer™ swimbait sizes. Originally designed for calico bass fishing off the coast of Southern California and Baja Mexico, the 5" Hammer proves daily that not only is it one of the best lures for calico bass but it is an excellent lure for nearly all species that inhabit the inshore and offshore waters of the West Coast. It is also a great freshwater bass bait with an 18 lb. largemouth and 8 lb. spotted bass to it's credit.
Jig Heads: Because of it's versatility the 5" Hammer is designed to be used with a wide range of jig heads. All sizes of our jig heads with a 4/0 or 5/0 hook will work great. Pick the best weight for your application.
- 6.5" - 4 pack
The 6½ inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the third largest size in the Big Hammer™ line-up. In saltwater the 6½ is a very popular bait among calico, striped bass, rockfish and lingcod anglers. In the West Coast freshwater scene it is used quite often in the trout colors for big largemouth bass and landlocked striped bass. The 6½" Hammer is also a favorite among pike and musky anglers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Jig Heads: The 6½" Hammer works well with all sizes of Hammer Heads™ from 3/4 oz. to 1.5 oz. with a 5/0 hook.
- 7" - 4 pack
Designed by Big Hammer Pro-Staff members Mike Nguyen & Gene Yun the 7" Big Hammer swimbait was designed to produce more hookups when fished weedless with a weighted wide gap hook. Field tested for over 2 years, Mike and Gene's design eliminates the need for a belly slit creating a more versatile "weedless" swimbait that can also be rigged "traditionally" on a jig head.
Hooks: The recommended hooks for rigging the 7" Hammer weedless are the 3/8 oz. 7/0 Trokar Magnum Weighted Swimbait Hook or the 3/8 oz. 8/0 Owner Weighted Beast Hook.