3" Hammer

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.

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Technique Articles & Stories
Click on the links below to read some technique articles and stories that focus on using the 3 inch Big Hammer swimbait.

Hammering Inshore Halibut - Pete Wolf
Pete shares the techniques he uses to catch halibut from the float tube in shallow water using swimbaits.

Trolling Swimbaits for Trout - Pete Wolf
Pete talks about some of the new ideas and methods behind using trap-rigged swimbaits for trout.  Click here to view printable step-by-step trap-rigging instructions in .pdf format.

Swimbait Halibut From The Sand - Mike Edwards
In this article Mike explains how to catch halibut and other surprises from the surf using small swimbaits and light tackle.

Hammering Trout in Nags Head - Pete Wolf
Pete tells his story about fishing for speckled trout in Nag's Head.

Click here to view the entire Big Hammer Techniques section.

Photo Gallery
A small collection of pictures of fish caught using the 3 inch Big Hammer swimbait

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Smallmouth Bass


Spotted Bay Bass

Barred Surf Perch

Largemouth Bass

Striped Bass

California Halibut


White Bass

Spotted Bass


Northern Pike

Speckled Trout

Calico Bass






Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass)

White Seabass

Rainbow Trout

Freshwater Drum

Yellowfin Croaker

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