4" Hammer

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.

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Technique Articles & Stories
Click on the links below to read some technique articles and stories that focus on using the 4 inch Big Hammer swimbait.

Calico Bass Fishing 555 - Larry Heron
Larry "Calico Hunter" Heron shares some of his proven tricks and tips for catching more and bigger calico bass.  Larry covers the proper tackle, presentation, how to locate calicos and catch them under varying conditions.

Winter-Spring Calico Fishing - Dimitri Peros
Dimitri discusses some of the slower pace techniques used to entice cooler water calico bass during the winter and early spring.

Harboring Big Bass - Steve Greanias
Steve tells how he finds quality fish in areas most fishermen overlook.

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

Rock Jetty Fishing - Henry Ortega
Henry provides tips and tactics for using swimbaits to pull bass and halibut off of rock jetties.

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Photo Gallery
A small collection of pictures of fish caught using the 4 inch Big Hammer swimbait

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Smallmouth Bass

Calico Bass

Spotted Bass

Spotted Bay Bass

Largemouth Bass



California Halibut

Striped Bass


Northern Pike




White Seabass

Barred Sand Bass

Channel Catfish

European Perch



Wel's Catfish

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