5˝" Hammer

The 5˝ inch Big Hammer™ swimbait is the newest size in the Big Hammer™ line-up.  Designed by anglers on a long range trip by cutting and melting baits together and then refined using theories of aerodynamics to achieve the best "swimming" action possible with a soft plastic lure.  The action of the 5˝" Hammer combines a very erratic tail action with an almost unbelievably realistic body wiggle.  An excellent bait for calico bass fishing the 5˝" Hammer has already broken the previous known Big Hammer™ calico bass record with a 12 lb. giant caught near Catalina Island.  The long slender slender profile of the 5˝ inch swimbait makes it the perfect choice for boiler rock calico bass fishing.  On the East Coast the 5˝" Hammer is quickly proving itself as a great striped bass lure.  In freshwater it is finding it's way into the tackle boxes of walleye, pike and musky anglers both in the U.S. and Europe.

Jig Heads: The 5˝" Hammer works best with the 1 oz. and 1.5 oz. - 5/0 hook Hammer Heads™.  If something a little lighter or heavier is needed it can be used with both the 3/4 oz. and 2.5 oz. - 5/0 hook Hammer Heads™.

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Technique Articles & Stories
Click on the links below to read some technique articles and stories that focus on using the 5˝ inch Big Hammer swimbait.

Calico Combat - David Fong
David illustrates his methods of boiler rock fishing for calico bass.

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.

Swimbaits Catch Goliath Mid-Summer Pike - Jeff Matity
Jeff explains how to successfully hunt big pike using swimbaits.

Calico Candy - Malia Goldberg
Malia talks about how she got "hooked" on fishing for Calico Bass and some of the techniques she uses to catch them.

Click here to view the entire Big Hammer Techniques section.

Photo Gallery
A small collection of pictures of fish caught using the 5˝ inch Big Hammer swimbait

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Calico Bass

Largemouth Bass

California Halibut

Barred Sand Bass

Calico Bass



California Halibut

Calico Bass

Wel's Catfish



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