Doing a review on Lunker City’s 10″ Fin-S-Fish was real easy for me since I have years and years of experience with this bait. It was one of the first swimbaits I used to catch lunker bass with when I was younger and is still to this day a go to bait for me for large bass.
Color: Rainbow Trout
Weight: 1.8 oz. (w/hook)
Lure Type: Jerk Bait
MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The 10″ Lunker City Fin-S-Fish comes three to a package with one custom 8-0 long shank hook that works perfect with this large bait and for the price of $6.59 this is by far one of the best deals out there to catch giant bass. This is one of the oldest and largest jerk baits on the market and once you tie one on and start to rip and jerk it you’ll quickly understand why some of us in the big bass world have kept this lure a secret.
The Fin-S-Fish is 10″ from the nose of the bait to the tip of the tail and is 1/2″ wide. The narrow design of this giant jerk bait really helps give this bait life in the water. Lunker City uses a good plastic that is very flexible as well as durable. I have caught numerous toothy bass on one bait.
The 8-0 hook that comes with the Lunker City Fin-S-Fish is 3 3/4″ long and perfect for this 10″ monster jerk bait.
Once you Texas Rig the hook through the nose of the bait you bring the hook back up through the bottom and inside of the bait where the slit is and then out the back where there is a small channel that helps keep the Fin-S-Fish weedless.
As you can see by the picture above the hook width matches the Fin-S-Fish height perfectly so your hook-up ratios will be very good. Once you’ve rigged the Fin-S-Fish your ready to fish it, I like to use a medium action rod, with 15-18lb flour-carbon line. The retrieve on the lure is where the fun begins, you can let the bait sink to the bottom and slow pop the bait off the bottom, or my favorite retrieve is to work the rod tip with continuous downword strokes towards the water making the Fin-S-Fish walk the dog and pop out of the water. This lure can be rigged so many different ways, you can use a nail weight to help the bait sink faster and deeper and then rip and jerk it. You can also side-rig the bait which really gives this bait a wild effect in the water and if you want to work it in deep water fast try rigging it with a heavy Carolina rig and working the 10″ Fin-S-Fish in the deep water channels where I have had some monster over ten have jumped all over it.
Pros: Great price for such a large versatile jerk bait, easy to rig and fish. Really good plastic very durable.
Cons: Only one custom large hook comes with the three baits in one package, so don’t lose it!
MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5