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If you watched or followed any of the Bassmaster tournaments this year you may have noticed that some anglers, like Ish Monroe, were using HUMUNGOUS tube baits. Well here they are for any of you interested in obtaining and trying some for yourself.

http://www.charkbait.com/cs/cscToraTubes.htm

scroll all the way to the bottom.
 
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Only problem is that the hooks that Ish used on those tubes come from Japan, and he only gets like 10 of them at a time. They are not available for use in the U.S. on the mainstream market.

Owner has a huge 11/0 hook that might help. I haven't tried these hooks, but I have seen them at BPS and they are huge.
 

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As soon as I read about Ish using those so successfully, I bought a few. They came already rigged with lead heads, huge hook, heavy weight. I have yet to get a bite on one. Maybe this winter, fished on bottom around suspended bass....

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Still learnmng what is where on this board. Tora tubes are actually a Bobby Garland* lure that Ish used on Amistad. See Canyon Plastics. http;//www.canyon-plastics.com/
http;//www.canyon-plastics.com/articles/tora_trolling.htm
The big tubes were very hot back in the 90's out west and have lost there appeal because most fisherman do not know how the use them. Tora tubes require a big hook and a light weight about 3/8 to 1/2 ounce. The presentation, when not bed fishing, is similar to swim baits...slow and up hill. cast it out into deep water, let it sink and watch the line carefully for a pick up. After it hits bottom you start the retrieve with 3 to 4 quick reel turns, then slow down and retrieve until you feel a bump, then reel fast. Strikes occur on the fall, the first 3 feet off the bottom or anywhere between the bottom and the boat. bass over 4 lbs are the norm with big tubes. Bill Siemantel's book "In the Zone" has a chapter on tubes that is worth reading.
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I just bought some tiger tubes from lindy /little joe I will be throwing them this season , i'll post if i catch anything on them. They come pre rigged with a 5/8 oz jig head and a trebble stinger wired to the jig head as well .
 

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I've caught 6 inch dinks on 6 inch baits. If a bass can cram it in his mouth he will try. Big baits look like a big meal.
 

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I bought two Tiger tubes before a trip to Ontario in August for Pike. This is a big tube and one came rigged with a treble and a single large weighted hook. I fished it bouncing on the bottom at the edge of weed beds. Caught three fish while using it, the largest was 36", my personal best Pike. Pike tore up the bait some but the first tube is still usable. I've wondered about using it for bass. I will be on Lake Fork and/or Ray Roberts here in Texas over the next couple months. Plenty of big bass in both lakes. Thought I'd give it a try. I'll post results.
 
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