Wax Worms

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by TX Fisherman, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    A guy told me he used wax worms for bait and says hes caught alot with them, has anyone else done this?
     
  2. biggen0_8

    biggen0_8 New Member

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    Yes sir, one of my favorites for crappie and blue gill
     

  3. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    yea I use this for ice fishing, have caught them on it.
     
  4. DukeCat

    DukeCat New Member

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    When I fish steelhead in Michigan i use wax worms on a jig called a little nipper. It's amazing that a 5+ lb fish will eat something so small.
     
  5. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    but when you use wax worms for crappie do you use it with a jig or just jig it up and down, and how do you hook them... i dont know much bout em
     
  6. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    I usually just fish with a size 8 Gamakatsu snell hook, red finish with a few splitshots about 5-6" up the line and jig it off bottom. Just hook the very end of them so they can wiggle more.
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I've caught a few small channels on them. I usually have great luck on bluegills everywhere with them. I've had good luck with them in the river catching mooneye & bluegills. They are a great catfish bait!!!
     
  8. fordman49450

    fordman49450 New Member

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    I use the same setup as for bluegill. I use a black gnat fly hook size 10. But when fishing for bluegill I use a bobber and a split shot, for crappie, I dont use the bobber or splitshot. I just cast or troll and let the hook settle and float down.
     
  9. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I use tubes for crappies but wax worms for gills. Gills love them!
    Bill
     
  10. Whiskerhunter

    Whiskerhunter New Member

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    I use a handmade popeye jig and a waxworm all the time, either with a small float or without. I have caught everything in the world on this set-up, from big slabs to big cats. Big Shell Crackers are kinda parcel to this set up to in certain places.
     
  11. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    I got a 6 foot light weight rod and a Zebco Micro-11 underspin reel. I use 4lb line and a tiny little ole kahle hook(smaller than my pinkyfinger nail). I put a small red and white bobber about 10-12 inches above the hook. I get that little waxy out and hook him through the middle. Man it don't take long to fill up a bushel basket. :big_smile:
     
  12. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    How long will wax worms last in the fridge?
     
  13. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    never caught any crappie on wax worms. ive tried and came out with nothing. i prefer jigs or minnows