Whats the best soft plastic bait?

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by Mr. Abu Garcia, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Mr. Abu Garcia

    Mr. Abu Garcia New Member

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    I have been doing alot of fishing with soft plastics lately. I was wondering what you guys thought was the best soft plastics for bass fishing. Thanks.
     
  2. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    Judging by the displays, Zoom seems to have cornered the market. I haven't bought a bass bait in years, other than some ultra-light stuff for creek wading. All of my smallmouth fishing is now done with live bait.
     

  3. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    As far as soft plastics I always have had luck with the worm/lizard/snake designs, or the fatter ribbed grubs with two tails that imitate a crawfish such as the ugly otter. But this past year I've fallen in love with the Senko stick bait, I'll do a little write-up about it and post this evening.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I've always preferred Culprit worms. I used to buy them by the case for much of my own use and some resale.

    Colors and sizes I use with good results.
    7" purple
    7" purple firetail
    10" purple
    10" purple firetail
    10" purple/white tail
    7" tomato worm (I almost remember the exact day this color hit the street in the late 80's) Been alot of money won on that color by alot of people.
    7" pumpkinseed

    In the spring I'll throw lizzards. Thats the most productive time to throw them.
     

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  5. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    And pond on the farm I been fishing since I was big enough to walk.
    Its not for the weak hearted.
     

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  6. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    I've always had the best luck with tube jigs pumpkin seed is the best color for me the next best is a 4 inch watermellon color finess worm on a small lead head
     
  7. rocket256

    rocket256 Well-Known Member

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    I know a few people that have caught cats on a swim bait.
     
  8. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    for me a 8 inch purple worm curly tail and a 7 inch salamander have always been good.
     
  9. bluesbrother

    bluesbrother New Member

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    got a big one on a zoom pumpkin seed lizard he like nailed it.wooooof:big_smile:
     
  10. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    My favorite to use in the spring are zoom lizards, later on in the year i like zoom brush hogs and power worms. I like a lot of the zoom products but you cant beat the power worm. Yamamoto senkos are always a good option to.
     
  11. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    white twister tails are my favorite bait by fare
     
  12. hawkman

    hawkman Member

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    the new toads and frogs are good,tubes are high as are worms
     
  13. Jordan

    Jordan New Member

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    One soft plastic that I have had a lot of success latly is the frogs. The best one that I have used is the Manns Hardnose toad. I use them later in the day pulling it across floating algea. Or if their is no algea you can reel it like a buzz bait and twitch and stop it and liven it up.
     
  14. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    my vote would be for Berkley scent inpregnanted 8 inch worms. i also use culprit worms a lot.
     
  15. shania

    shania New Member

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    My vote would have to go to the Rubber Worm (Senko) And these are some of the reasons why. lol:wink:
    (Photos Below)

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     

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  16. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    plastics are situational but heres what I personally use for a guideline-
    Tight cover/grass- a tube is streamlined a falls through cover great
    Winter slulls- wacky rig a c tail worm or us a weightless senko
    Spawn time- weightless trick worm or texas rig lizard
    Hot hot heat- slow movin texas rig 6' c tail or weightless fluke
    Standard fishin time/I dunno- carolina rig lizard - cover that water!
     
  17. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    i perfer the berkley 8" power worms in junebug, and venom tubes in black or green. both rigged texas style but weightless. them bass go crazy for them
     
  18. amcclure

    amcclure New Member

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    Definitely Berkley Powerbait 8" Powerworms. Caught them on blue fleck/pink tail, black, but favorite is tequila sunrise. Caught tons on that, both with weights, and without
     
  19. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    10" Berkley Red Shad Power Worm...hands down.

    Also like others said, lizards in the spring time, espicaly when fishing laydowns.
     
  20. eggman

    eggman New Member

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    I have had great success with the BABY SLUGGO made by Lunker City. Either rainbow trout or Arkansas Shiner color markings. This little critter looks sooo good in the water I almost jumped in after it one time...lol

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