How Do You Fish A Grub? Or Do You?
Posted April 25 2012 - 04:19 PM
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Posted April 25 2012 - 04:34 PM
ALSO! just because i don't want to start another post, how can you tell which worms to buy if you want to buy a worm that has a floating tail? ive tried to buy a few and they are like stick baits... they barely even have any action on the fall. let alone float their tail. AKA good worms for shaky heads and drop shots.
I like grubs on a small jig head, and you can either bottom hop it or swim it but I use them around rocks since using them like this makes them prone to snags as the hook is exposed. A good shaky head worm isn't supposed to have a lot of action on the fall, the idea is to have a subtle presentation with just the tail quivering on the bottom to get finicky fish to hit. I have a new favorite that I found last year, it doesn't float straight up but instead floats at a 45 degree angle and the tail is almost impossible to get it to stop moving. It is the River Rock Baits 5" drop shot worm, and while it does work on a drop shot it excells on a shaky head. Another one to use is the Big bite squirrel tail worm and the Power bait shaky worm, both of these stand out as only the tail floats so they too have that 45 degree float off the bottom which seems to work better than the worm standing stright up, at least for me it does. Grubs are either River Rock Baits 3" grub for swimming and the Manns Stingray grub for bottom hopping.
Posted April 25 2012 - 05:37 PM
When Fishing,I practice C.P.R. (Catch, Photograph and Release)
Dinks are Dinks...Be easy on em, they cant help it
Posted April 25 2012 - 05:44 PM
In RUSSIA,Grub fishes you...
That's funny! All I ever do with a grub is cast it out, maybe let it sink a little maybe not, and reel it in however fast I think I need to. It's boring at times but man it's effective on suspended fish eating shad.
Posted April 25 2012 - 05:59 PM
Like most anglers, you'll probably toy with grubs for awhile then drop them over time.
Nevertheless, I believe that "ribbon-tail grubs" are grossly under-utilized.
In the quest for max action at min speeds you might take a look at
Kalin Lunker Grubs and the Zoom Fat Albert.
Speaking of under-exploited lures, if you're in the market for a shapely, high-floating shaky worm,
don't overlook the Owner Shaky Worm (6.5" - green weenie).
Posted April 25 2012 - 07:04 PM
Grubs are an extremely versatile, and overlooked, bait for bass. I fish 5" single tails mostly, sometimes twin-tails. I fish them nearly always on a 1/0 EWG, rigged weedless and weightless. I toss them whenever I'm in skinny water - cast and let sink, then swim back. Or, cast, let sink a while, then bring up on the surface and retrieve like a little topwater bait. Cut the face of the bait to a popper shape and you have a small, weedless popper to retrieve through the slop. The twin-tails can be used like a small frog in the slop. Lots of ways to fish them. I don't fish them on jig-heads or t-rigged with weights, but there's lots of ways to fish them when you add the terminal tackle.
I haven't been too particular on brand and have used Zoom Fat Alberts, Kalins, Mr. Twister, BPS, and Gander Mountain house-brand (which look identical to Kalin Lunker Grubs). I am partial to the GM brand as they are very durable - sometimes as many as 10 fish before the bait tears up.
Results: I caught 791 fish on grubs in 2010, 455 fish in 2011 (I was using more stickworms in 2011), and 39 fish so far this year - including these two five-pounders:
Posted April 25 2012 - 08:00 PM
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Posted April 25 2012 - 11:47 PM
I use grubs as a recon lure, 1/4oz basic jig and a 3" power grub to read the layout and to see if the fish are biting
Thats exactly what I do. As I stated in the other grub post to me anything will bite a 3" grub from blue gill up to a big walleye or bass. Great tool for new water to find where fish are staging and then keep working the rest of the puzzle from there.
Posted April 26 2012 - 04:51 PM
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