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What Popular Lure Have You Tried But Had No Luck With?

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Its simple: What popular lure or color lure have your tried that has not worked for you?

For me I have had zero luck on junebug colored soft plastics and had pretty poor luck with watermelon and green pumpkin. I have also had rotten luck with frogs and spinnerbaits.

I am better off with pumpkinseed and chartreuse worms and just about any shallow and medium crankbaits.

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Had a similar thread to this awhile ago I believe. Mine was and still is a Rapala Rattling Rap. I like rattle baits and I've caught fish on all kinds of them but I don't think I've ever caught a single fish on the Rapala one, even tossing them at schooling whites. I know they work, just not for me.

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I know Rage baits are all the "RAGE" but I have only caught 2 Fish on Rage baits. Both were on a 10" Anaconda. One of the fish was about 7 inches long and the other maybe 13 inches. Im about to get fired up again however and give Rage Craws another try,Ive thrown those and the Space Monkey with nothing. Ive T-Rigged em,Ive "Rage" rigged em with the keel weighted hook,and nothing,but I see the fish BIG O is haulin in and im just dyin to get hooked up. I have gone to BPS and blown almost $100 on assorted Rage products,and it just wasnt happening.I have faith though.

Ive also thrown all kinds of Rattle baits,Excalibur XR50,Rattle Trap,SK Red eye,Cordell Spot...Hauled nothing but water.

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A wacky rigged senko. I try it almost every week and I've never had one bite.

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I also, haven't had as much luck with Senkos as the rest. But that could be that I don't enjoy fishing them as much and therefore haven't given them as much time.

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Spider grub, double hula grub or any twin tail grubs. It's beyond me why,because I do really,really well on the single tail grubs.

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poppers. Just never throw em, so I'll never catch em' on it

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i wonder how many baits have been written off, merely cause they were thrown where there were no fish. i couldn't catch a fish with a chatterbait to save my life

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Jigs. Don't know what I am doing wrong, I cannot catch a fish on a jig. I have caught more carp on jigs than bass. (1 carp, 0 bass...)

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Chatter Baits ;)

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I struggle with the deep diving Dying Flutter. On a serious note I don't have any luck with deep cranking.

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DANCING' EEL

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Jigs. Don't know what I am doing wrong, I cannot catch a fish on a jig. I have caught more carp on jigs than bass. (1 carp, 0 bass...)

x2 minus the carp... I know they work, as I've seen and heard of the success stories, but I have yet to catch a single fish on a jig. I will keep throwin them tho, as I am sure it is my technique that is the issue.

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x2 minus the carp... I know they work, as I've seen and heard of the success stories, but I have yet to catch a single fish on a jig. I will keep throwin them tho, as I am sure it is my technique that is the issue.

Might try this... 1/4 oz green pumpkin jig with Green Pumpkin Trailer (RT for best results) ;) tip claws with Chartreuse JJ's, 15lb floro on a sensitive med or hvy action rod, Cast-Pitch or Flip in any water 6ft or less (Except bathtubs and swimming pools) Fish much slower than you're probably accustomed to, fish just like it is a T rig soft plastic with a very slow and timid scoot, slide or tiny hop PAUSE etc. That will fix it most likely... and then we will celebrate your success with a TOAST ;)

www.ragetail.com

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Jigs, buzz baits, I've only caught 1 on spinnerbaits, t-rig worms, frogs, and since I've picked up fishing again about this time last year only 1 on cranks lmao. I know there is a lot but no luck with them.

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I hate to admit it but I've not had much luck with Senkos. I caught a few fish early on with them but not many. I guess now I just don't use them. Maybe I should try them again.

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Paddle Tail Swimbaits. There are at least 5 other lures I'd throw before a Paddle Tail, but I know they can work.

Ya know, soft bodied swimbaits in general... one tiny bass once, thats it!

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helicopter lure :roflmao1::grin:

I purchased them a few years back that were on clearance along with the "flying lure". We took the flying lure out and caught a 3lb bass righ taway. I never opened the helicopter lures up yet. I have them in two different colors. Heck for a $1 there part of fishing history with Rowland Martin on the package. Someday m,y kids may ebay them. Right now there in my fishing museum.

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I know jigs can be big fish baits.... but I can count the number of fish i've caught on a jig on one hand

NGaHB

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Here's my non producing lures.

Rapala DT10 first series nada, nothin, zipo on all of them. I purchased every color and caught nothing. I just put them back in my tackle box to try them again.

The older Luhr Jensen crankbaits when they were said to be the hot ticket when they were new. Of course i purchased most of the colors too. I'll try these again too.

Guys i find that all this stuff works sooner or later its the conditions and presentations were using. It could also be the baity needs some tweeking so it runs correctly.

Spinnerbaits have to run perfectly straight in order to catch fish. I can spend 30 minutes when i first started tweeking them but they do work awesome. Cranks are the same also if there not working too. Its very important to change colors too. I tried jigs with success on the very first try. I walked and hopped it up a rocky point. With the rocky points the wind direction can vary the side the fish are positioned on. There on the down wind side. Its a learning process everytime i go fishing. Using scent helps too and i wash my hands before i go fishing with BIG Orange too. I'm a mechanic so my hands are oily sometimes even when we can't see it. So wash your hands before going fishing and use scents. Do not use the gas pump when going fishing it can ruin your trip. Gas up before you go and wash your hands after you gas up.

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At the top of the list for me is the Zara Spook. I've thrown them until my arms ached and never got so much as a touch.

The color that I consistently strike out with is baby bass. Never caught anything on a baby bass colored lure.

Add to that bubble-gum colored soft plastics.

Tom

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