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I have recently become very fond of fishing soft plastics over my "power fishing" lures. I have had good sucess with Zoom Ultravibe speed tails, and 6" lizards in various greenish colors. Before I go buying up every brand/shape/size/color combo I would like some input from some more experenced soft plastic fishermen. I almost always fish shallow (6' or less, no boat) slow presentation, and around vegetation/timber with very little to no weight on spinning tackle though I do have heavy baitcasting tackle and plenty of lead if need be. What are your recomendations?

BTW I fish in South Alabama so there are usualy some pretty decent sized bass hanging around though they are pretty smart and hard to fool.

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These are some of the lures i like to use and caught fish on: Reaction Innovation Sweet Beaver, kinky beaver, and smallie beaver, havoc craw fatty, berkley chigger craw, gary y. kreature, flappin hog, senko, zoom brush hog, strike king rage tail, missile d bomb.

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What are your thoughts on color for clear-lightly stained water?

Pumpkin seed, green pumpkin, and watermelon red are a few of my favorites for clear/light stained water. Junebug and red shad are a couple of colors that have always worked for me in any water clarity. You don't need to get overly complicated IMO when it comes to colors. I've always stuck to the basic rules of light natural colors in clear water and dark colors in darker water and it's always worked for me. Use what you're confident in.

A few of my favorite and best producing plastics

Zoom Trick Worm (Junebug)

Zoom Super Fluke (Baby Bass)

Zoom Baby Brush Hog (Watermelon Seed, Black/Red)

Culprit 7in worm (Red Shad, Pumpkin Seed)

Baby Rage Craws (Bama Craw, Watermelon Red)

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Wacky rigged Senkos.

Trick worms on a Shaky Head rig.

Robo worms or a four-inch finesse worm on a Drop Shot.

Baby Brush Hog when flipping and pitching into bushes.

Clear water - as stated above: watermealon, etc.

Stained water - Junebug and green pumpkin

Dirty water - Black or grape and Junebug

Some bodies of water seem to produce more bites on specific colors. When you find the color that works keep the data to yourself and enjoy the fishing.

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Anything by Rage Tail is a must have. Best plastics on the market IMO.

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Anything by Rage Tail is a must have. Best plastics on the market IMO.

Right now the Menace is on fire. I'm fishing it on a 1/4 oz jighead rigged vertical.

The presentation looks just like a minnow.

I would also suggest the 5" Senko and Fat Ika.

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No matter where I fish, PA, NY and Florida...the one plastic that has worked for me is the Zoom 6" Tequila Sunrise. I can go through everything in my bag, but not matter what.....that Zoom always saves the day.

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Love the zoom trick worms, vibe and flukes. Bitters bait makes similar but different colors. One color on fire for me is junebug chart tip trick worm style. I also like the Strike king KVD coffee perfect plastic finesse worm in mutilator. Which is similar to the tequila mentioned. Pinks/purples and reds do well in my opinion. And bitters makes an awesome bluegill shad color that in addition to baby bass is my other fluke color.

Zoom makes a magnum trick worm when u want a larger profile. Black, junebug or watermelon red.

Another of my favorites is grande bass rattlesnake weightless love trophy hunter or junebug red flake

For top water in addition to the vibe worms, zoom toads are great. I had more success with blk/yllw. Than the natural greens personally.

Like u shore fisherman in shallow water. my typical setup is spinning gear with 8# occasionally use 20# braid. Most of the time I am throwing unweighted plastics.

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Anything by Rage Tail is a must have. Best plastics on the market IMO.

Yeah I have a few of those on my wish list. I like how they got the whole body of the bait moveing rather then just the tail. Looks like they sling as much water on the surfae as a buzz bait.

Any thoughts on the Zoom G Tail, the guy at basspro says people are buyiung those in bulk.

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The Anacondas in the rage tail line have the best action I've seen in any worm. They also make the recon worm which is the anaconda with a ringed body. Yum f2 ribbon tails and grandebass mega tail rattlesnakes are good too.

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Favorite Soft Plastics?

Real simple......Rage!!!

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Brushog and flappin hog

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I have fished all sorts of soft plastics and rarely found one I didnt like. That said heres a few of mine.

Larew Salt Craw

Guido bug

Jelly Worm

Zoom Lizard

Wave Tiki Stick

and I love the discontinued Riverside Top Gun. I bought every pack I could find.

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I love worms more than any bass bait/lure even though I don't fish them as often as I would like to say I do. That being said here are my top 5 plastics not in order.

Rage recon worm

Rage 10” Thumper

Rage menace

Rage craw

Rage lizard

I have many more that I like and use but these are what I have confidence in the most. Colors are simple. GP, black/blue, falcon craw.

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I dont spend a fortune on plastics due to they dont produce any better for me. I use Zoom lizards in 6 and 9", mostly watermelon colors like water/red, water/chart. Zoom ultravibe speed worms are AMAZING! I like those in darker colors, black/red, black/blue. As far as worms go, best producer for me to this day is Culprit, I have just about every color, depending on the water/weather conditions is what I will use. To be honest, I dont fish worms that much. When it comes to jig trailers, Gambler Ugly Otter in blue/black, and Mega Daddy in blue/black, and green, browns. Frogs I like to use BPS Humpin Toads in black, they make the best noise and action. Gambler EZ swimmers are the best producers, in BriteCopper.

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Havoc Boyd Duckett Juice Worms

Yum Dingers

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver

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K i'll play...

1. 5" Tiki-Stick Super Soft Pro

1a. 5" Tiki Stick

2. Rage Shad

3. Roboworms

4. Rage Thumper 10"

5. Zoom Super Fluke

...i'm forgetting 8 or 9.

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Zoom: 8" big dead ringer(red shad), finesse worm,(watermelon red, black, and red shad)4" dead ringer(Watermelon).

R.I. : Sweet and smallie beavers.......Black red flake, fried watermelon, tramp stamp(new color, t's awesome) white trash, smoke red flake, oxblood, and bad shad for the few times a year I fish clearer water.

Edit: I forgot to add a Zoom utail.....Red shad, and on occasion black.......This Is an awesome worm If you need a slender profile with plenty of tail action.

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Netbait paca chunks for me. They have always produced in any color I buy.

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I'm a little surprised...

If you are not fishing Rage Tail, do yourself a favor and give them a try.

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Senkos, flukes, ringworms, finesse worms, hula grubs, pit bosses, and 6" curl tail worms get the most use out of me for plastics. I fish clear to stained water as well, and prefer white, green pumpkin, baby bass, watermelon/white, and watermelon black flake are my main colors. These will all produce in shallow water.

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Zoom 8" mag lizzards in pumpkinseed/black emerald

Berkley 7" & 10" powerworms in black

also 5" senkos in black.

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no plastic that costs under $4.99 per pack will catch a fish - EVER! just kidding.

keep it simple. one pack of craw or creature type plastic for jig trailers and tx or carolina rigging. one pack of ribbon tail style worms. one pack of senko type worms for fishing weightless. one pack of tubes. you're covered without spending a fortune.

zoom is cheap, readily available (usually plenty at your local walmart), and effective. or just buy what's on sale. i don't plan on spending 5 bucks on a pack of plastics ever again. just ain't worth it.

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no plastic that costs under $4.99 per pack will catch a fish - EVER! just kidding.

keep it simple. one pack of craw or creature type plastic for jig trailers and tx or carolina rigging. one pack of ribbon tail style worms. one pack of senko type worms for fishing weightless. one pack of tubes. you're covered without spending a fortune.

zoom is cheap, readily available (usually plenty at your local walmart), and effective. or just buy what's on sale. i don't plan on spending 5 bucks on a pack of plastics ever again. just ain't worth it.

That's the reason I don't fish Rage Tails. Way overpriced, and I catch just as many fish on Netbait products.

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