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How do I know what I should throw on my texas rigs? When would I want to throw a craw over a worm or lizard over a craw?

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I throw a lizard only in the spring around spawning time. I throw a craw most of the time otherwise weather it be trigged or on a jig. I hardly fish a worm anymore trigged except a big dark colored worm at night or a finesse worm on a drop shot.

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Worms i throw all year on t rig. Lizards i throw on the nests during spawn and the bass have a reaction bite. I throw craws in muddy conditions and work them against the bottom.

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Don't be fooled you can throw a lizard any time of year. In the winter they can be effective(EDIT: here in Jacksonville during the winter).

 

I tend to pick on the size of bait and retrieve. Big and slow I go 10" worm.

Medium sized with a drag or slow swim go with a smaller 7" worm or Lizard

A small bait with a hop, drag or or looking for a strike on the fall, creature/craw or small stick or finesse worm

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I always fish worms. Sometimes I have fairly good luck with a craw, but not enough to say that I'm confident using them. I've never caught a fish on a lizard though.

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You can use Lizards all the year long are really effective!

 

David

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Good thread.  I have been t-rigging a lot lately myself.  I caught my first bass on a lizard a 2 weeks ago.  I never know when the best times are, but i try it out anyways.

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Texas rigs are my number 1 confidence bait.

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I throw a crawler all year round, always texas rigged except i use split shots for weights. Just tested out the fake lizard/gecko for the first time today and I got nice results.

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I like to throw craws when the bottom is rocky or when I see dead craws on shore or in the water.

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I've really only used a craw during the spawn. I guess I should start throwing them more often.

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I only throw senkos.  I've never seen a craw in any lake.  They may be there but I've never seen one.

 

I haven't thrown a lizard in 15 years.  I could not get it to swim upright so I quit messing with it.

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I only throw senkos.  I've never seen a craw in any lake.  They may be there but I've never seen one.

 

I haven't thrown a lizard in 15 years.  I could not get it to swim upright so I quit messing with it.

 

The ponds I fish does not have any craws and although I havent caught one on a craw yet, a guy that is always there kills it t-rigging it.

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Or you could throw a senko anytime!

I can't catch quality fish on senkos. Only quantity.

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Tx riggs are generally fished on the bottom.   Craw, Lizard, worm, whatever, it don't matter that much, when you are fishing a tx rig, you are trying to imitate something that lurks on the bottom.  So just pick one, it don't matter, and fish it for a while, should it not work, pick something else.  Don't over think it.

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KY lake, I ALWAYS have a craw or craw like creature t-rigged and on the deck ready to go. My number 1 confidence bait. You don’t see them super often but there’s craws all in the lake. Not that I think it really matters that much. 

 

Senkos I pretty much only fish wacky/neko anymore. 

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All 3 all year long 😉

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#gotmeagain

 

No disrespect to the revivor, but would love to see threads over 5 yrs automatically locked. Some of us with limited time, need every minute we have 😆😆😆

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On 7/11/2013 at 5:10 PM, Fishes in trees said:

Tx riggs are generally fished on the bottom.   Craw, Lizard, worm, whatever, it don't matter that much, when you are fishing a tx rig, you are trying to imitate something that lurks on the bottom.  So just pick one, it don't matter, and fish it for a while, should it not work, pick something else.  Don't over think it.

Agreed.  Most topics on this site get way too far in the weeds.  Pun intended.  We're just bass fishing.  It's not as scientific as bait manufacturers and their endorsers will have you believe.

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54 minutes ago, NHBull said:

#gotmeagain

 

No disrespect to the revivor, but would love to see threads over 5 yrs automatically locked. Some of us with limited time, need every minute we have 😆😆😆

Absolutely!  Since bass behavior changes dramatically every four years, there's no reason we should be forced to read old info!

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2 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Absolutely!  Since bass behavior changes dramatically every four years, there's no reason we should be forced to read old info!

LMAO! No wonder my Paca craws and rage toads aren't working. Thanks for the heads up, see you in 2022.... :) 

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Throw all 3 each time you go out. Chances are, if you give each one adequate time, you'll catch on all 3. No matter what time of year it is. Just remember in super hot and super cold water fish them slow. If you think you're fishing them slow enough, slow down some more. Temps in the warm and luke warm range you can fish them faster, just don't fish them too fast. You want them to look as natural as possible to the fish. 😎

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