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Your First Plastic Worm Fish........

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Do y'all remember your first plastic worm fish? 

 

I do like It was yesterday. It was on a Bill Norman Snatrix many years ago..........

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My first was on a wacky rigged berkley trick worm. I didn't really know what I was doing and just hung on. This was only a couple years ago, but looking back on it may as well be another life...I've learned so much and caught so many fish starting from just that one.

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Culprit 6" red shad...............back in the mid 80's. I don't think it was much more than a 12-14" fish but to a 12 year old it was huge.

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My first was on an original Creme worm.  I had no idea how to work it back, so I just reeled it in slowly.  That worm was pre-rigged.  The first fish I caught on a T-rigged worm was on a Mann's Jelly Worm.  Still use them in the BIG size.

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I remember buying the original creme worms when I was 12yo.

This would be the early 60's. If I remember correctly some of them were rigged with hooks and props too. I can't remember back that far if we caught fish with them or not. I do remember buying that comic book scam for the 50 fishing items for $4.95.

Mine came with a yellow sonic with the lighten strike on the side. I tossed it in the springtime and caught my first bass on a lure. But fishing with worms back then I have brain fade. I do remember using a split shot rig from a boat on a lake here in 1973. I caught a bass from the weeds fishing it very slow. I think the plastic worms being offered by then exploded we had black, natural and purple colors too. Kidding I think the different plastic worms took off soon after. But the plastic worm is still the number #1 bait for bass even today.

There was a time when I stopped fishing for a while. Then my brother in law asked me to go. We were fishing a drop off on a man made lake. I put on the '73 split shot rigged worm and nailed a 4lb bass on my second cast. I felt a tap on the first cast so I went slower on the second cast. I still didn't get the message to go bass fishing more. I was doing the trout springtime fishing only. Funny every time I went bass fishing I caught bass but never got interested in it. I think I got heavy into bass fishing around the late '80's. I do not waste my time trout fishing once I started catching the bigger hogs. There's no feeling like fighting a hog.

I may go back trout fishing to feed my abandoned kittens.

Thanks for the post on plastic worms, you jogged my memories.

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I was using a 7" red shad power worm.

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For the life of me, I can't remember. And it's almost all I fish, soft plastic worms, that is.

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1994 In late spring caught her on a zoom u tale worm 6" in pumpkinseed chartreuse she was maybe a pound but i was only 4 and i was elated

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my dad bought me a zebco rod and reel combo when i was much younger, it came with a little tackle box and had a purple curly tail worm along with other lures. i used it to land a decent bass

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Mine was when I was 8 on a purple blue flake worm I got in my brand new Shakespeare R2F spincast combo, I thought that it was the coolest rod that any one ever had. I was ready to be the next Bass Master with that combo. The funny thing was that I had no idea what I was doing. I just cast out and swam it back. I still have that combo in my dad's garage and the worm is in my nightstand drawer. The bass couldn't have been much bigger than like 10' but to an 8 year it was wall hanger size.

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My first was on an original Creme worm.  I had no idea how to work it back, so I just reeled it in slowly.  That worm was pre-rigged.  The first fish I caught on a T-rigged worm was on a Mann's Jelly Worm.  Still use them in the BIG size.

 

^^^^^^

This is me too.

 

 I started fishing that natural colored job with the beads & little prop on the front. 

 

A-Jay

 

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6" purple body with pink ribbon tail. My grandpa threw that all the time. No idea what brand it was.

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My first was on an original Creme worm.  I had no idea how to work it back, so I just reeled it in slowly.  That worm was pre-rigged.  The first fish I caught on a T-rigged worm was on a Mann's Jelly Worm.  Still use them in the BIG size.

 

 

That sir sounds very familiar. Especially the creme pre-rigged worm.

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I dont mine but do when i taught wife and one of the kids. Awesome seeing their face when they get that first worm fish. Its still my goto bait,i love that "tap" its kept me hooked !!!

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Culprit worm in some shade of purple. That was the start of it all!

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A texas rigged black senko, and hooked into my first real bass. I still think it was my biggest smallmouth...

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Berkley 6' black/blue power worm fished on nite catfish trip...got 3 bass and became Bass fisherman ever since

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Cool memories, Back in the early 80's I used a Mann's black jelly worm. I still remember the smell. I know I did not catch anything, but it was the first time my Dad (who does not like to fish by the way) took me fresh water fishing. Little did he know, that that trip was what got me hooked on fishing. Thank You for the thread. Whitwolf.

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Mine was a Pearl Slug-O, weightless. Caught my first 5+lb bass, and I was hooked!

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I don't remember the worm or the fish, but what I do remember is I had thrown it out of the back of my dads boat, and I was "trolling" it as he was fishing up front.  I yelled I had one on and he though I was hung again.........  Sometime around 1988ish.

 

Jeff

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Yep, a 2 pounder on a 7 inch Purple GillRaker in about 2 ft of water...1st and last!

Got plenty of plastic worms...just don't have plenty of patience!

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Creme Little Scoundrel was the first plastic worm I can remember catching fish on. First bass on a T-rig was on a Mann's Augertail under a dock. I can still remember seeing the line twitch and move off after the initial fall. 

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