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I am fishing zoom trick worms. It keeps getting snagged even when the hook point is buried in the plastic. I am going throught almost 15 worms a day. What could I do different that could solve the problem? I was not even using a heavy jighead. Also, what is everybody's favorite color of trick worms and soft plastics in general?

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If your fishing around rocks keeps the shakey head moving don't let it sit it will fall into holes and get snagged

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If you getting snagged on rocks, follow what Dreamertino said or use a jig head for rocks and rip-rap. if you are getting grass on your hook, try not pushing the hook all the way through the plastic when rigging it.

 

Colors I like for zoom worms are Watermelon magic for clear water or any watermelon variation.

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You can find football or wedge shaped shakey head jigs that work better in rocks than regular round heads.  I like the Chompers ones, but there are others that work also.

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I agree with Dreamertino.  Also when you move the shaky head do not move the rod to the side.  If you do typically it lodges the head into the rocks.

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If you ain´t getting snagged then you ain´t feeshin where they are.

 

There ain´t no snagless shakeyheads, they haven´t been invented yet.

 

If you fish rocks try a football shaped head, will snag less. 

 

Shake the rod tip, don´t drag the bait, don´t shake sideways, it´s not infalible but it reduces the snagging.

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Lighter heads don't seem to hang up as bad if you have patience.

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Are the worms getting pulled off the jig head when you get snagged, or are you loosing the entire set up and what are you getting snagged on?

If weeds are the culprit and not rocks, I'd suggest a lighter jig head at won't penetrate deep into the weeds. If it's wood, as with rocks, a different style jig head will help reduce losses.

As for color, pumpkin and watermellon are good standbys for clear to lightly stained water and PBJ or black neon in more stained water.

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Are the worms getting pulled off the jig head when you get snagged, or are you loosing the entire set up and what are you getting snagged on?

If weeds are the culprit and not rocks, I'd suggest a lighter jig head at won't penetrate deep into the weeds. If it's wood, as with rocks, a different style jig head will help reduce losses.

As for color, pumpkin and watermellon are good standbys for clear to lightly stained water and PBJ or black neon in more stained water.

I am getting caught on brush and wood. When I get it back the worm is all balled around the hook. Sometimes the tail is ripped off.

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Shakyheads aren't a good option around very heavy brush imo. If you're fishing from a boat then shorter cast should allow you to lift the bait more and keep it from wedging in the rocks. Loosing hooks and worms is part of fishing shakyheads. I've gone through 10-15 heads and 2-3 bags of worms in a single outing when I'm fishing them all day. 

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Patience is the biggest key. I throw shakeys in tree tops all day long on light line and loose a few from time to time. Fish a sensitive line and sensitive rod and you should be able to eliminate a lot of your losses around wood and timber. You need to be able to determine when your shakey is against a limb and be able to finess it over and thru the limbs. A gentle shake usually frees the jighead. Don't get impatient and just try to rip it, if you feel the resistance of the branch and a gentle shake doesn't get the bait thru, let the jighead drop a couple inches and try to pop it around the obstruction!

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When I'm fishing from the bank and get hung I tighten up the line, and slowly raise the rod tip up over my head.  Most times this will bring the bait up over the snag if it is a tree or a limb. 

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