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Hey! Looking to get into lizards. I'd like to know: What would make you pick up a lizard rather than a worm? Do you fish them the same?

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I fish lizards exclusively on a short leader, lightly weighted C-rig. The action is virtually all in the tail.

The presentation is a slow crawl. I particularly like the Rage Tail Lizard. The patented ridge gives

this bait a unique shimmy as it moves through grass and over rocks. I don't know what a worm or

Senko actually represents to a fish other than just "something to eat", but the Rage Lizard looks like

a live creature.

 

 

 

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if the fish are bedding down, that lizard will really shine. 

i personally don't throw them much, but some guys i fish with prefer them over worms during the pre thru post spawn periods.

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I also really only fish lizards in the colder months around the spawn. My favorite method (by far) is weightless. I only use the 8" Zoom lizard, great bait that's easily cast with casting gear. I also keep my colors simple, it's either green pumpkin, watermelon, or pumpkin. Obviously I use these in shallow water around any type of cover I can find. Grass, boat houses/docks, wood, rocks, seawalls, where ever I think a bass may set up to spawn.      

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I use lizards all though the season Carolina and texas rigs. I dont have a favorite brand  . I luse lots of colors. I won eight dollars one year with electric blue fished on texas rigs. 

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I use lizards all though the season Carolina and texas rigs. I dont have a favorite brand  . I luse lots of colors. I won eight dollars one year with electric blue fished on texas rigs. 

 

:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

 

lol did you mean 80?

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:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

 

lol did you mean 80?

LOl, no I meant eight thousand . What a typo. 

 

I didnt even win 8 dollars the last year I fished tournaments .

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I fish them either T-Rigged or C-Rigged.  They work great when fish are just plain angry or on beds but really I have caught fish with them almost anytime. Any dark color works for me.  I prefer the Zoom Lizards.  I have tried other brands but these work the best. 

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I like to fish worms when Im in tight to the bank with light grass. I throw the lizard into land and work it back to the boat

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I use the yum salleemander and fish in the spring in the spawning grounds and I'll rig it on either a texas rig or a weighted swimbait hook.  It's got real neat swimbait like paddle tail on it It and seems to catch fewer numbers but larger fish than my other plastic presentaions. 

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What size hooks do you guys use?? And what type? EWG or just plain 'old worm hooks?

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I don't see enough difference between a lizard and a brush hog style bait to warrant carrying both, and the brush hog wins out hands down. I do use them pond fishing in the spring fairly often though, at least until I use up the ones I have. 

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Light Rage Rig = Violent Strikes ;)

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Weightless, C-rigged, or Rage-rigged, but ALWAYS a Rage Lizard! 

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Weightless, C-rigged, or Rage-rigged, but ALWAYS a Rage Lizard! 

 

How much different can a lizard be from company to company?

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Back in the 70's and early 80's we  were taught that plastic worms were for quantity {6 inch worms larger worms were for lunkers] , jig and pigs quality and Lizards were used for spawning bass . I started fishing Lizards year round because    I figured they bridged the gap.  I proved to myself that I was right until  lizards and Craws caught on nationwide . Now days I find it   a lot harder to stay ahead of the pack.  

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What size hooks do you guys use?? And what type? EWG or just plain 'old worm hooks?

I use an EWG. I use O'Shaughnessy bends for ribbon tails, and straight shank for flipping.

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How much different can a lizard be from company to company?

You'd be surprised.... Plastic softness, which affects durability and action, shapes, tails... My personal preference are the Yum Salamanders w/the boot tail.

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How much different can a lizard be from company to company?

Fish one & see ;)

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How much different can a lizard be from company to company?

That's a pretty ridiculous question, kinda like how can two squarebill crank baits be any different from company to company, but your answer, is night and day. I use the Rage version, because it has the most action throughout the entire bait than any other. Add to that, the quality in the bait, and in the packaging, ensures I get a perfect bait every time I reach for one. 

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I don't see enough difference between a lizard and a brush hog style bait to warrant carrying both, and the brush hog wins out hands down. I do use them pond fishing in the spring fairly often though, at least until I use up the ones I have.

I agree with this very strongly.

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I agree with this very strongly.

I don't necessarily. They are similar in situations, and by using a brush hog, you can imitate a lizard, but I find the brush hog to be slightly more compact. While not necessarily the most compact bait, but the brush hog is designed as a flipping/pitching creature bait.. I would not usually use them the same way... IMO 

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That's a pretty ridiculous question, kinda like how can two squarebill crank baits be any different from company to company, but your answer, is night and day. I use the Rage version, because it has the most action throughout the entire bait than any other. Add to that, the quality in the bait, and in the packaging, ensures I get a perfect bait every time I reach for one. 

 

Slow down.....there's a very big difference between hard bait companies and soft plastic companies. Sure, sqaurebills and cranks are very different. Sure, soft plastics are different, but I really don't see enough difference between different companies (of anything, for that matter) to only stick with their product. I mean, how many lizard/worm/senko variations can there be? The real difference these days is scent. 

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^ I strongly disagree.  Sorry.  Action and sink rates vary widely.  Never clearer to me than after I started testing plastics myself in a fish tank.

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Slow down.....there's a very big difference between hard bait companies and soft plastic companies. Sure, sqaurebills and cranks are very different. Sure, soft plastics are different, but I really don't see enough difference between different companies (of anything, for that matter) to only stick with their product. I mean, how many lizard/worm/senko variations can there be? The real difference these days is scent.

Have you seen a Rage Tail Lizard?

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