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What's everyone's favorite rubber worm? I've had a bit of trouble finding anything that works too good in the lily pads, thanks

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I have never found one that didnt work  . I do prefer a six or seven inch worm most of the time . I also use a heavier weight than most . 3/16th or 1/4 .

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I like 8" Recon Worms from Reagetail.

What part of it isn't working pads?

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Favorite color, brand, style, size ?

I prefer a dark purple 7" to 10" long flat paddle tail no rattles. Really can't say a certain brand as long as they make one as described above.

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What's everyone's favorite rubber worm? I've had a bit of trouble finding anything that works too good in the lily pads, thanks

I don't fish them much around pads, but I believe the ribbon tail variety don't come through pads well. A paddle tail might be in order. Or even a Trick Worm. If you look through my posts, you'll see I sing their praises a lot.

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Culprit Fat Max and 10" ribbon tails.

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This part is trivial but say "Soft plastic worm" instead of "rubber worm" .  Now that I got that off my chest, my favorite soft plastic production worm is a tie, it is the 7" Berkley Power Worm and the 5.5" Stanley Sidewinder worm, the Sidewinder is more versatile and the power worm is a fish catcher plain and simple.

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The  Black 10" Berkley Power Worm has been a perennial producer.

 

And more recently, a 7" Watermelon seed Zoom Magnum Trick Worm has been Hot.

 

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What's everyone's favorite rubber worm? I've had a bit of trouble finding anything that works too good in the lily pads, thanks

How do you rig your (soft plastic) worms and what type of tackle are you using?

Tom

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This part is trivial but say "Soft plastic worm" instead of "rubber worm" . Now that I got that off my chest, my favorite soft plastic production worm is a tie, it is the 7" Berkley Power Worm and the 5.5" Stanley Sidewinder worm, the Sidewinder is more versatile and the power worm is a fish catcher plain and simple.

This is where we disagree, Smalljaw. MAD props to the angler who still refers to his soft baits as rubber baits. It's a term I use in tournaments all the time and honestly, is the only reason I'm replying to this thread. But it's all good, Jaw. You're still my homie.

My favorite would have to be the rubber jerkbait or rubber stick bait. I'm a big believer in bigger fish being generally weary of all the insanity of the baits thrown at them on a daily basis, so I think a bait that puts off very little disturbance gets me bit more and by better quality fish. The rubber jerkbait imitates a dying shad without putting off a bunch of vibration and I fish them very subtly. The rubber senkos, that's a no brainier. They shimmy a bit on the fall and absolutely slay bass. They also work extremely well used in the fashion that Mr. Yamamoto originally designed it for......to be fished like a jerkbait and then sink on the a pause like a dying shad.

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What's everyone's favorite rubber worm? I've had a bit of trouble finding anything that works too good in the lily pads, thanks

is your issue that the action doesn't look so good or you're getting caught up? and do you fish a worm weightless or with a worm weight?

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Black with blue havoc juice worm (curly tail) with weighted springlock hook 3/0 3/16oz

Culprit curly tail fire and ice color

UV Tightlines black blue Venko 

 

Honestly tough if its weeds or pads im throwing a frog or Livetarget mouse 95% of the time

GOOD LUCK!!!

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For me it's a honey candy Rage Cut R first...

Mike

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Smaller worms I like roboworms, mid size I like to use zoom and banglures, big worms are manns

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Net bait finesse and slim shake worms. Both catch fish and are dirt cheap.

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How do you rig your (soft plastic) worms and what type of tackle are you using?

Tom

normally weightless Texas rig, with a medium action rod, spinning reel

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For brands I'm not picky I shop around until I find the style of soft plastic I'm looking for at the best price per quantity.

I've never really had a problem with lily pads or grass that using another type/brand of soft plastic would solve.

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Either a Zoom finesse worm in black grape, or an 8" Mann's jellyworm in grape.

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I really like just a basic trick worm for an all around worm. Ive started to use ring worms for lake fork lures and I like those too. In the pads weightless it is going to be hard to beat a senko... If you're not stuck on a worm try a creature bait. They work good weightless in the pads and the strikes are so cool to see.

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I like a 6" stright tail. Greens, Browns, purples, and black. For your purposes you might want to try a weightless, weedless stik bait. With out the bullet weight, this is about the most weightless rig I have found. If you need to get down deep, try a punch rig with a heavier size weight. 1/2 -1 oz. should do the trick.

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normally weightless Texas rig, with a medium action rod, spinning reel

Your tackle limits where and how you can present worms to bass and effectively get a good hook set and control bass in cover. You mention the line size, more than likely 10# test mono or less, could be braid?

Lilly pads usually grow in shallow water, less than 5'deep with mucky bottom so a heavy weight isn't needed and not appropriate with your tackle. I would recommend targeting open water pockets, edges and isolated pads using a 3/0 light to medium wire worm hook weedless or a 1/0 weedless waky hook mojo rigged and 6" to 7" trick worm with either no weight or up to 1/8 oz slinging or Mojo tubular weight mojo rigged.

Tom

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normally weightless Texas rig, with a medium action rod, spinning reel

 

Oh shoot! I missed the first time through. Scratch that punch rig presentation. You would need much more stouter gear. The weightless, weedless stik bait should still work fine though, although if you plan to continue to fish heavy cover you might want to invest in a heavier set up at some point.

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 Zoom products.... The bait I've been throwing a lot since last year Is a Zoom magnum finesse worms In various colors depending on the visibility.

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