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Haven't used one of these in at least 25 years or so.. When I lived in Charlotte when I first started fishing, that's all that I would use. texas rigged.. Anyone use them? If so whats the best color you had the best luck on?

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Whaddya think ?

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Texas rigged 7.5 Culprit Ribbontail Black Shad

But of course I like Red Shad, Tequila Shad, Green Shad, Purple Shad and Fire n´Ice too. ;) 

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3 minutes ago, Raul said:

Whaddya think ?

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Texas rigged 7.5 Culprit Ribbontail Black Shad

But of course I like Red Shad, Tequila Shad, Green Shad, Purple Shad and Fire n´Ice too. ;) 

Thanks Raul... What size hook you use with the 7.5? 4/0.. Its been forever since I used texas rigged plastic worms... Ever since I started fishing senkos...

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10 minutes ago, LastCastChris said:

Thanks Raul... What size hook you use with the 7.5? 4/0.. Its been forever since I used texas rigged plastic worms... Ever since I started fishing senkos...

When I took that pic I was using pretty much the last TruTurn hook I had left ( which got lost like 30 min later when I hung up in rock pile ), I switched many years ago to a 5/0 Owner J hook.

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14 minutes ago, Raul said:

When I took that pic I was using pretty much the last TruTurn hook I had left ( which got lost like 30 min later when I hung up in rock pile ), I switched many years ago to a 5/0 Owner J hook.

Sweet. Thanks for the response man...

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7 minutes ago, LastCastChris said:

What size bullet weight do you usually go with?

1/4 to 3/8 oz most of the time, if it´s windy then I can go up to 1/2 or even 3/4 oz, if I want a slower fall 1/16 -1/8 oz.

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I use the red shad in stained water,black shad. Or motor oil in clear water,moccasin in tannic water and tequila in dusk or dawn.I use a 1 or 2/0 wide Angle hook and as little weight as poss.

Caught 2 of my 10 biggest fish on the 7.5.I think one on black shad and one on red.

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I like the black shad, especially under low light conditions. Depending on the wind and water depth, I'll use anywhere from 1/8oz. to 4/8oz.  With a 3/0 EWG. 

They are also a great choice for C-rigging and if I recall correctly, they are also available in a 10in. version

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Not anymore but I used to fish their curly tail worms. No complaints about them. 

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fire and ice, red shad, and crawdad (brown w/gold belly) are my favorite Culprit worms. the late Bryan Kerchal won a BMC on High Rock Lake throwing the red shad. 

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Man, that red shad was my favorite bait nearly everywhere I fished back then.I won a tournament fishing with them in the 80s

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I got tons and tons of culprit worms.  Try the Fat Max.  I got about every color they make but I always seem to go back to a pumpkin seed fat max with the tail dipped in Spike it.  I've had good luck rigging them on a VMC Drop Dead hook.

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Grape shad has been real good to me in the waters around here.

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Haven't used them in forever but I know I still have some 7.5" black and fire and ice somewhere. 3/0 EWG and a 1/8-1/4 ounce bullet weight gets it done for me. 

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Usually red shad for me in both 7.5" and 10" lengths. Usually a 3/0 or 4/0 EWG with 3/16 to 3/8 oz weight.

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On 5/27/2016 at 10:48 AM, LastCastChris said:

Haven't used one of these in at least 25 years or so.. When I lived in Charlotte when I first started fishing, that's all that I would use. texas rigged.. Anyone use them? If so whats the best color you had the best luck on?

When I first started bass fishing I only had two rods and two baits: A 6" plastic worm and a Rebel Deep Wee R. If they weren't doing that, I was fishing for catfish or swimming. But they usually were biting one of these two if I could fish the fish. I picked up on the spinnerbait later and had the middle layer of water covered.

I had switched from worm to T-rigged craw the last couple years and caught some better quality fish on it. But yesterday I ran out of Chigger Craws and put a ribbon tail worm on and caught 2 with it.

17 hours ago, 2tall79 said:

Grape shad has been real good to me in the waters around here.

Me too. So good I stopped wasting money on other colors. But the place I fish most now they seem to prefer black/blue. I guess that's due to water stain. I have tried to lighten up but never get bites.

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Although I haven't fished a worm in a few years when I didn't it was red shad, green shad, tequila sunrise.

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When my grandpa past. He left behind all his tackle . There is a soft Plano bag with 4 cases inside it. All stuffed with culprit worms. Every color you could think of. He would take me and my brother fishing and almost always used one from the bank. He bought me two packs as a stocking stuffer one year. And told me these are my two favorite colors . Red shad, Nd tequila. 

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