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What is the best Texas rig bait for the Midwest

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I would say a Senko type stickbait.  Fish it weightless on the top with a side to side spook action.  Dead stick with a slow wiggle threw the water column.  Weight it with a slow bottom Crawl.  Throw it in open water or the heaviest cover.  Endless ways to present the bait Texas rigged.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, geo g said:

I would say a Senko type stickbait.  Fish it weightless on the top with a side to side spook action.  Dead stick with a slow wiggle threw the water column.  Weight it with a slow bottom Crawl.  Throw it in open water or the heaviest cover.  Endless ways to present the bait Texas rigged.

 

 

I agree, senkos have been working well for me. That wiggle they give off drives the bass crazy. 

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Maannnn.... this is hard.  Why you guys have to be so black and white?! :)

Well, you've got the Texas Rig part right.  That's 80% of it in my opinion.  I don't leave home without a good craw, ribbon-tail worm, beaver, and creature bait to stick on it depending on how I'm fishing.

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A zoom trick worm in cold water... Lizard during the spawn and a ribbon tail worm and baby brush hogfor flipping.

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Ragetail craws, roboworms, or z-man craws seem to work the best for me in Michigan. Everything has its time and place, its best to just experiment and get comfortable with one type of bait like worms or craws and branch out from there.

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  Just use anything . If its soft plastic and can be T-rigged it will  catch a lot of bass .For decades  A six inch plastic worm has been and always will  be one of the top fish catchers . I like Jelly worms but they are hard to find anymore . Zoom trick worms are everywhere .

 

One day last year , I forgot my soft plastics . digging through my tackle I found a bag of black Gizits . I t-rigged them and didnt miss a beat .

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Whatever plastic body you personally think looks good on a texas rig, that's the best one. The reason doesn't matter.

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I fish illinois, wisconsin, indy. I use biospawn pro and plasma tail depending on what the fish tell me they want. I also use Yamamoto senkos. The killer colors I've found for my area in particular is junebug, motor oil, peanut butter and jelly, and black with blue or red flakes. With that said I also use JJs magic when I'm texas rigging worms, either in clear or chatruese. I can't prove scientifically it works, but if you out us in the same boat I can show you. In this area I almost always peg my weights as well. Small conture chanfes, brush, or rock piles seem to make a huge difference between which docks do and do not have feeding fish. If I'm texas rigging one of our many rivers I use rage craws, menace grubs, or biospawn crawsm

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The best bait is the one you have confidence in. I fish in a club in illinois, and some of our best anglers flip tubes a lot. I try tube and always struggle. I stick to my confidence baits.

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