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Which of the floating worms is best for shakey head fishing? I have the Owner shakey head hooks but am wondering which worm/craw would do best on them.

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Try something made from elaztech.

 

However, if you've got good shaky heads, I've never thought I needed a floating worm.  Do a bathtub/bucket test with the heads and worms you have.  You may be surprised at the action you get from even salty worms.

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I'd experiment and see what works best for you. I use everything from 4 inch straight tail finesse worms to 10 inch ribbon tails to craws, creatures, and I've even caught fish on lizards and flukes on shakyheads.  My favorite is the whopper baits boxing craw

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Z-man finesse wormz, but the trick worm is also an awesome shaky head bait.

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I like trick and finesse worms on the shaky head a lot. My favorite bait on the shaky head though is the 7" Rage Tail Thumper... That tail going on the fall is like magic.

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The "Original" Trick Worm will float better - it has no salt added. For this time of year in the heat, I like to throw the Xcite Baits Maximus on a big shakey head.

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Try the Reins bubbling shaker. It's bouyant and the ribbed rings trap air causing it to rise / float. Not the most durable worm, but most really good producers aren't. I've had good success with it. Give it a try - 

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Floating worms are not a must for shakeyheading, but Zoom´s "Better Than Salt" ( must say that on the label ) Trickworms are floating, Mann´s Augertail Worm also floats, so do Culprit´s 6 and 7.5 Ribbontail Worm.

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it's not a worm, but it's mean on a shakeyhead and that's the damiki air craw

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Zoom Trick/Finesse worms and never look back.....

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+1 on the Reins Bubbling Shaker. Great dropshot bait too.

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zoom trick worms and 7inch roboworms

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Roboworms, and Berkley Shake Power Worms are what I like.

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Zoom 4" dead ringer, Reaction Innovations smallie beaver, and Custom Lures Unlimited Danny Joe Humphry's original floating worm. 

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17 hours ago, Senko lover said:

Zoom Trick/Finesse worms and never look back.....

Does it make a difference between the finesse or the trick worm? Is there a difference in salt content?

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They're the same plastic, just different shapes.  They do not float.

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Hmmm...if they don't float I would think there would be other better options for a shaky head presentation.

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10 minutes ago, Brett's_daddy said:

Hmmm...if they don't float I would think there would be other better options for a shaky head presentation.

That would only apply if you believe that a floating worm is somehow better than a non-floating worm for that presentation - I personally don't.

-T9

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Exactly - a floating worm isn't always necessary for a shaky head.

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40 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

That would only apply if you believe that a floating worm is somehow better than a non-floating worm for that presentation - I personally don't.

I thought you wanted the bait to stick relatively straight up (or at a 45 degree angle) on a shaky head hook to imitate a feeding bait fish or something like that?

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What is a shaky head? A shaky head is basically a jig head with a straight tail worm on it. That's basically what we have right there. That's a standard shaky head.

From the video:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/shaky-head-tips.html

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

They're the same plastic, just different shapes.  They do not float.

??? My trick worms float

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1 hour ago, Brett's_daddy said:

I thought you wanted the bait to stick relatively straight up (or at a 45 degree angle) on a shaky head hook to imitate a feeding bait fish or something like that?

Maybe if you fish a shaky head that slow - I don't. I fish my shaky head similar to my Ned rig, basically swimming slightly off bottom much of the time with occasional bottom contact/rest to make sure my bait stays in proper position. Floating plastic bodies and standing up sounds great and looks good in videos, but much of the time the fish could care less. Likely only makes a difference if you are deadsticking a bait at length.

-T9 

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36 minutes ago, Ray K said:

??? My trick worms float

Put them in a bucket of water.  They sink.

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Don't get hung up on or limit yourself to just fishing a worm on a shaky head. I've had a lot of luck using a Keitech crazy flapper. I'm not sure you can fish one of these wrong. If the shaky head isn't producing you can swim it, jig it, fish it weightless, the possibilities are endless. 

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