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Any fall fishing tips with rubber worms? fall is here in cape cod,  gonna fish in th early am,  cooling down will the fish go deeper?

 

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In early fall, you'll normally see baitfish in the upper water column. A two step approach can put you into some fish. Target the upper water column with cranks and spinners and go deeper with your soft plastic presentation.  A falling bait is where I'd start and to be honest, it wouldn't be a worm.  If you're limited to just using a worm, I would suggest using it as a jig trailer and hopping it up high off the bottom and letting it fall on a fairly tight line. 

Isolated cover on some sort of structure will still hold fish, so don't discount it. Fish it the same as you would during the summer. Pick your presentation based on the type of cover.

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Fall , i catch bass both deep and shallow . The back of creeks will be more productive than in the dog days of summer but dont forget about those main lake points and plastic worms are deadly all year .

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Consider using a 4" senko or similar style worm.  I have more and better hook ups with the shorter worm.  I use a 3/0 EWG hook t rigged weightless in shallow water with good success.

Best of luck to you.

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Where you buy rubber worms?

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WRB I was wondering the same thing. I guess I'll try Google

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On 9/16/2016 at 8:05 PM, Fisher Guy said:

Any fall fishing tips with rubber worms? 

 

Quit using rubber worms, plastic is softer, flexible, & comes in more colors!

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I used to use the term Rubber Worm all the time, I laughed when I read your question because I have a friend who I used to fish with a long time ago and when I run into him, he always says "You still catching Bass on the Culprit Rubber Worms" Essentially they are still Rubber, PVC all the same I guess.

I still think the 2 best worms are either a Senko weightless, or a Culprit ribbon tail or Berkley Power worm. I also like to use the Zoom Ultravibe Speed worms over weeds or instead of using a buzz bait to cover water..You can do so much with it and the price of Zoom worms is really good. Speed worms are good for every type of rig to be honest. Trick worms are super Popular because they work, and of course the senko..

Check out TW and click on Top selling baits....The variety today is insane, for fall you may like using a swimbait instead, Yum has a new one out called the Pulse that is priced well and works great, same with the Havoc Grass Pig....Havoc is a good line of baits or the price, easy to find etc...

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Plastisol isn't a rubber elastomer it's plastic. I have a friend who also calls soft plastic worms rubber and couldn't help making a tongue in cheek question. Nick Creme was the first to come up soft plastic worms, before that they were made from rubber.

Not sure what ZMan is using, maybe  a plastic or elastomer blend?

Tom

 

 

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I've been using Havoc purple ribbon tail worms with a 1/4 bullet weight and doing well so far. I pitch them to shallow cover, laydowns mostly, that seems to be where mine are at

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On 9/17/2016 at 6:50 PM, WRB said:

Where you buy rubber worms?

From the rubber worm company! Where else?

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They may be hard to find, but not nearly as hard as worm rubbers. ??

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Yup, A purple Worm is kind of a can't miss color & not as popular as it once was. I guess Grape and Junebug are pretty much the same.

Interesting info about PVC/Plastisol being different than Rubber. I need to hit Wikipedia to figure out how they make the Elaztach stuff.

I know Nick Creme was the first guy to Produce Soft worms in bulk, but wasn't the term "Rubber Worm" used by TV Angler's like Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance, Or Roland Martin? I can hear one of them saying it but not sure who. I think when I was young we called the Manns' Jelly Worm a Rubber worm, and others Plastic worms, not sure why. Maybe I was the only one?

I used to buy those Creme Pre-Rigged Worms with Props,the Midget Crawler when I was a kid and I think they were only .50 and I remember riding my bike to buy as many packs as I could, and I used to clean up in the ponds on those things. 

Then I remember buying the first Scent Infused soft bait which was called a Chum'n Minnow? It was kind of a beetle Spin with a sassy shad that reaked and was actually good but once Powerbait released the Power Worms, I tried to stick with Culprit, but I saw the difference and it was a game changer at that time for worm fishing. Now all baits are salt Infused like the Larew, which I think is also used as a scent? I don't remember having any good scent to buy back then.....

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As a kid I grew up with a Grape Manns' Jelly Worm as my only artificial worm I could get. Living out in the sticks and being a kid all I could buy from was the only local country store and this was the only worm sold. I caught fish year round with them. Still today a Grape Manns' Jelly Worm is one of my all time great worms to fish any time of the year. 

 

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7 hours ago, Fisher Guy said:

i guess my worms are plastic.  i just call them rubber

Don't take it to heart lots of bass anglers refer to soft plastic as rubber worms.

Being located up in Main you don't have shad so disregard suggestions to fish creek arms.

Your lakes the bass are either Smallmouth or largemouth and they behave differently.

LMB, where you live, tend to be aquatic vegetation oriented fish, SMB are more rock oriented, both are crawdad eaters. As the aquatic plant growth starts to turn brown, the LMB move into green growth before moving deeper. Try to locate green growth where there is rocky structure.

Tom

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