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I was going through a lot of old tackle i had and found a lot of these things in the link and really have no idea what they are for. they seem a little small for bass. I have a lot of larger hook jig heads too that seem to go with the rubbers. I also found this little bug thing too and its got pretty small treble hooks so maybe bluegill and crappie?

 

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Depending on the size, the grubs can be used for about anything. The 1-2 inch ones are mainly panfish, while the 3-5 inch versions are popular for bass and walleye.

 

The little Rebel Wee Craw is actually a great ultralight bass lure but it catches about everything. You have to fish it on light line (4-6lb), or it won't run right though. 

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1 minute ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Depending on the size, the grubs can be used for about anything. The 1-2 inch ones are mainly panfish, while the 3-5 inch versions are popular for bass and walleye.

 

The little Rebel Wee Craw is actually a great ultralight bass lure but it catches about everything. You have to fish it on light line (4-6lb), or it won't run right though. 

those very tiny treble hooks will catch bass? I have an ugly stick ultralight with like 6lbs line i was wondering what i was going to use it for and now i know. LOL.

 

The grubs are about 1.5inches and kind of fat. I have black and white along with black and white jig heads. How would you fish these for all the above from the shore?

I also just found one of these too. more panfish stuff?

 

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Yes, those tiny hooks will hold bass and much larger fish if fought properly, just like a tiny trout fly can land a huge trout if done correctly.

 

Grubs are usually fished with a slow, steady retrieve, or hopped along the bottom.

The one with the jig spinner arm is a good panfish bait as well but will catch plenty of bass too. That's one of my favorite baits to toss when I'm out fishing for whatever will bite. 

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I used to be a snob when it came to lure size, sticking my nose up at smaller baits.  But, a fee years ago I was fishing with a buddy who primarily bream fishes.  He was using a little beatlespin, like the one in the picture, and catching a bream on one cast, and a bass on the next.  After I had thrown everything in my box, I finally sucked it up, swallowed my pride, and borrowed one.  A few minutes later I landed a bass over seven pounds on it.  That was, by far, the biggest fish we caught.  But, it made me a believer.  There is a time and place for bity baits!

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Bass lures are like hunting ammo you never can totally discount anything, especially by looks.

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Those are staple smallmouth baits. 

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I caught an awful lot of smalies on the jig and twister in my day. You can swim them along or just hop it along the bottom. Largemouth bass will eat them up too.

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I've hooked into a 3lb bass jigging for panfish with a 3/4 " grub on a 1/16th jighead. 

 

They are opportunists ! 

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I landed my first bass on artificial bait and it was a 1 1/2" chartreuse curly tail grub. 

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Grubs are fantastic baits, and I personally think largely under appreciated and overlooked.  While they may not be as effective for largemouth, they are killers for smallies.  If you happen to be on a river and find some rapids -- try tossing a 3 inch white twin-tail mister twister right in the throat of a current and see what happens :D  If that doesn't work, start dropping it into some eddies along the current breaks.  Something, maybe bass, maybe bigger... will end up chomping down eventually.

 

I almost always have a grub tied on to something, they are great when the bites get thin or you just cannot seem to find the fish.  They are even better for just fun fishing for smaller fish with the 1-2" versions.  But don't let their small stature fool you.  As mentioned above, they are quite capable of coaxing huge bass into a bite.  Especially around docks...which creates a bit of a mess if you're tossing 4lb line on an ultra-light and expecting gills...

 

But beyond that, if you have someone new to fishing, or a kid with you --- these are a fantastic bait for them to use.  Constant retrieve keeps them busy, so they are not as bored, and they are a true multi-species lure -- and can be worked shallow, mid, deep, bounce the bottom, as a fall bait (like on bridge pylons, etc), fast, slow, trolled, jerky, etc.  It's a great introduction lure, that anyone can use with success.  As a bonus they cast great, because of the jig, and if you lose one your out all of about a dime.

 

I've had more than one fish hit them hanging over the side of the boat even, although I've never managed to catch one that did, oddly.  As for the "bettle-spin", although usually rigged with a tail-less grub - they are one of the best baits I've ever used for farm ponds.  And I will 100% attest to largemouth not being the least bit hesitant to inhale them!

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15 hours ago, J Francho said:

Those are staple smallmouth baits. 

Especially the Rebel Wee Craw!

I've caught a LOT of smallmouth on both the shallow and deep versions.

They're also a killer bait for bull bluegill.

 

Tom

 

 

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Great baits for summer smallmouths. Don't discount them because of the size. Bass will eat them. Just find the speed they want and have fun. 

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They are killer smallmouth baits, but also really versatile and make great trailers for spinnerbaits, swim jigs, etc...  

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