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Probably a 3 inch grub. I use it but in the days of expensive lures these inexpensive lures seem to get lost in the noise. 

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23 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Probably a 3 inch grub. I use it but in the days of expensive lures these inexpensive lures seem to get lost in the noise. 

 

Great answer!!!!!!

 

In the day of $20 baits it is tough to use a tried and true bass catching machine. But 25 years ago when I was 12 it was working well.

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36 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Probably a 3 inch grub. I use it but in the days of expensive lures these inexpensive lures seem to get lost in the noise. 

Great pick!!!I'm gonna say buzzbaits

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10 minutes ago, bigturtle said:

inline spinners

 

Another great answer. I remember catching a ton of bass on a zebco 33 and a Mepps

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Tubes and grubs. Spider grubs to be more specific.  Tubes probably get used more than grubs, but it seems to me that's only because they have what I consider a cult following; guys that will use them on top, middle, or on the bottom swear by them as their #1 soft plastic. 

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Jig n pig with real pork rind. Pork rind is so under used it's no longer being made.

Tom

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Craw Worms!

 

Everyone wants to stick em on a jig

 

Try Texas rigging em; they deadly ;)

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18 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

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I see Tremor heads are now available at TW!

Tom

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Just now, WRB said:

I see Tremor heads are now available at TW!

Tom

 

I noticed that too Tom ~

 It's the great bait No One throws - You Know though.

I'm good with that.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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46 minutes ago, WRB said:

Jig n pig with real pork rind. Pork rind is so under used it's no longer being made.

Tom

I still got a jar of Uncle Josh's somewhere. Use to put them on spinner baits too.

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I have always thought topwater propbaits were under-used (Torpedo, Devil's horse, Skitter Prop, Kelly J, etc.)

 

This was confirmed for me when the Whopper Plopper came out and, instead of calling it a propbait, everybody called it "a buzzbait that floats!"

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This was from yesterday. I tried everything at a highly pressured pond and always resort to this from my panic box. They work day and night. My dad used the same grub and caught a nice Channel Catfish today. The 3" grub has Sky rocketed to my top 3 favorite lures of all time. 

 

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5 hours ago, WRB said:

Jig n pig with real pork rind. Pork rind is so under used it's no longer being made.

Tom

And it's such a shame that they're not being produced anymore.

 

The grub is a great answer. Such a versatile bait that is very effective that has pretty much been relegated to being a trailer and nothing else anymore.

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Some great responses thus far. I'm agreeing more with the 3" curly tailed grub. I've caught a ton of bass - both species - as well huge crappie, catfish and even trout on these. Yet still, no one really talks about it much. Probably because the marketing gurus prefer that we keep buying the "new" lure of the day!

 

Here's another one for you: the Helin Flatfish. Can't tell you how many times this lure has saved the day for me.

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Other than what has been listed, imho #1 would be the Sluggo!

I'd bet the majority of folks reading this are saying to themselves... "wait, what is that??  ;)

 

 

 

Mike

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4 minutes ago, Mike L said:

Other than what has been listed, imho #1 would be the Sluggo!

I'd bet the majority of folks reading this are saying to themselves... "wait, what is that??  ;)

 

 

 

Mike

Okay I'm going to say it.....wait, what is that??

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33 minutes ago, Mike L said:

Other than what has been listed, imho #1 would be the Sluggo!

I'd bet the majority of folks reading this are saying to themselves... "wait, what is that??  ;)

 

 

 

Mike

 

I know what they are! Those things have been catching bass for years, but seemed to fall out of favor for some reason. Lunker City makes several soft plastics that fly under the radar for a lot of bass fishermen, but are great products.

 

My vote for the most underutilized bass lure is the Johnson Silver Minnow spoon.

 

Tom

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My two are curly tailed grubs and inline spinners.  I catch multispecies with both. 

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Before the shakey head boom, a light wire stand-up jig head (cost $.25-.50) and a 4in. reaper was a go to presentation in Wisc. and Minn. waters for walleye.  Bass fishermen kept it a secret.

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38 minutes ago, Bassin' Brad said:

Okay I'm going to say it.....wait, what is that??

 

1 minute ago, Bassin' Brad said:

Okay I Googled Sluggo bass lure and now I know what it is but somebody needs to tell me how to fish it!! 

 

Brad...

Sluggo's are a medium to soft plastic sitck bait.

They are deadly when used as a "twitch" bait as opposed to the way a senko is usually used.

Even tho they can be used weightless, Ive been useing these for years with a nail weight in the nose which will make that thing come alive plus it will add distance to your cast. 

 

With a minimum amount of salt, rigged on a jig head or t rigged, it will stand up straighter than your middle finger while it wave's and sways.

The slits cut into the sides give it a shimmy when worked through the water column or on a straight retrieve like nothing else you can buy. 

 

Think of it as a long slender fluke with a tapered body from head to tail with a built in cut design that gives it it's unique action. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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