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Do real live worms catch more fish then plastics or lures?

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I refuse to touch live worm.eww

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They certainly can but just like artificials night crawlers and the like do best when retrieved

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The panfish usually aniline the worm first but get yourself a bucket of shiners and go to town.

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56 minutes ago, JustJames said:

I refuse to touch live worm.eww

 

 

LOL!

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Thanks JT, James broke right into his "Valley Boy" accent.

 

Hysterical! Nothing personal James, just funny the way you reacted!

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Today my wife, 13yr old son, and I went to a local private pond we have permission to fish.  My son caught a 14in largemouth on a white Rooster Tail spinner.  My wife caught a 10in smallmouth bass using a #6 hook with a nightcrawler and a bobber.  We catch a ton of fish with the spinners.  I wouldn't place a bet on seeing another smallie pulling on a worm and bobber.  

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I used to catch lots of bass pitching weightless live nightcrawlers to docks on light spinning tackle, some big ones too. If the fishing is tough, there's a good chance I could catch more fish doing that than I could with a wacky rigged senko or whatever other bait someone wants to try. Most days, an artificial in the hands of a skilled fisherman is going to out produce live bait because they can be presented faster and in places/ways that live bait cannot. 

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22 hours ago, Peddiesake said:

The panfish usually aniline the worm first but get yourself a bucket of shiners and go to town.

This x10. Of course each body of water is different but I find this to hold true at 95% of locations.  Private ponds might be the exception b/c bass can occupy/dominate every nook and cranny of it. 

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If you're targeting whatever bites, 98% of the time you'll catch some kind of panfish. I've got bass on live nightcrawlers in the middle of a school of bluegill

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On 7/8/2017 at 1:30 PM, Peddiesake said:

The panfish usually aniline the worm first but get yourself a bucket of shiners and go to town.

Did you mean annihilate?

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On 7/8/2017 at 10:39 AM, JustJames said:

I refuse to touch live worm.eww

 

What about a dead worm?

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They work on different kinds of fish usually the small ones like the live bait. I have had luck with the green night crawlers I usually go to the river and have a pretty good day catching drum fish and caught a couple northern too.

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