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Yesterday I was at Wal Mart in the fishing section and was looking through the discount boxes and came across a bag of Berkley Powerbait 5.5" Rib Snakes plum colored. Never seen them before and they were only 75 cents(originally $3.66) for the bag so I bought them. Was that a good deal? How would I rig and fish them? 

This is a pic of them.

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I have not fished them but the Powerbait line is a proven performer . The bait looks like a fish catcher, worth a try at 75 cents .

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Looks like a Bubbling Shaker, which I love...or the body of a SKRT Recon...also a good worm.  Both, however, are a bit fragile...so hopefully, the Powerbait version will be as effective as those...and even if same fragility, the price is right

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23 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Looks like a Bubbling Shaker, which I love...or the body of a SKRT Recon...also a good worm.  Both, however, are a bit fragile...so hopefully, the Powerbait version will be as effective as those...and even if same fragility, the price is right

With it looking similar to a Bubbling Shaker or even the SKRT Recon, how do you rig those baits and fish them?

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Bubbling Shaker is supposed to be killer drop shot lure, but I don't DS much.  I use it primarily on shakey head jigs.  The Recon is a big, fat worm that I Texas rig.

That PB worm looks to be good for any of those three presentations

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8 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Bubbling Shaker is supposed to be killer drop shot lure, but I don't DS much.  I use it primarily on shakey head jigs.  The Recon is a big, fat worm that I Texas rig.

That PB worm looks to be good for any of those three presentations

Thank you. I will definitely try those ways next time I'm at the lake. Do you think it could be wacky rigged as well? If so, I have some weedless 2/O bait holder hooks, can those be used for wacky and drop shot rigging?

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It could....my OCD has difficulty wacky rigging assymetrical worms, unless I put a weight in one end, but sure....no reason it wouldn't work

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These are the hooks I'm talking about. Can these be used for wacky and drop shot rigging?

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Certainly.  Though, I'm sure many might tell you they aren't ideal....but, it turns out that a lot of 'less than ideal' stuff will catch fish.  I like a more 'circular' hook for wacky (and DS), but those should work.  OTOH, you might consider getting some Octopus, or circle, or wacky hooks and save those for texas rigging through weeds or wood.

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50 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Certainly.  Though, I'm sure many might tell you they aren't ideal....but, it turns out that a lot of 'less than ideal' stuff will catch fish.  I like a more 'circular' hook for wacky (and DS), but those should work.  OTOH, you might consider getting some Octopus, or circle, or wacky hooks and save those for texas rigging through weeds or wood.

I have been looking around a couple places to find some hooks like those. Can't seem to find them though. Guess I could be looking in the wrong spot. I have noticed, at least in Academy, nit all of the different hooks are in the same area of the fishing section. It would take alot longer to do a thorough check there than I have time for...lol.

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I bought a package of the Rib Snake last year thinking it might be a good alternative to Lunker City's Ribster... it wasn't.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, OkobojiEagle said:

I bought a package of the Rib Snake last year thinking it might be a good alternative to Lunker City's Ribster... it wasn't.

 

 

oe

Well at least I only paid .75 cents for them. Who knows maybe they'll work ok here in Rapides Parish.

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I also got some on sale earlier this year.  And I have some similar Eagle Claw hooks I was considering using with them.

 

My goal has been to fish them Neko-style with a thin nail inserted in the fat end and the hook Neko/wacky position.

 

But I'm just thinking about it, haven't actually tried it yet.

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27 minutes ago, snake95 said:

I also got some on sale earlier this year.  And I have some similar Eagle Claw hooks I was considering using with them.

 

My goal has been to fish them Neko-style with a thin nail inserted in the fat end and the hook Neko/wacky position.

 

But I'm just thinking about it, haven't actually tried it yet.

I'm going fishing in the morning. I'll be on the lake for a good little while. Gonna try it out wacky and maybe drop shot too. Don't know much about the Neko rig and I don't think there's a small nail that would work for it around here. Anyways, if it works well, I'll make a post about it. If it doesn't, I'll probably post about that as well. Hope something works anyways tomorrow. I've been on vacation all week and no bass yet, only a goggle eye I caught yesterday on a T-rigged Zoom finesse worm watermelon red colored in some pretty clear water.

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Ive had a couple bags for a year or so. Fished them a few times shakeyhead and texas rigged, no luck- but need to throw it more and tinker with the hook. That size is kind of a tweener between a senko hook and a finesse worm gap (for me)...But its a straight tailed power bait worm in good natural color- sure theyll catch em .

 

I really miss the regular old powerbait shakyworms. They still make the gulp version, but it tears if you look at it funny and these river bluegill wont leave em alone.

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9 minutes ago, craww said:

Ive had a couple bags for a year or so. Fished them a few times shakeyhead and texas rigged, no luck- but need to throw it more and tinker with the hook. That size is kind of a tweener between a senko hook and a finesse worm gap (for me)...But its a straight tailed power bait worm in good natural color- sure theyll catch em .

 

I really miss the regular old powerbait shakyworms. They still make the gulp version, but it tears if you look at it funny and these river bluegill wont leave em alone.

They look like they should have pretty good action considering the many ribs they have and the flimsiness of them. Gonna try them tomorrow and let y'all know how they did. Hopefully at least one on them.

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On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:59 PM, MichaelCopeland said:

Yesterday I was at Wal Mart in the fishing section and was looking through the discount boxes and came across a bag of Berkley Powerbait 5.5" Rib Snakes plum colored. Never seen them before and they were only 75 cents(originally $3.66) for the bag so I bought them. Was that a good deal? How would I rig and fish them? 

This is a pic of them.

15005736170170.jpg

i bought some a while back & in my experience most berly baits dont have a lot of salt they fish bite & will not let go formula(whatever that is) so i plan to use them on a shakey head bcz the tail should float pretty good.

my $00.2

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4 hours ago, chadmack282 said:

i bought some a while back & in my experience most berly baits dont have a lot of salt they fish bite & will not let go formula(whatever that is) so i plan to use them on a shakey head bcz the tail should float pretty good.

my $00.2

Shaky head is the only way I didn't fish them today. I didn't get any bites on them, for that matter, I didn't get any bites on anything except u tail Zoom worms. Those bites were just bream or something too small for even those little worms. I have to say, fishing has been rather frustrating this week for me. At least I got to go though. Guess you could say it was fun but not as fun as it would've been had I been catching some. I'll have to try the shaky head with them next time. Plus I got me some Gammy octopus hooks today so I can better rig a drop shot or wacky rig.

4 hours ago, chadmack282 said:

i bought some a while back & in my experience most berly baits dont have a lot of salt they fish bite & will not let go formula(whatever that is) so i plan to use them on a shakey head bcz the tail should float pretty good.

my $00.2

 

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I have a bunch of them I bought for $1 a bag. They're a killer bait on a shakyhead at one of the powerplant lakes I fish. Plum is my favorite color too. 

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3 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I have a bunch of them I bought for $1 a bag. They're a killer bait on a shakyhead at one of the powerplant lakes I fish. Plum is my favorite color too. 

I plan to use them on a shaky head next time I go fishing. The only shaky head hooks I have right now are 1/8oz. Are those a good weight to use?

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14 minutes ago, MichaelCopeland said:

I plan to use them on a shaky head next time I go fishing. The only shaky head hooks I have right now are 1/8oz. Are those a good weight to use?

That's the size I use a majority of the time. It's a slow fall, but I'm normally using them in pretty shallow water. 

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Wacky rigged or T Rigged weightless.

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5 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

That's the size I use a majority of the time. It's a slow fall, but I'm normally using them in pretty shallow water. 

Thank you. I'm fishing from the bank so I'm normally in fairly shallow water. They should work just fine then.

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