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Hey all, I've not used very many grubs besides on trailers so I'm interested in some of the other presentations you guys might use. I've found some arkie salted crawlin grubs locally and bought a few packs. Really wanting to try something new and give fish something they might not have seen lately. Thanks for all the help and if I have success I'll post a picture back and give credit it where credit is due. 

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I like to use them on a shakyhead, or a T-rig and drag them slowly along the bottom and through cover. 

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I feel like you can carolina rig almost any plastic. I think itd work good on a c-rig

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I use the GY brand all the time. My top two producers are a bare jighead , and weightless on a 2/0 EWG hook. 

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Thanks guys that sounds simple enough. 

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I have fished the 4" Chompers Twin Tail Skirted Grub on a 3/16th ounce finesse flip jig head made by BOSS. The Chompers is one of the most smelly plastics (garlic) that I have ever handled. A buddy and I refer to this combo as the "instant jig" as the soft plastic is both trailer and skirt in one. I get most of my bites on the initial drop as the combo swims to the bottom.

 

 

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Arkie salty crawling drugs are good baits.   Used to be available at Walmart everywhere - not so much in the Walmarts near me

(KC Metro area). I think they are a good pitching bait, thrown on some kind of brush jig.   They are a little bigger and a little longer than the Chompers.  If you have water with plenty of rocks and little vegetation they work good on football heads - with or without the brush guard.

 

Match your line to the stoutness of the jig hook.   A heavy forged hook doesn't work great with lighter line - IMO.

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I like to texas rig them for river smallmouths .

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10 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I like to texas rig them for river smallmouths .

 

Texas rig em for largemouth :D

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Long before the term "swim jig" was ever coined, we were putting them on jig heads similar to what @Turtle135 posted and swimming them around shallow cover and on structure. I was in one club that this was d**n near the only bait and presentation guys would use in tourneys because it was so effective in the right hands.

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Not to argue with success, but I've passed them up because I reasoned the "skirt" being molded of the same material as the rest of the bait, wouldn't be soft enough to lay back against the body on a slow dragging retrieve.

 

oe

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2 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Long before the term "swim jig" was ever coined, we were putting them on jig heads similar to what @Turtle135 posted and swimming them around shallow cover and on structure. I was in one club that this was d**n near the only bait and presentation guys would use in tourneys because it was so effective in the right hands.

 

A few guys in my current club are still that way today, especially around smallmouth.

 

25 minutes ago, OkobojiEagle said:

Not to argue with success, but I've passed them up because I reasoned the "skirt" being molded of the same material as the rest of the bait, wouldn't be soft enough to lay back against the body on a slow dragging retrieve.

 

oe

 

The thicker rubber of the skirt definitely flares out a bit more on a dragging retrieve,  but I know what you mean.  These don't replace jigs for me by any means, just a presentation that looks similar to a jig in the water.  Personally, if I'm fishing spider grubs/hula grubs or whatever other names people have for them I'm fishing them on mid to deep structure lines.  I don't texas rig them and I always try to fish them on an open hook if I can.  I'll either drag and hop them along the bottom on some sort of football head or shakey head jig, or I'll fish them with a similar retrieve that I use on tubes sometimes, letting them fall on semi slack line, settle on the bottom, rip them off the bottom aggressively and then let them fall back down.  Sometimes smallies love this retrieve... it's a nice one to try if you're not getting bit dragging or crawling baits along the structure but you know the fish are down there.. creates a bit of a reaction strike.

 

I've only used the GY hula grubs personally, the GY plastics are so soft and salty that I don't see the need in trying others that are likely a stiffer bait.  They are expensive and they do get torn up fairly easy, but just like the GY senkos they have a certain texture to the plastic that I feel creates a more enticing action and also makes fish hold on a bit longer.  They also have a ton of colors available and are sold everywhere. 

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7 hours ago, Turtle135 said:

I have fished the 4" Chompers Twin Tail Skirted Grub on a 3/16th ounce finesse flip jig head made by BOSS. The Chompers is one of the most smelly plastics (garlic) that I have ever handled. A buddy and I refer to this combo as the "instant jig" as the soft plastic is both trailer and skirt in one. I get most of my bites on the initial drop as the combo swims to the bottom.

 

 

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What kind of tackle are you throwing those on?  I have a couple bags of hula grabs I'd like to use for river fishing but have never found a weed-guard jighead with a light wire hook that I was happy with but those Boss jigheads look intresting. 

 

 

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Man there are more ways to fish this than i was thinking. Thanks again all for the replies.

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Hula grub on a plain football head was known for decades as a spider jig and still one of the best casting jigs available. Simple just thread the grub on a painted plain jig, no skirt is needed. 

Tom

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17 hours ago, Bunnielab said:

 

What kind of tackle are you throwing those on?  I have a couple bags of hula grabs I'd like to use for river fishing but have never found a weed-guard jighead with a light wire hook that I was happy with but those Boss jigheads look intresting. 

 

 

 

Funny how things work out. I hurt my rotator cuff last fall and my pool cue MH casting rods were killing me. So I started using a TFO 7'3" medium light casting rod, which kind of opened to the door to tossing finesse jigs. Lews "LFS" Tournament MB and monofilament (Trilene Sensation or Trilene XT, 10 to 14 pound test).

 

BOSS also offers a fine wire finesse jig head which I have not tried but might pair nicely with a spinning combo.

 

https://fishingskirts.com/product-category/boss-fine-wire-finesse/

 

https://fishingskirts.com/product-category/boss-finesse-flip/

 

https://fishingskirts.com/

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Thanks for the info and sorry about your cuff! 

 

I mostly fish L to M casting combos so I am allways on the lookout for new presentations I can use them for.  

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Well I went out this evening after a rain storm and gave it a go. Unfortunately I had zero success. I'm not deterred though so onto tryin again, hopefully tomorrow.

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Got it this morning during the brief break in rain.

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On 8/12/2017 at 2:01 PM, Porkrind said:

Got it this morning during the brief break in rain.

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nice greenie! how did you rig your presentation?

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On a standard football jig. Pretty much as suggested and appreciated. I used the brown/black laminate color and dipped the tips of the tails in some red JJ's. looked nice and purty. 

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