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Zoom TRICK WORMS!?

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I know there are probably many eays to fish these.

I purchased a bag today at dicks

Is there an advantage to the straight tail as opposed to a curly tail on a powerworm/culprit etc?

What is the most popular way to fish em? thanks -wm ;)

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There are many ways to fish a trick worm, but here are some of my most productive techniques. In Spring and summer I like to rig it weightless on a 3/0 wide gap hook and throw it around shallow cover. I let it sink slowly and then twitch it.

I also fish the worm on a shakey head rig. Most of the time I use a 1/4oz. jighead and I rig the worm weedless on the jighead. But if you fish this rig be sure to bite about a 1/2inch section off the head of the bait, this is so the head is thicker and flatter, which makes it easier to put oon the jighead.

Another good way to fish the trick worm is on a drop-shot. I tie a drop-shot rig with a 1/0 or 2/0 light wire straight shank hook. I rig the worm weedless on the rig and throw it around deep structure.

One other to use it that is very effective is on a split-shot rig. A split-shot rig is basically a finesse carolina rig, take 3 split-shot and put them about 12-15 inches above a 2/0 or 3/0 hook. Rig the worm weedless and work this rig just like a carolina rig.

Hope this helps ;)

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I like the straight tail worms.  The dinks like to bite the tails off of the curly tail worms.

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A straight tail worm will go through grass easier than a curl tail worm (supposedly).

Rigs: every imagined set-up

On Toledo Bend this is the #1 worm far Wacky Rigging or Texas Rigged with a nail in the tail instead of a bullet weight.

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Rigged weightless,carolina,alabama,texas,wacky or any other way the bottom line is these straight tails work. Use them. My favorite time for them is during the spawn. I fish the flats and rig them on a 2/0 or 3/0 hook with a Gremlin 1/32 -1/64 oz bullet sinker for just a tad of weight and throw them on #8 test in the clear water in Western MD. It sure does well for me and I have caught some hogs doing this.

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I mostly fish them on either a 1/16oz split shot in the grass or on a 1/4oz Spot Remover along rocks and timber. Any color seems to work, as long as it's dark with some flake.

adam

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In coldwater, straight-tail worms seem to work better than ribbontail worms.

Maybe because bass aren't interested in tail-action or maybe because the ribbontail has poor action at very low speeds.

      Another benefit of straight-tail worms is when casting around emergent vegetation. A ribbontail worm

can wrap around a bulrush like it was glued to the stalk, leaving you no choice but to bring the boat into the bulrush bed >;)

Roger

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In my limited experience with the technique, the C-rigged trick worm seemed to work the best. Will also be given a chance on the drop shot this year.

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C-rig, T-rig, Split shot, Jig head, any way you would fish any other worm.

Great in grass and certain times of the year on a T-rig around docks and I'll use them on bedding fish.

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These are very versatile baits that everyone should have a few of.

They work great on a Texas rig weighted or weightless, on a C rig, Wacky rigged, on a jighead and even on a drop shot.

My preferred ways to fish them are on jigheads like Spot Removers or Screwed Up heads, on Crigs and weightless in shallow weeds.

Brad

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I use the long one, 9 inches I think and swim it through emergent grass.  Merthiolate color really grabs their attention and you can see it in any light at all.

fun bait.

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LAST YEAR I GOT SOME TRICK WORMS TO TRY IN MY CANAL. I WANTED TO COMPARE THEM TO THE CURLY TAIL. I T-RIGGED THEM WITH A I/32 OZ BULLET. I CAN'T SAY THEY WORKED ANY BETTER BUT THEY SURE WORKED.

ON A SIDE NOTE, MY GRANDSON GOT SOME OF THE LEMON SHAD MIXED-UP WITH RED SHAD. I FOUND THEM ABOUT A WEEK LATER AND THE LEMON SHAD WERE NOW A LEMON PINK. THEY WORKED BETTER THAN THE YELLOW. FUNNY HOW LITTLE ACCIDENTS WORK OUT.

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Pink Lemonade, you gotta love it. ;D

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I trig them with no weight most the time sometimes I go to some slit shot right before it I learned this cool rig from AVID a while ago he posted a picture of it You dont let the worm go straight when you sink th barb into it you leave a slight hump in it ITS DEADLY going through emerging weeds and over grass man it looks like a snake slithering right unjder the surface

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I prepare the straight tail and i will rig these just like a texas rig except without the weight. When fishing these I will use varying retrieves till I can figure out what this fish wants. I have seen the fish that likes the real erractic action non stop and I have had to throw the bait out twitch a few time and let it sit in order to get the fish to hit. This is why i will try several presentations till i find out what the fish are looking for.

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I love the zoom trick worm, and next to yum dingers, and super flukes, it is one bait that I always carry. I like to fish them weightless on a EWG 3/0 hook around shallow cover.  Sometimes I fish them slow, but also they ae a great bait for "walking the dog" just under the surface. Bubblegum seems to be a hot color for me, clear OR stained water.

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