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Dragging zoom trick worms on the bottom?

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I use a trick type worm made by Uptons Customs called a Dragon tail often. The 9" dragon tail is ideal for split/slip shot or T-rig bumped along the bottom because this hand pour worm tends to float with a slow waggle.

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I dead stick 'em. I wait 10-20 seconds, reel in, and try again. One of my better baits.

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A trick worm is one of the most versatile baits out there that can be fished almost any way you can think of. I'd be surprised if there's more than a couple people who use them that don't fish them on the bottom on some kind of rig. 

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So this is my most productive summer night technique hands down. My favorite color is a  candybug Trick Worm with the tail dipped in some chartreuse Spike It dye. You can drag it weightless tx-rigged thru the weeds and also by lightly tossing it on top of weeds to eventually glide them in pockets right against the banks. It’s almost guaranteed a strike in my books if a bass is holding in that area

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Any piece of plastic can be fished using any technique!

 

Down here when one mentions "Wacky Rig" they're talking Trick Worms.

 

On to your question, yes I drag em on the bottom!

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The Trick worm has become my main "finesse worm".  I've got about 5 different colors and they all work. I've been using them more on drop shots than anything, but yeah I drag and hop them along the bottom on t-rigs, sliders and slip shot rigs. Just my opinion here, but I think the flat bottom is the key to it's action and why it produces on all rigs.

 

BTW..welcome to the board. Stick around here and you'll learn a bunch from these guys..I know I have.

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I don't do it enough. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Yes. I never hit the water without a bag. Give me a trick worm, speed worm and a ultra vibe craw, and I'll catch something.

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Always.

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My main technique.  Vary from weightless to 1/4 oz wt.  

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Yup ..... Shaky Head

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shakey head texas rig Carolina rig lots of ways to fish it. probably one of my top 3 baits every year. oh I forgot wacky rig and weightless texas rigged in shallow grass, great in post spawn.

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9 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

A trick worm is one of the most versatile baits out there that can be fished almost any way you can think of. I'd be surprised if there's more than a couple people who use them that don't fish them on the bottom on some kind of rig. 

Just need one more....I'm one.   Not sure why, but Zoom Trick Worms have been exclusively weightless for me.

If I'm putting a straight worm (other than Senko) on the bottom, I'm going to be using something with a flared tail, or a fatter profile:

Reins Swamp Mover

7 1/2 Bass Assassin Tapout

7 1/2 or 10 inch GYCB Kut Tail

Those three probably more than all others combined

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The Zoom Trick worm is mighty versatile....I have fished these Weightless, on Shaky Heads , Carolina Rigs and Wacky Rigged with Nail Weights in Deep water. However for some of these bottom applications, I like the Zoom Swamp Crawler or Centipede better. Those are designed with a tail end that floats and works exceptionally well behind Carolina Rigs. 

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yes

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I usually throw trick worms on spinning rod with a 1/16 oz. sinker. I have never had any luck using them on a shaky head.

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i do a t rig with a 5/16 oz worm weight. i will drag it slow and if i bump i stop and wait to the count of 3 one thousand and continue on. if i am in a current ill go a little heavier but just enough to keep bottom contact. 

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Welcome aboard, Logan!

 

Trick Worm can be fished, as mentioned above, in so many

different ways. Slow and steady, TX. Wacky, weighted wacky,

and the list goes on....

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Trick worm is my go-to bait for dragging on a mojo/split-shot/slip-shot rig. 

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11 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Just need one more....I'm one.   Not sure why, but Zoom Trick Worms have been exclusively weightless for me.

If I'm putting a straight worm (other than Senko) on the bottom, I'm going to be using something with a flared tail, or a fatter profile:

Reins Swamp Mover

7 1/2 Bass Assassin Tapout

7 1/2 or 10 inch GYCB Kut Tail

Those three probably more than all others combined

I am right there with you, I know it can do a ton of stuff, but for me the only weight a trick worm gets is a wacky jig, all weighted presentations get a Producto Tournament Worm. 

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I caught my first bass of the year, 2 days after the ice melted, by dragging a black trick worm with a 1/16oz bullet weight.  Just a little guy, but you know it’s cold when the lips are scarlet! 

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Very effective way of fishing.

2 hours ago, PAbasser927 said:

I caught my first bass of the year, 2 days after the ice melted, by dragging a black trick worm with a 1/16oz bullet weight.  Just a little guy, but you know it’s cold when the lips are scarlet! 

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When you see it's lips and crushers in the back of his mouth like that red. That means that it has been munching on craws. The reason they're red is because they are raw from crushing the craw fish shells and hard stuff. Another way you can tell if they are eating craw fish is by feeling their stomach and seeing if its hard. They are eating shad when their lips will have sharp, long teeth and their stomach will be soft.

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I used a Trick worm on a cool jig head I found to catch  river smallmouths . Later I found out those cool jigheads are shakey heads .I just bounced them off the bottom like every other worm .

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17 hours ago, All about da bass said:

Very effective way of fishing.

When you see it's lips and crushers in the back of his mouth like that red. That means that it has been munching on craws. 

Bass' mouths and tooth pads turn red during the colder months, but it's not because of them eating craws. I see them with bright red mouths in ponds with no craws, but the water is cold. Then I catch them from lakes with huge populations of craws where they are the main forage 12 months out of the year, but their mouths aren't red. For that matter, there's not many craws with red or much orange on them in any of our lakes. 

 

It's not known exactly why it happens, but most likely because those areas of the fishes mouth help determine what is prey and what isn't, so the body naturally increases blood flow to the surface of those areas in colder temperatures when a fishes senses and reaction times are slowed to help with successful feeding. 

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