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When would you use a Rage Tail Craw vs a Rage Bug?  

 

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I usually have both rigged up after a tournament I fished last year. Knew the fish were holding on the outside of the grass lines so went to town pitching a rage craw and couldn't land a keeper, so I thought I'd bulk up my presentation and change the action and switch to the magnum rage bug. And I'm glad I did. We ended up winning the tourney, and had one of our best days on the water as far as big fish go. I think the bug imitates a bluegill and crawfish more than the craw only imitating crawfish. Not a whole lot of people throw the big around me, let alone the magnum bug, so I usually reach for it first if a place has already been fished or it has had some pressure on it.

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Most often, I'll use the craw as either a jig trailer, or alone on a T-Rig with a glass bead or brass clacker. I'll use the Rage Bug when fishing heavy vegetation, either punching or as a trailer on a swim jig. It's also an awesome bait for skipping under docks.

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I haven't had much luck with the bug, but I love the craw. 

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8 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

Most often, I'll use the craw as either a jig trailer, or alone on a T-Rig with a glass bead or brass clacker. I'll use the Rage Bug when fishing heavy vegetation, either punching or as a trailer on a swim jig. It's also an awesome bait for skipping under docks.

Pretty much the same but never skipped one. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Craw as a jig trailer and the Bug T-rigged is what I tend to do.  

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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15 hours ago, Mike L said:

Pretty much the same but never skipped one. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

It isn't my go to for skipping, but if i don't have a tube rigged up, or I'm just too lazy to set down the jig rod, they do a pretty good job of getting back under a dock.

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6 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

It isn't my go to for skipping, but if i don't have a tube rigged up, or I'm just too lazy to set down the jig rod, they do a pretty good job of getting back under a dock.

Good enough for me!

There are no docks on Okeechobee but somethings newly made boat trails through the grass are very productive with the right presentation. 

Gonna give it shot 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

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I use the bug almost exclusively as my jig trailer.

 

I pinch about 3/8” off the top to make it a little shorter.

 

Depending on the conditions I sometimes leave the pinchers attached together, pull off the side appendages or fish it as is out of the package. I love it paired with an Andy Montgomery skipping jig for getting way up under docks.

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I use a bug a LOT, but almost always Rage-rigged, or as a chatterbait trailer.  I use craws as my primary jig trailer.

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I fish the rage craw a lot. I'll use it as a jig trailer, swim jig trailer and texas rigged. I catch a lot of fish with it.

 

For some reason I don't do nearly as well with the Rage bug. I'll fish the bug as a jig trailer and texas rigged mainly. Oddly enough I do quite well with the Missle Baits D Bomb, fishing it in the same manner as the Rage bug. 

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Early & late season - It's The Bug.

Everything else ~ It's the Craw (and the Lobster for the big bite).

:smiley:

A-Jay

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