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When looking  at selecting single curly tail grub colors is the consensus that a single tail curly grub imitates a minnow or shad thus a white pearl , green pumpkin and smoke colors would about cover grub colors needed - your thoughts and experiences ?

*I am eyeing up the fairly new Gene Larew "Rally Grubs" and need a few colors that would cover me for bass : http://www.genelarew.com/rallygrub

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Those rally grubs look fantastic. Pearl  and smoks are essential. I would add the following colors to your arsenal:

 

-GYCB Grub In baby bass and natural shad

-Berkley PowerGrub in Pumpkin Seed

-Kalin’s Lunker Grub in Ron’s Craw

 

Grubs also imitate bass fry and baby crawdads so don’t neglect those patterns when covering the spectrum 

 

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I have so many curly-tail grubs, 2" to 5", in every color imaginable -- they have got to be the all-around fish-catchingest artificial lures on the planet. There is a time, place, and species for every color.

 

Nowadays I use them mostly for river smallies, who don't seem too picky about color in my experience.  White, smoke, & green pumpkin should about cover it for most general purpose bassing. If you want more (who doesn't?), black is always useful all-purpose, all-conditions. Pumpkin/amber colors I use to match the crayfish in my area. Yellow, orange, and chartreuse are old-school recommendations for dingy, low-visibility water. 

 

 

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Thanks for the replies - enough to get started with !

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I feel really stupid because I have never used a grub for bass. I have Fluorescent Orange, Pink, Chartreuse, and white for walleye and crappie but they are never in the boat when I'm targeting bass.

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1 hour ago, Chance_Taker4 said:

I feel really stupid because I have never used a grub for bass. I have Fluorescent Orange, Pink, Chartreuse, and white for walleye and crappie but they are never in the boat when I'm targeting bass.

Man, I felt that way too.  Started replacing my TRD's with 3 inch YUM grubs in white and fishing them with varying retrieves, and now one of my top bass-catchers - often get whatever other species are nearby too - Walleye, trout, you name it.

 

@ChrisD46

I fish 3" YUM grubs in white, silver flash, and pumpkin (brown pumpkin), just because that's what I find at Walmart.  They all work.

 

I'm starting to fish heavier grubs too but get tons of bites on the 3"ers.

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My modus operandi for grubs is skittering them across the bottom as I interpret craw dads to do, so I keep my colors to pumpkin or green pumpkin.  I use a soft plastic swim bait in Ayu colors to swim higher in the water column.

 

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44 minutes ago, snake95 said:

Man, I felt that way too.  Started replacing my TRD's with 3 inch YUM grubs in white and fishing them with varying retrieves, and now one of my top bass-catchers - often get whatever other species are nearby too - Walleye, trout, you name it.

 

@ChrisD46

I fish 3" YUM grubs in white, silver flash, and pumpkin (brown pumpkin), just because that's what I find at Walmart.  They all work.

 

I'm starting to fish heavier grubs too but get tons of bites on the 3"ers.

My favorite way to catch post spawn bass is to “wake” a 3” white grub at night. You gotta try it!

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I thought they only came in white?

 

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44 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

I thought they only came in white?

 

:stupid:

Nope .... Off-White as well.  :thumbsup:

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I don't really fish single tail grubs by themselves but I imagine color selection would be same as first time crankbait buying - a light, a dark, a green, a red/orange.  Bring in other colors as they give you confidence in certain bodies of water/situations.

 

I personally use single tail grubs as chatterbait trailers so I have a bunch of colors to match the chatterbait, and the Kalin's grubs are my favorite.  Blue Pearl is one of the more versatile colors, with a nice shimmy in the water.

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4 hours ago, Dorado said:

My favorite way to catch post spawn bass is to “wake” a 3” white grub at night. You gotta try it!

Cool, will do.  

 

I also use the Yamamoto stretch 40 with a light wire worm or EWG hook 2/0 or 1/0 as a “finesse top water.”  Honestly was a huge success for me in calm shallow water last year.  Reel fast enough to create a wake and you’re  good.  Just don’t expect tails to stay attached more than one fish.  I got the old stretch 40’s on closeout and obviously others would be great too.  Ugly Root beer green something or other.  Didn’t mention at first since a weird shape for a grub but similar tail.

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I throw grubs on a texas rig. Got green pumpkin, watermelon seed, junebug, chartruse, and root beer pepper green. I don't have white in my arsenal.

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All this grub talk gave me the itch to throw one tonight. It’s so consistent post spawn for my waters it’s like clockwork. Chartreuse Roadrunner with a white 3” Zoom grub

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22 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

I throw grubs on a texas rig. Got green pumpkin, watermelon seed, junebug, chartruse, and root beer pepper green. I don't have white in my arsenal.

*I would think white / pearl would be a staple to imitate shad ?

Dorado : Nice !! ... Chartreuse Roadrunner with a white 3” Zoom grub for the win :cheer: !!

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1 hour ago, ChrisD46 said:

*I would think white / pearl would be a staple to imitate shad ?

Dorado : Nice !! ... Chartreuse Roadrunner with a white 3” Zoom grub for the win :cheer: !!

I very rarely fish a grub like a swimbait. I usually twitch them along on the bottom and it has worked very well for me.

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I look at two things to determine what color to throw. Water clarity and bottom color. Clear or Chart with pepper for clear water, smoke to green pumpkin for lightly stained water and PB&J or plum for heavy stained. If I'm fishing it on the bottom, I like to match the bottom's color a shade or two darker so it stands out.

On 4/17/2018 at 11:01 AM, roadwarrior said:

I thought they only came in white?

 

:stupid:

Of all the colors I carry, I don't think I even own solid white.  Go figure.:goofy1:

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On 4/16/2018 at 3:49 PM, ChrisD46 said:

When looking  at selecting single curly tail grub colors is the consensus that a single tail curly grub imitates a minnow or shad thus a white pearl , green pumpkin and smoke colors would about cover grub colors needed - your thoughts and experiences ?

*I am eyeing up the fairly new Gene Larew "Rally Grubs" and need a few colors that would cover me for bass : http://www.genelarew.com/rallygrub

Fluorescent colors like plum for deep and darker colors like watermelon seed or watermelon red for shallow. Those choices of colors have really helped me in the tournaments as far as not wasting time or money on certain colors.

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A white grub is a staple for river smallmouth for me. 

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I just bought some grubs to try.  Don't know why I never tried them before.  Got shad color and chart pepper.  Gonna try them several ways.  They seem to be cool on a scrounger head and a plain fish head jig..  may TX rig too.  

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Most of the time when I'm fishing a  grub  it is exactly like a worm     and   colors as well . I also like to rig them on a 1/16th ounce head and buzz them on top . 

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On 4/17/2018 at 3:31 PM, snake95 said:

Cool, will do.  

 

I also use the Yamamoto stretch 40 with a light wire worm or EWG hook 2/0 or 1/0 as a “finesse top water.”  Honestly was a huge success for me in calm shallow water last year.  Reel fast enough to create a wake and you’re  good.  Just don’t expect tails to stay attached more than one fish.  I got the old stretch 40’s on closeout and obviously others would be great too.  Ugly Root beer green something or other.  Didn’t mention at first since a weird shape for a grub but similar tail.

Hah, I was just going to post about the Stretch 40.  I also picked some up on closeout, but in chart/chart glitter.  I have been fishing them like a fat senko, t-rigged with a drag and drop or wacky rigged.  I will have to try burning one across the top.  

 

You are right about how fragile they are, I am lucky to get one fish t-rigged and then maybe one or two more wacky.  

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Use the same color grubs as you do worms.

The grub referenced looks like a kick tail, haven't seen any for a for years, good action.

Tom

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I got plenty of grubs in many forms. I got single tail, double tail, ripple tail, triple tail and spear tail. 3", 4", 5" and even 6". Colors range from clear smoke and char. to black and almost every color in between. I use them on jig head and on spinner baits as a trailer. A single grub can be the difference between catching lots of fish and catching none. Its one of the baits I never leave home with out. 

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