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Hey Studs,

 

Happy New Year to all aboard!

Been a while since I checked in, but was finishing up a 30 yr dream of returning to college and I just graduated from UAB Dec 18 with HONORS!!!👴😁

Anyway, a good friend of mine has been blowing my phone up with pics of some fat spotted & large-mouth bass he's been killing a on black & pumpkin-seed baby brush hogs.

Been tossing them on 14 lb mono, 1/8 oz bullet lead, 3/0 Eagle Claw EWG worm hook...pitching & swimming em around brush piles, lay-downs, stickups...etc.

Mostly 3-4 pounders on an average, although he swears on his pappy's grave he lost a 12 lbs fishing who just flat straightened out the hook!🙄😐 

I told him, "that was either a catfish bro or the mental residual from yer Flower Child days!"

He grudgingly admitted to soaking a few in cheese/blood scent & catching a few whiskered fish for table fare.🐟🦈

 

BTW...what has been you guys experience and thoughts concerning, "ye ole baby brush hog?" 

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It's a staple in my boat. Catches not only numbers but good quality fish as well. Good price, good color selection, and fairly durable also. Watermelon/purple flake with the tails dipped in chartreuse JJ's is one of my go to colors.

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Thanks Bluebasser86!

Any particular outlet that has a good selection of colors and so forth that you buy from?

How well do they do in the winter?

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Academy sports here has a really good selection of the colors I like for a good price without having to go online. I do fairly well fishing them on a shakyhead during the winter. 

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Was looking around on Academy's website this evening.

Just picked up some Senko 3 inch/5 inch from Wally World & E-Bay and trying the Yum Dinger 5 inch as well.

Decided I try the #297 & #305 colors in the 3 inch & Red shad in 5 inch.

On Yum Dinger I'm hoping for decent return on Green Pumpkin/Chartreuse tail.

This will be 1st time trying wacky rigging after all these yrs!🙄

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I've only used the full sized ones, and always have a few in the box. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Probably one of the more popular soft plastics out there. Cast, flip, pitch, all work. I like darker colors the best

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Straightened an EWG hook?

 

Academy: Watermelon Neon, South Africa Special, & Sprayed Grass

 

Aint never caught a single fish on a full size!

 

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Around here, I think the baby BH is more popular than the regular. Fish however you like. It's even good on a C-rig. On the Finesse side of things, we fish the tiny BH on a mushroom head jig in spring a lot.

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I use them a lot in the summer. 

I have tried other brand creature baits and the full size brush hog. The baby brush hog out fishes all of them.

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@ReggieT I graduated from UAB earlier this decade, myself. 

 

I’ve had some success using a black or a watermelon candy baby brush hog.

 

Where are y’all usually fishing at?

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I use a lot of baby brush hogs. Had really good luck on several colors. I have caught a few on the brush hog. I tend to use them more in dirtier water. As for selection BPS has more of the colors than most places. They will also cost you more there. You can check Tackle Warehouse website. they have a lot of colors.

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Texas rigged baby brush hog in watermelon red flake has caught more fish for me than any other bait. 

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Fish them all the time. One of my favorite creature baits. One of my largest bass I’ve ever caught was caught on a green pumpkin baby brush hog

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Baby brush hog is pretty good versatile bait, I use them on light stand up jig head, light weight Texas rig and dropshot. I like black blue emerald and CA 420. This year I ordered a few more color to try out South Africa special, don’t tell @Catt. I caught a lot more on baby compare to full size, but at night the full size one is great.

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17 hours ago, HeyCoach said:

@ReggieT I graduated from UAB earlier this decade, myself. 

 

I’ve had some success using a black or a watermelon candy baby brush hog.

 

Where are y’all usually fishing at?

Alrighty & Congrats!

Fish a lot around Elk river, Swan Creek, Tennessee and a bunch creeks & backwaters.

I'm originally from Limestone county and knew the water real well...been here in Birmingham for about 13 yrs now and still don't have a good handful of fishing spots!😭

What size & type jig head or set-up are using on the baby b hogs?

Any particular structure you target?

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21 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Around here, I think the baby BH is more popular than the regular. Fish however you like. It's even good on a C-rig. On the Finesse side of things, we fish the tiny BH on a mushroom head jig in spring a lot.

*Good tip Team9nine ! I have tried the Tiny BH on a drop shot (with marginal success) - time to thread a Tiny BH in GP color on my 1/16th #2 size hook mushroom heads attached to my Ned rig outfit .

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Sprayed Grass...amazing color for all conditions.  Swing jig head.

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I use them quite often, they are good TX rigged or used as a jig trailer.  I use either Watermelon seed, junebug or black with red flakes.

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8 hours ago, ReggieT said:

Alrighty & Congrats!

Fish a lot around Elk river, Swan Creek, Tennessee and a bunch creeks & backwaters.

I'm originally from Limestone county and knew the water real well...been here in Birmingham for about 13 yrs now and still don't have a good handful of fishing spots!😭

What size & type jig head or set-up are using on the baby b hogs?

Any particular structure you target?

Usually use a War Eagle stand up in 3/16 or a Z-Man mushroom finesse in a lighter weight. Maybe 1/15 or 1/10? I like to skip them under docks. 

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9 hours ago, HeyCoach said:

Usually use a War Eagle stand up in 3/16 or a Z-Man mushroom finesse in a lighter weight. Maybe 1/15 or 1/10? I like to skip them under docks. 

Hmm...been hearing good stuff about the mushroom jigs especially for the hellgrammite lures.

Are those 1/0 size hooks...I'm a tad rusty on this stuff! lol😕

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On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 1:33 AM, ReggieT said:

Hey Studs,

 

Happy New Year to all aboard!

Been a while since I checked in, but was finishing up a 30 yr dream of returning to college and I just graduated from UAB Dec 18 with HONORS!!!👴😁

Anyway, a good friend of mine has been blowing my phone up with pics of some fat spotted & large-mouth bass he's been killing a on black & pumpkin-seed baby brush hogs.

Been tossing them on 14 lb mono, 1/8 oz bullet lead, 3/0 Eagle Claw EWG worm hook...pitching & swimming em around brush piles, lay-downs, stickups...etc.

Mostly 3-4 pounders on an average, although he swears on his pappy's grave he lost a 12 lbs fishing who just flat straightened out the hook!🙄😐 

I told him, "that was either a catfish bro or the mental residual from yer Flower Child days!"

He grudgingly admitted to soaking a few in cheese/blood scent & catching a few whiskered fish for table fare.🐟🦈

 

BTW...what has been you guys experience and thoughts concerning, "ye ole baby brush hog?" 

What are my thoughts?

 

I think you just let the cat out of the bag.

 

Questions for Reggie: Are the tails dyed chartreuse?  Did you put any JJ's Magic or MegaStrike on your baby brush hogs?

 

These baits are outstanding in many conditions and I use them exclusively on a local river where they really produce a lot of strikes. I throw them on 1/16 or 1/8 Provider jig heads.

 

Oh well, the secret has been told and that is why we come to this Forum to learn from each other.

 

Now everyone go out and get some Zoom Baby Brush Hogs with the chartreuse tails and have some fun.

 

Thanks for sharing, Reggie.

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12 minutes ago, Sam said:

What are my thoughts?

 

I think you just let the cat out of the bag.

 

Questions for Reggie: Are the tails dyed chartreuse?  Did you put any JJ's Magic or MegaStrike on your baby brush hogs?

 

These baits are outstanding in many conditions and I use them exclusively on a local river where they really produce a lot of strikes. I throw them on 1/16 or 1/8 Provider jig heads.

 

Oh well, the secret has been told and that is why we come to this Forum to learn from each other.

 

Now everyone go out and get some Zoom Baby Brush Hogs with the chartreuse tails and have some fun.

 

Thanks for sharing, Reggie.

He didn't "specifically" mention chartreuse dyed tails, BUT some pics of em---ALL the tails look pretty exotic🧜‍♂️! LOL 

I've yet to use any attractants on a lure...although I'm open-minded for sure.

Is it that noticeable of a difference?

I see I really need to scale back my jig head size...

 

Thanks fer the feedback Sam!

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Green Pumkin Baby Brush Hog with a 3/16oz bullet weight is one of the best lures I have ever used in 30+ years of bass fishing. I have caught 1000's of bass on this setup over the years. If you are looking for chart tails they make a GP with Chart tails and if you cannot find any I will sell you some.

 

Allen

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