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26 minutes ago, Munkin said:

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

Hey Thanks Allen.

Let me see what I've got stuffed away and I may be giving you a holler.

Pretty sure I could use Chart tails for sure.

BTW...what kinda cover are you tossing them into?

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Texas rig baby brush hog has put many fish in many boats for years. BTW I'd go get in his boat if I were you since he's calling🤣 

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5 hours ago, ReggieT said:

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!

Attractants may or may not improve your hooking success.

 

In Dr. Keith Jones' book, Knowing Bass, Dr. Jones tells us that bass do hold onto baits that have positive scents:

Number of Strikes

Bait               Without Scent         With Scent

Crankbait             22                       44

 

Lure Retention Time

Bait               Without Scent         With Scent

Crankbait       0.4 Seconds           0.9 Seconds

 

Scents on Softbait Retention

Most strikes on soft baits were held onto for 6 seconds with scent on the plastic.

 

Dr. Jones discusses molecule size and that some scents have molecules too large to pass through the bass' receptors.

 

It does not matter what Dr. Jones found out or what others say. It boils down to confidence in your technique, bait, and if you believe scent will help the bass locate your bait and then hold onto it longer so you can feel they have it and can set the hook.

 

Give scent a try and you decide if it makes any difference.

 

 

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Also, to note the various baby brush hog color options (along with all the Zoom color options and styles) check out this web site.

 

Look up #42.

 

http://virginiaguidebaitco.com/

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2 hours ago, stratoliner92 said:

Texas rig baby brush hog has put many fish in many boats for years. BTW I'd go get in his boat if I were you since he's calling🤣 

Been trying to for about 5 yrs...he'll disseminate fishing info galore.

I've tried bribing this dude with gas, food, liquor, $$$$ and everything short of snuggling up with him!!!🤢🤕

But, HE NO TAKE ME FISHING!😭🐳

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Never thrown the baby but have had a ton of success on the brush hog. Texas rigged on a 3/0 or 4/0 in green pumpkin. Generally bank fishing throwing into and around shallow cover. Have probably caught the most fish using this method. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 3:28 AM, ReggieT said:

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!🙄

Not sure what part of AL you live but there's an awesome Tackle Shop in Oxford, AL.  I used to stop in there whenever I could while on travel for work.

Oh, congrats on the diploma.

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***UPDATE***

Just got these lil fellers in!!!

I AM STOKED!!!!

 

Fishing #1.jpg

Fishing #2.jpg

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OK Reggie, now go out there and clobber them for us. :) 

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16 hours ago, Sam said:

OK Reggie, now go out there and clobber them for us. :) 

I'm ON IT DOG-GONE IT!🤩

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Ive caught a lot of fish on them. Esp. the watermelon red, and black with red sparkle. I use a bb shot for weight. They work best for me in brush ( imagine that ! ) I have only caught a few fish on the brush hog, but one was a 4 pounder.

The green pumkin chartruese tail  yum dingers are great too . I tend to catch bigger fish on them than the bbhogs.

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On 1/4/2019 at 1:07 AM, Sam said:

Also, to note the various baby brush hog color options (along with all the Zoom color options and styles) check out this web site.

 

Look up #42.

 

http://virginiaguidebaitco.com/

Geez!

What a plethora of baby brush hog colors!!!🤯

Do you work for these guys or own this outfit?

On 1/5/2019 at 8:43 PM, Green Hornet said:

Not sure what part of AL you live but there's an awesome Tackle Shop in Oxford, AL.  I used to stop in there whenever I could while on travel for work.

Oh, congrats on the diploma.

Oxford is on the other side Anniston...about an hr from me.

Do you know the name of that Tackle Shop?

Always trying to snoop around new tackle shops!! LOL

On 1/4/2019 at 12:51 AM, Sam said:

Attractants may or may not improve your hooking success.

 

In Dr. Keith Jones' book, Knowing Bass, Dr. Jones tells us that bass do hold onto baits that have positive scents:

Number of Strikes

Bait               Without Scent         With Scent

Crankbait             22                       44

 

Lure Retention Time

Bait               Without Scent         With Scent

Crankbait       0.4 Seconds           0.9 Seconds

 

Scents on Softbait Retention

Most strikes on soft baits were held onto for 6 seconds with scent on the plastic.

 

Dr. Jones discusses molecule size and that some scents have molecules too large to pass through the bass' receptors.

 

It does not matter what Dr. Jones found out or what others say. It boils down to confidence in your technique, bait, and if you believe scent will help the bass locate your bait and then hold onto it longer so you can feel they have it and can set the hook.

 

Give scent a try and you decide if it makes any difference.

 

 

I'm ALL IN!

Give me yer number 1 & 2 Top Scents 👃 to begin with?

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10 hours ago, ReggieT said:

Geez!

What a plethora of baby brush hog colors!!!🤯

Do you for these guys or own this outfit?

Oxford is on the other side Anniston...about an hr from me.

Do you know the name of that Tackle Shop?

Always trying to snoop around new tackle shops!! LOL

I'm ALL IN!

Give me yer number 1 & 2 Top Scents 👃 to begin with

It's called The Tackle Box.  A couple local fishermen took the shop over from an elderly couple.  Still mom and pop-ish but with a lot of current stuff.

Enjoy 

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No, I don't own Virginia Guide.
They have all the current and past Zoom products, plus the ones shipped over to Japan, in every color available.

And if you want a special color, they can have a special run made for you but you need to order a lot of plastics.

 

I like MegaStrike and JJ's Magic for scent.

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I think if a friend of mine was blowing me up with pictures of fish he's catching and wouldn't take me fishing I'd be blocking his number.

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On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 9:08 PM, ReggieT said:

Hey Thanks Allen.

Let me see what I've got stuffed away and I may be giving you a holler.

Pretty sure I could use Chart tails for sure.

BTW...what kinda cover are you tossing them into?

 

You let me know if you find someplace they don't work.

 

Allen

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8 hours ago, bagofdonuts said:

I think if a friend of mine was blowing me up with pictures of fish he's catching and wouldn't take me fishing I'd be blocking his number.

Nah, can't do that, the information & expertise he passes on is wayyyy too valuable!

He has some "issues"💀, that I'd rather not be a part of, "flying down the river at 60 mph and over deep water!" 🚓👀😱

Keep em in yer prayers! He's a good dude...just battling some tuff demons in this season of his life...😈

 

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I've only caught like 2 bass on a texas rig... but I've gotten more bites on a baby brush hog than any other bait. It's a  technique I need a lot of work on. I always throw it when I go bass fishing though, so one of these days I'll get better at it.

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