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I used to like fishing plastic lizards. A Zoom 6" plastic lizard in brn pumpkin/ chart tail was one of my favorite soft plastics. I havnt used any in a few seasons. Going through some older bags of plastics I tucked away, I found 2 bags. 1 brn, 1brn/ pumpkin chart tail. I used them a lot years ago, and always liked them. As with other baits, I stopped using them and moved on to other things. They offer a different profile and look than most creature baits, craws, and plastic worms. Sometimes, going through older baits, you wonder why you ever stopped using them? Are you still using plastic lizards? What sizes or brands do you like? I'm putting them back in my box this season. Another thing that I remember was that most guys thought of them as a spring time bait- especially around spawning bass.I caught most of my lizard fish after this- in hot weather. Are you still fishing with them, or have they been replaced? A great bass lure for sure

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They always seem to work just as well as any other creature or worm, as far as I can tell. I like the zoom and the Mr. Twister super lizard.  Good for pitching (vertical) and dragging (horizontal), to make use of the limb and tail action. I'm not convinced they are uniquely effective around the spawn, or that they are less effective than anything else the rest of the year.

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I was just thinking about them the other day myself. Always done well with them for smallies just letting them drift with the current. And like you, just moved on to throwing other things and forgot about them. I even have a box in the boat dedicated to lizards and will pull them out this year. 6" GP magic and moccasin blue produced well for me. I mostly tossed them during the summer months.

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Pre-spawn & spawn = Liz-zards 😉

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I havent used lizards much but have had a few really spectacular days with them. Love dropshotting a 6" lizard with chartruse tail

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I fish the Lizard & Brush Hog’s together in the spawn. 

When im fishing my local rivers I usually opt for a Zoom 4” Lizard for the Smallies.

If I’m hitting the bigger lakes, I generally start off with a 6” Brush Hog to see if I can get the big girls. If they aren’t hitting on that, then I downsize to the Baby Brush Hog.

Then, if they still aren’t wanting the commotion the Brush Hogs put off, I go to a 6” Z-Man Lizard, and finally if they don’t want that I’ll down size to the 4” Zoom.

So to answer your question; yes I still fish lizards. Usually in that progression.

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They look so similar to the brush hog and baby brush hog that I rarely fish them anymore. I do still have some, and actually caught my PB on an 8" watermelon Zoom lizard. 

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I throw lizards year round. Mostly on C Rigs. But I will flip them on a t rig, a keel weighted hook, and even weightless on top of slop.

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Yes. I also use the 6" Zoom lizard. Texas rigged with a pegged bullet weight all spring and summer.

Along with the Zoom speed craw and small size Christie Critter,  the 6" lizard are my three go to's.

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This may sway your opinion of their use lol.

 

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If the water temp is 50+ I have a Zoom lizard in the water.

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25 minutes ago, 1201vilbig said:

This may sway your opinion of their use lol.

 

Not exactly a real world scenario, as it was a stocked pond with domesticated largemouth...: ) But that is some of the best footage I've seen of feeding bass, especially in slow motion !

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13 minutes ago, J.Vincent said:

Not exactly a real world scenario, as it was a stocked pond with domesticated largemouth...: ) But that is some of the best footage I've seen of feeding bass, especially in slow motion !

He has tons of great footage of bass feeding on his channel. I would have no self control if that was my pond. 

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3 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

They look so similar to the brush hog and baby brush hog that I rarely fish them anymore. I do still have some, and actually caught my PB on an 8" watermelon Zoom lizard. 

 

Same. Between brush hogs, and curly tail grubs/worms that all have similar action, they just take up space in the tackle trays and add space to my wallet. 

 

Might be kinda interesting to wacky rig one, though. 

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Worms , lizards and craws .   Usually its just a guess as to which one i choose . My cousin and I won the largest tournament ever held on Mark Twain lake one September . Almost 500 boats .  All our fish came on   six inch Texas rigged lizard's off of a  point in   18 to 20 foot of water . We used purple and electric grape Bass Pro Squirmin Lizards .  We just felt lizards did a slightly better job at getting those important  three lb tournament fish  in the boat than worms . 

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Lizards are always on the ready in my boat.4 in 6in & magnum all work well for me through out different times of the year.Zoom makes a 5 in I like to throw but they're hard to find in the stores.Texas or C- rig

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6 hours ago, 1201vilbig said:

This may sway your opinion of their use lol.

 

Good video.As others have said maybe not a true scenario. Wonder if they starved these bass, then dumped in the salamanders? Either way, looks like these fish are hungry, and would probably eat anything.

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For some reason, I have tended to use the zoom  lizards mostly around beddin' time , and for long periods of time dont use them. I always have them in my box though. I use the zoom pumpkin 6 inchers with as little weight as possible. The more weight I use, the less fish I catch. Every time. Where I fish, they mainly want it horizontal and I catch a high % of them with it moving. Throwing it through and around eel grass edges is deadly in late spring, summer, and fall when the eel grass is emerged.

I catch better quality fish on them than baby brush hogs.

One struggle I have is that they dont cast as good as I like with the small weight I use. But if I add weight they just dont bite it as much, even if I try to keep it up on top. I can cast it just far enough to get bit so I guess thats all that matters.

And the bites on lizards are usually violent !

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Yup, I always have some with me. One of the only things I c-rig, and t-rig it all the time. I think lizards are victims of their own success. I am convinced that most of the time bass don't bite them because they think they are lizards, they bite them because of their profile and action, which in my mind is almost ideal. I'm also pretty sure that bass don't think a beaver is a beaver or that a senko is a Cohiba...

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The only one for me:

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mobasser said:

Good video.As others have said maybe not a true scenario. Wonder if they starved these bass, then dumped in the salamanders? Either way, looks like these fish are hungry, and would probably eat anything.

Those private farm ponds are a different world altogether. One of the ones I visited had one pond dedicated to only catfish. There was a hula hoop floating in the water at the end of the dock. The owners threw the Purina Fish Chow into that hoop and the hoop would keep the feed from floating away. All you had to do was step on that dock and the water inside that hoop started boiling. They would eat anything you threw in there. It was similar in the bass ponds - the fish rarely saw outsiders, just the owners coming down to feed them, so the fish weren't scared of humans like they are in public waters.

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I'd pay twenty dollars to see the guy feeding the bass to wade out there with no pants on .

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8 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I'd pay twenty dollars to see the guy feeding the bass to wade out there with no pants on .

I'd give him twenty if he keeps his pants on.

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