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When Mister Twister first introduced the curly tail grub, my older brother was quick to use this bait. He proved its effectiveness to me several times. We had been fishing and had caught a few bass early one morning, but hadn't had a strike in over an hour. Moving to a small point,he began casting a 3" grub and caught 4 keeper fish in 5 cast. Counting the grub down, and reeling with a slow retrieve, as long as the grub was coming just over the weeds, he caught a fish.One of my first lessons in speed and depth. I've carried grubs for many years, and they have always produced. They also do double duty as jig or spinnerbait trailers, and larger sizes can be Texas rigged and hopped or swam on or near bottom. Some that I've used are Mister Twister, Riverside grubs from Wal Mart, and the Charlie Brewer 3" paddle tail grub, rigged on a slider head. I'd like to try the Rage tail grub too.My older brother got to using a grub Every time we went fishing to the point that I started calling him a grubby kind of guy. If your a novice fisherman, and new to bass fishing, I would urge you to pack some plastic grubs along. Sometimes in all this new bass fishing stuff, a simple rig is still the best. Keep your rig simple, and focus on speed and depth control, the real key to catching bass consistently. I know many smallmouth fisherman use them, but they can work just as well on largemouth bass too. Simple? Yes. Effective? You bet. Glen has a great video on this site, and there's much info available on grub fishing. Are you still fishing grubs for bass? I've been a "grubby" kind of guy for years now.

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I always carry GY single and double tail grubs. 

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I have several colors of Zoom grubs in the boat. I generally don't use them unless the bite is really tough and I need to downsize. I had a day a few years ago I couldn't get a bite. I switched to a grub and caught 9 that day. Caught both large and smallmouth on them that day. I always use mine as a Texas rig. I use a 1/0 skip gap hook with an 1/8 ounce sinker.

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The Rage Tail Menace has replaced grubs for me.

 

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I´ve been known for enjoying fishing the occasional grub... :)

 

 

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 Now on a more serious note, i have said it before and i´ll say it again...  when everything else fails a grub is my savior!

 

 It´s probably my number one confidence lure, i´ve caught bass, zander, pike, wels catfish, barbel, carp etc etc...  on them, i´ve caught small fish, medium fish and big fish with them, i´ve caught fish on winter, spring, summer and fall with them...  you get the idea.

 

 If you´re not fishing a curly tail grub you don´t now what you´re missing...;)

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A proven fish catcher year after year. I like to rig them on the Owner Sled Head Screw-Lock.

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I've fished Zoom Fat Albert grubs for at least 25 years.  

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I buy Kalins in 100 pack bulks! LOVE grub fishing!

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5  inch grubs are great on a Carolina rig too . Kalins had a color called Witches Brew which was   brown and chartreuse tail . It really worked well on a Carolina rig out on the points .

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I used to fish curly-tail grubs on a ball head jig quite a bit for river smallmouth, but the past several years they have been replaced with small paddletail swimbaits.

 

I do still use grubs in the winter months for river walleyes, though this winter I've had more bites on the paddletails.

 

 

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One of the best days I ever had was pitching a five inch fat Albert Texas rigged around buck brush. Lots of ways to fish them. Good dialogue.

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I'm squarely on the grub wagon. On a jig head or swim jig or even weightless or split shot sometimes.   

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4 minutes ago, reason said:

I'm squarely on the grub wagon. On a jig head or swim jig or even weightless or split shot sometimes.   

Add to that, trailers on spinners/chatters/buzzbaits. They really are all-purpose plastics.

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I carry a gallon bag of nothing but grubs in my boat. Most of them are GY grubs, YUM Muy Grubs, or Fat Alberts.

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I always carry Rage Tail Menace grubs and Kalins Lunker grubs.

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I keep a few packs of Fat Albert's and tab tails with on all river trips.

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There is a reason why I always have a 3” white Grub rigged on a chartreuse Roadrunner in my panic box, 24-7/365

 

Grubs are snacks to most gamefish. They will chomp on these, even when they’re not actively feeding. They will chase these when they are actively feeding. Thinking Grubs increase my odds quite a bit. 

 

Subtle like a Ned Rig, but supercharged with the natural propeller-like swimming motion from that single tail that covers all the water columns so effectively. 

 

Kalin’s Grub In Ron’s Craw

Fat Albert in Junebug

these are just a few of my favorite things🎶

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How do you fish a grub?  I use them as trailers all the time, but have never fished one with just a bullet weight.

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3 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

How do you fish a grub?  I use them as trailers all the time, but have never fished one with just a bullet weight.

Most of the time they are rigged on a jig head. Weedgaurds or standard bighead both work. A straight retrieve can be good, or let them sink, raise them up and let fall. For a weedless Texas rig, I like a grub with a slightly longer body, and match the hook size. They are also good on a split shot rig, with a slow steady retrieve, near the bottom

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15 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

How do you fish a grub?  I use them as trailers all the time, but have never fished one with just a bullet weight.

 

6 minutes ago, Mobasser said:

Most of the time they are rigged on a jig head. Weedgaurds or standard bighead both work. A straight retrieve can be good, or let them sink, raise them up and let fall. For a weedless Texas rig, I like a grub with a slightly longer body, and match the hook size. They are also good on a split shot rig, with a slow steady retrieve, near the bottom

If I did rig a grub Texas style, I'd use a 1/16 or 1/8 weight and a keeper hook like the Gamakatsu G-Finesse in any of the three sizes.

 

Shakey Head jigs would also be good with a twin-tail grub.

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1 minute ago, MN Fisher said:

 

If I did rig a grub Texas style, I'd use a 1/16 or 1/8 weight and a keeper hook like the Gamakatsu G-Finesse in any of the three sizes.

 

Shakey Head jigs would also be good with a twin-tail grub.

Yes. Almost forgot the shakey head. One more way they would work well

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Grubs been getting  it done for a long time.Still  a really great river Smallmouth bait.Rage curly tail is a good one.

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I picked up some black and Chartreuse zoom twin tail grubs for swimjig trailers near end of last season. This thread has provide some quality options

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49 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

How do you fish a grub?  I use them as trailers all the time, but have never fished one with just a bullet weight.

 Most of the time i fish them on a normal jighead, if i´m fishing around heavier cover (where the exposed hook of the jighead snags to much) i fish them on a t-rig with the weight pegged with a bobber stopper.

 

 I also use them heavily as trailers for spinnerbaits, chaterbaits and jigs (single and twin tail grubs). They are also one of my favorites trailers for the a-rig as they are cheap and have a lot o action.

 

 Seriously... it´s one of the most versatile and underrated baits there is!

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