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Winter Time ... Is Time For Single Tail Grubs !

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Although there may be newer , more exciting winter fishing baits for bass - a 3.5" ~ 4" single tail grub on a 1/8th oz. ~ 1/4th oz. ball heads will still whack 'em !

For those of you who fish a single tail grub on a jig head -  list your winter grub  set up .

 

Mine :

 

7 ft. M/F spinning rod

2500 series spinning reel

#8 lb. co-poly line (or #15 lb. braid main line with #8 lb.  FC leader)

Zoom Fat Albert Grub (Green Pumpkin , Watermelon Red  & White Pearl )

1/8oz. & 3/16th oz. Gama Round Ball Jig Head

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My setup is much like yours. I fish grubs too, but also use blade bait, tail spinners and I plan on fishing lipless baits also. Ever try a Mann's Stingray grub? Sometimes less is more in cold water

 

 

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I hopped this around on the bottom on Saturday. One of my hand poured baits an old timer makes for me. Super soft. This one used to be watermelon but I left it in a bag of pumpkin lizards. I kind of like the resulting blend

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2 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

I hopped this around on the bottom on Saturday. One of my hand poured baits an old timer makes for me. Super soft. This one used to be watermelon but I left it in a bag of pumpkin lizards. I kind of like the resulting blend

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I do this too -- I use the Strike King football shakyhead, which has a bit bigger/longer hook than most ballheads, and will go in closer to the tail.  Also, it has a 60 degree eye, which ends up at 90 degrees rigged this way.

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Try the manns stingrays grub in smoke or avocado on an1/8 ballhead deadly

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14 minutes ago, padon said:

Try the manns stingrays grub in smoke or avocado on an1/8 ballhead deadly

Old timers that showed me that called it scrubbing, The trick is to just let it be. Not too different than ned.

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Yes very similar to Ned fishing very subtle action that does the trick in winter

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Zoom fat albert kills this time of year. I t-rig it seems to get hung alot less.

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I like GYCB single tail grub.  I caught a ton of crappie and large mouth.  I also like Berkley's Power Grub.  Just about any color seems to work in cold water/early spring.

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14 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

I hopped this around on the bottom on Saturday. One of my hand poured baits an old timer makes for me. Super soft. This one used to be watermelon but I left it in a bag of pumpkin lizards. I kind of like the resulting blend

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*Nice weedless approach !

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11 hours ago, bowhunter63 said:

Zoom fat albert kills this time of year. I t-rig it seems to get hung alot less.

Another vote for the Zoom FA.

 

I rig mine on a ball head jig exposing the hook. I get hung up a bit but I have fewer misses.

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In my opinion if you take a new angler out you should be giving them a 4" Kalin's Grub on a 1/8 ounce darter head or ball head jig. Slow roll it back and you'll get bit. Such an under utilized presentation. Also 4 or 5 inch grubs can be thrown on the back of a skirted swim jig for good success. 

 

Just use a versatile rod. 7'0 Med/Fast ALX Soul with a Daiwa Exceler 2500. 10lb braid with a 6lb flurocarbon leader.

 

Edit: Need to make it weedless.. a little trick I use is a 1/8 ounce SC Dirty jigs Shakey head jig. :)

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I use a medium power Yamamoto spinning rod with a Symetre and 5lb. Maxima.

 

 Chompers grub either Gray red flake or white black flake.

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On 1/21/2019 at 4:33 PM, TnRiver46 said:

I hopped this around on the bottom on Saturday. One of my hand poured baits an old timer makes for me. Super soft. This one used to be watermelon but I left it in a bag of pumpkin lizards. I kind of like the resulting blend

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You get a good hook up ratio with that setup? 

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56 minutes ago, MAN said:

You get a good hook up ratio with that setup? 

Absolutely! Although I dont necessarily write down every bite. If you look at the rocks in the pic you will see why I bury the hook. I would say 75 percent or more of my fishing is done with that little hook, a standard 1/8 oz round ball jig head. I fish plastic worms, tubes, grubs, and gulp minnows with it. Which is pretty much all I throw with a few exceptions

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Well, consider this:

 

I quit fishing grubs when the Rage Tail Menace was introduced.  I fish it T-rigged, weedless, ticking the

bottom for the most part.  This is the only artificial lure I have ever used that out-fished live bait (smallmouth

on the Tennessee River).  Just give them a try and see what you think.

 

:love-093: 

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1 hour ago, roadwarrior said:

Well, consider this:

 

I quit fishing grubs when the Rage Tail Menace was introduced.  I fish it T-rigged, weedless, ticking the

bottom for the most part.  This is the only artificial lure I have ever used that out-fished live bait (smallmouth

on the Tennessee River).  Just give them a try and see what you think.

 

:love-093: 

Kent, do you have a preferred color, or multiple?

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1 hour ago, roadwarrior said:

Well, consider this:

 

I quit fishing grubs when the Rage Tail Menace was introduced.  I fish it T-rigged, weedless, ticking the

bottom for the most part.  This is the only artificial lure I have ever used that out-fished live bait (smallmouth

on the Tennessee River).  Just give them a try and see what you think.

 

:love-093: 

I like the rage rail menace grub too. We started using it last summer. Summer Craw was a productive color. My grandson was the first to use it, on a shakey head. Very good grub. I don't see why it wouldn't work in cold water, slowly retrieved near bottom. 

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1 hour ago, Mobasser said:

I like the rage rail menace grub too. We started using it last summer. Summer Craw was a productive color. My grandson was the first to use it, on a shakey head. Very good grub. I don't see why it wouldn't work in cold water, slowly retrieved near bottom. 

It indeed works in cold water. I have never considered the menace a grub, although it says grub on the package haha. It’s a craw in my eyes 

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50 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

It indeed works in cold water. I have never considered the menace a grub, although it says grub on the package haha. It’s a craw in my eyes 

Yes , more like a craw. I like the subtle action these have

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15 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Absolutely! Although I dont necessarily write down every bite. If you look at the rocks in the pic you will see why I bury the hook. I would say 75 percent or more of my fishing is done with that little hook, a standard 1/8 oz round ball jig head. I fish plastic worms, tubes, grubs, and gulp minnows with it. Which is pretty much all I throw with a few exceptions

*That's a short shank ball head jig - who makes it ?

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I think I got them at a local tackle store, there was no brand on the last batch I got so I'm guessing they are made in someone's basement . I use the arkies from Walmart quite a bit also. When you hang up hundreds of times , it helps to have a hook that might bend (a tad). I would rather use a strong hook but I would also not rather hang up and retie all day. They hold big smallmouth surprisingly well as long as you don't horse them. Usually they are hooked in the roof of the mouth and very difficult to unhook. They don't throw the bait nearly as often as a rattle trap 

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