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I've found the 6" perch sluggo to be absolutely killer. But when I ask local tackle shops they tell me nobody uses them anymore. I've gone as far as adding doll eyes and dyes with great success catching quality large and smallmouth.

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I have some but it has been a couple of years since I actually fished with them.  I fish with flukes more now.

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I do and catch fish on them.  Best method for me is weightless.  I caught a 4.5 pounder on a rainbow trout colored one in summer of 2018.

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Yuup have a stockpile ive bought in the last 20 yrs from places in clearance or goin out of business ..they work 

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Haven't used a sluggo since I was like 12 but I used to catch a ton of fish on them.  

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I still use a lot of Lunker City baits, they're a very underrated company for some reason. The Sluggo, Salad Spoon and Hellgies are almost always in the boat. The sluggo is still a confidence bait for me, it still outfishes the fluke.  The Salad spoon is a good alternative topwater with some unique sound/action, hooksets aren't superb (but not dismal either)... The Hellgies are a great numbers bait. I'll toss them under docks all day long, the fish are not at all conditioned to their fairly unique profile. 

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Yes, I use them for skipping docks (although I use a local manufacturers knockoff version for the smaller size).  I find that weightless sluggos skip better & flatter than flukes, and stay on the hook better during all that abuse.

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Use the 6" Sluggo for Scrounger trailers.

Tom

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Still use them. I find I have to order them since nobody carries them locally.

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Thats the hard part finding them in the box stores mom and pops have them more often im sure cabelas and bps have them very underated lures ..the ss and finfish are also great baits also

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My late grandfather swore by these . The grey/silver color and the tequila / red shad culprit worms. If he couldn't catch a bass on one of those two he'd call it a day lol. I remember him having very successful days with them.

 

You don't see much about them because the market is flooded with the latest and greatest and let's face it... Bass aren't usually very picky. I think every company out there has a soft plastic that will catch bass.. timing and technique far outweigh color or brand.

 

They're like classic muscle cars... Still awesome to this day , just not seen as often.

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The 3" is for dropshotting and the 4.5" for the river in the fall. I use alewife and rainbow trout colors.

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I still use them.  I even have a bunch of the texposer hooks that they made specifically for the sluggo.  

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On 2/11/2019 at 4:21 PM, Sluggo61 said:

Why haven't you kept using them if they caught fish?

Was this a question for me?  If so, I just moved away from finesse type fishing in general (yes, I consider soft plastic jerkbaits to be finesse).  I almost never fish senko style baits either and we all know how many fish those stupid things catch.  I just like other techniques/baits more.

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Heck yes I use them!!! White or black are the only colors I use. So simple. I’ve even tried the 9” tandem rigged sluggos that I use for striped bass. Check out a vid on YouTube for rigging 9” sluggos with two hooks and nail weights. I’ve caught several bass over 4lbs on them.   😉

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:57 PM, Tizi said:

I do and catch fish on them.  Best method for me is weightless.  I caught a 4.5 pounder on a rainbow trout colored one in summer of 2018.

I've always fished them weightless as well.  It has been over 20 years since I used them, but I vaguely remember the back of the package saying they are best fished weightless.

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