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I am going fishing this weekend with some women from the office, and my wife.  All fairly new to it, using zebcos.  Advice is needed for lure selection.  I was thinking crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinners.  Cast and retrieve stuff.  Grubs on a jig.  Senkos and trickworms, Carolina style.  What would y'all take?  I want them to have fun, and yes I am worried about the treble hooks.  We will be in Johnboats.

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I think if the senco bite is good right now I would go with that as long as I could. You don’t want to ruin some ones day with a treble hook. 

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Wacky?  Texas?

 

 OrI was thinking that or a curly tail grub/swimbait on a jig head or belly wait hook weedless.  

 

 

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You pretty much have it covered. 

Depending on the water I'd stick with....

Senkos, worms, cranks, and spinners.

Rig a few wacky and shaky head combos too. 

But bring all that you mentioned. 

 

I know some women who can out fish a lot of men. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Yeah, one of my daughter's just catches fish.  

I'll take my first aid kit.

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Have you considered live minnows or crickets? If they are wanting the "bass fishing" experience I get it, but if they just want to catch fish live bait is probably the way to go.

 

Oh yeah... BEETLESPINS!

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Rooster tails. May not catch big fish but usually good for smaller fish and numbers, as well as crappie and bream. 

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Beetle spins and the rigged worms, the ones with three small hooks and the dot on the front.  Using these is easy and they will take fish of almost all species and sizes.

 

I don't see trebles on a crankbait as being a big risk as long as there is an experienced fisherman in the boat to provide assistance.

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Know the location of the nearest bathroom. I second beetle spins, small crank baits and split shot finesse worms. Might bring along night crawlers or crickets if ya can get'em. Are the john boats going to be equipped with trolling motors or something to control boat positioning? 

Good luck!

FM

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We'll be at a lake house on a private lake.  They want to catch Bass  on lures. We have trolling motors.

 

Got some top water poppers and jitterbugs.  Liards and worms. Some crankbaits, some hard jerk baits, some spinners.  Spoons and toads.  Grubs and small swimbaits.

 

I will also take some beetle spins and rooster tails.  Good idea!

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Wacky Rig 😉

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Weightless or lightly weighted Texas Rigged Senko 

You can't fish it "wrong".

Cast it out, and chat a bit, move it a little, chat a bit, Repeat. 

Rarely snags, no trebles flying around once a fish is landed, as safe as you can get.

Have an assortment of 'colors' and let them choose THEIR favorite.

They ALL work.

Good Luck, have Fun and take lots of Pics 

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A-Jay

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7 hours ago, thinkingredneck said:

 I want them to have fun, and yes I am worried about the treble hooks.  

Pinch down or snip off the barbs on whatever cranks they might use. Sure they may lose a fish or three but's it beats a clinic trip etc.

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You need to get them on fish, not trying to break your PB. They're going to get quickly bored if they're not catching fish regularly. 

 

Get them minnows and worms, and put them on some bluegills and crappies. 

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People always recommend Senkos and t-rigs on threads like these but I disagree. People with no fishing experience aren't going to understand how to feel the bite, line watch or how to properly set the hook if/when they do realize they are getting bit. Especially if they are going to be using spincaster combos with rods that probably aren't very sensitive and may not be very stiff. A wacky rig with a small, sharp, open hook might be a little easier.

 

I would opt for moving baits, single hooked or trebles, where they can reel and the fish will mostly hook themselves. Live bait under bobbers are good for novice anglers too. 

 

I could be completely wrong but I have seen too many children and inexperienced anglers have trouble with all aspects of worm fishing.

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Definitely introduce them to Mr. Ned (Rig). The goal is to catch a bunch of fish. 

 

Senkos too. I wouldn't mess with anything else other than maybe inline spinners. 

 

The irritation of snagging crankbaits can ruin it for them.

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Thanks guys.

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18 hours ago, Kev-mo said:

Pinch down or snip off the barbs on whatever cranks they might use. Sure they may lose a fish or three but's it beats a clinic trip etc.

I fish exclusively with non barbed hooks when i smallie fish on rivers. In my personal experience it hasnt lost me any more fish as far as I could tell, just makes it easier to get hooks out of my pants or shirt that my little nephews seem to snag 😂

On 2/28/2019 at 7:19 AM, thinkingredneck said:

I am going fishing this weekend with some women from the office, and my wife.  All fairly new to it, using zebcos.  Advice is needed for lure selection.  I was thinking crankbaits, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinners.  Cast and retrieve stuff.  Grubs on a jig.  Senkos and trickworms, Carolina style.  What would y'all take?  I want them to have fun, and yes I am worried about the treble hooks.  We will be in Johnboats.

Buy a pack or two of "Mister Twister" or other brand "squiggly tail" grubs and some 1/16 1/8 jigheads and let them go to town. The ol lead and grub has caught me many fish including my two biggest smallies. also plenty of opportunity to catch other species.

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I would set them up with Texas rigs with grubs or Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craws. Centipedes should also work well for them.

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I like to start new people off with a weedless plastic that works on a fast retrieve. New people seem to go too fast so something like a burner-worm, ribbontail, or craw seems to work out well.  Less snags and plastics work when deadsticked as well. 

 

 

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I am with AJay, keep it simple, simple, simple with any worm Texas rigged, or you will spend all day with treble hooks hung up in something and no one will have fun.

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On 2/28/2019 at 7:25 AM, A-Jay said:

Weightless or lightly weighted Texas Rigged Senko 

You can't fish it "wrong".

Cast it out, and chat a bit, move it a little, chat a bit, Repeat. 

Rarely snags, no trebles flying around once a fish is landed, as safe as you can get.

Have an assortment of 'colors' and let them choose THEIR favorite.

They ALL work.

Good Luck, have Fun and take lots of Pics 

:smiley:

A-Jay

5” Senkos wacky or Texas rigged as the K.I.S.S. method seems applicable in your scenario. As @A-Jay suggested, let them choose their favorite color. Granted some colors seem to work better than others, and this provides a process of elimination. If some are a little more accomplished, let ‘em throw whatever they want. And just for fun and make it interesting, maybe spend a couple of bucks on a couple of little plastic trophies for “biggest” and “most” fish. 

 

Good luck @thinkingredneck, we look forward to hearing about the First Annual Office Tournament results!

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It got cold.  One 2 lb bass was caught.  Plastic worm

Just now, thinkingredneck said:

It got cold.  One 2 lb bass was caught.  Plastic worm

We are going again after the cold snap is over.

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I guess I am kind of on the opposite side of a texas rig or soft plastic. I have been fishing soft plastics 25 years and I still miss fish on them. I can't imagine the frustration a newbie would have trying to feel the bite and set the hook. I would opt for a moving bait like a spinner bait or inline spinner if you must use artificial lures. However, if it were me we would be using minnows or night crawlers.

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