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I am always trying to minimize the amount of tackle I carry, and my biggest struggle is with soft baits. I have been able to consolidate all the plastics I need for a day into one 3600 tackle bag, and even though that is still more than needed, I realized last night that I have been carrying the same bag of Pink Trick worms, and Pink Sluggos for a good 5 years without once throwing them.

 

I know pink will catch fish, but I would have to be in a really tough spot to reach for a pink worm with all the other choices. I know guys use them and catch fish because when I used to sell Plastics in Bulk, I would always get tons of pink swirls Senkos, Leeches and other baits that were overstocks. I would sell the Pink swirls and finesse worms at a pretty good clip, same person would often buy a few hundred in a year. Should I keep them in the bag? I always do the "What If" and that game can take you down all sorts of scenarios which never happen.

 

I would like to know if anyone relies on Pink as a color, or Orange etc.... When do you grab a pink or super bright bait and truly throw it with confidence for more than say 10 minutes without a strike?

 

Thanks. Interested in responses.

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I always do the "What If" and that game can take you down all sorts of scenarios which never happen

'What if' is the enemy of catching fish. Recognizing that is the first step to recovery. Like you, I'm a minimalist (or minimalist wannabe). Haven't got there yet but still trying.

 

A guy on the lake told me about pink/red lures, especially for trout, he was catching loads of fish on them. So I bought a bag of pink & white crappie lures, caught nothing on them, so then rarely used them. I've also tried pink and orange for dink fish on an ultralight setup but had noticeably better results using the same lures in greens/blacks.

 

Pink & orange work for some, but so far, not for me. Until I get better at fishing, going to stick with greens, browns, blue/blacks.

 

Your mileage may vary.

 

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Pink Trick Worms are amazing. I also have pink Bass Pro Fin Eke worms in my assortment. The pink worms have caught me more fish in the last 12 months than almost anything else.

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Floating pink or orange trick worms through mid June 

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I use a lot of bubble gum in pre spawn.

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Pink trick worms on a wacky rig. Pink TRD on a Ned. Electric chicken bladed jig. I use all of them pretty often. 

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Always have the pink (and white) trick worms in the bag from spawn through early summer around here.

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Pink Sluggos put fish in the boat. My daughter uses a pink Bandit 100 that is no slouch either.

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Bubblegum flukes are my go-to lure when I can’t seem to get bit on anything.   Funny thing is that I never use them when the fish are biting something else.  I guess I like having an ace in the hole.

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I use to carry yellow, white, and pink trick worms, but for whatever reason, only the pink ones were consistent producers. I’ve dropped out the yellow and white, and pink trick worms are all that are in my bag now. 

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I’ve got two weird theories/experiences on this; if the fish are acting aggressive switch to pink and you’ll get even more bites. If the bite is slow try pink and it might get a lethargic fish to bite. I guess these thoughts are opposite, but maybe I just like outfishing my partner throwing a more traditional color 

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No, I had to get my butt kicked by a partner using delta down Roboworms before I would try pink.

I read articles about bubble gum pink wacky rigged weightless worms for decades just never gave it any consideration to use them.

Tom

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I always have pink senkos, pink flukes, and morning dawn roboworms on deck.

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Somebody around here is, many times when I go to grab a bag of bubblegum/pink they are gone...lol

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Yes while on the Mattaponi and Potomac Rivers in Virginia.

 

For some unknown reason, the bass in these two rivers seem to like the color pink.

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One of my top 5 biggest fish was caught on a bubble gum fluke, out of a somewhat murky lake.

When I ran out of them , I never bought any more for some reason. They dont seem to like that color as much on my home lake, but maybe it's because I havent fished them as much.

They do love the orange sparkle senkos out there though.

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Zoom's Trick Worm Merthiolate 😉

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I have always done better with orange than with green, black and blue.

 

It’s not that easy to get orange worms, but craws are usually available.

 

.......yes there is a basket of fresh plastics in one of the kitchen cabinets.......

 

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Outfished a friend of mine for a couple years - using Caffeine Shads... white, pearl, baby bass, etc.  Feeling pretty smug and rubbing it in until he showed up last year with the same bait in Pink Bubble Gum.  

 

I gave him a real hard time about - until he outfished me 4:1.  Guess I have to make the decision this year to swallow my pride and show up with Pink Pride.  

 

Ok I’ll admit it - I think pink can work really well at times..

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No, it doesn't match well with my nails, shoes or purse...

 

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19 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

No, it doesn't match well with my nails, shoes or purse...

 

:stupid:

So when did fish get to be fashion critics?

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16 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Always have the pink (and white) trick worms in the bag from spawn through early summer around here.

Works in Tennessee also.

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I've never given a true pink or bubble gum color a true chance. Would try it and really too quick to stop. But to throw Morning Dawn and Chameleon is productive. The chameleon is a pink but like a flat pink. I never seen a solid color orange soft plastic.

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I regularly fish "bubblegum" weightless T-rigged Zoom trickworms and flukes.

 

Fishing for LMB in stained to muddy GA ponds.

 

Have "heard" smallmouth like brighter colors, but no question our small water largemouths love pink baits.

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