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I might have the opportunity to go fishing this weekend.  This is incredibly rare for me right now as I'm working two jobs so I don't get to be picky about conditions.  We have flash flood warnings right now and the water will be high and muddy this weekend.  I'm still trying to stick with my commitment to fish only jigs and plastics this year but I don't have a good understanding of how to identify plastics with not much "action" and those with a lot of "action".  I will need something flappy and noisy if I go this weekend.  Here's a list of some of the craw/creatures I have in dark colors.  If anyone can shed some light on which have the most action it would be much appreciated.  If you could tell me the difference between the ones that do and don't and why that would be a bonus.  

Rage Tail Structure Bug

Rage Tail Menace

Yum crawdad

Berkley Crazy Legs Chigger Craw

Berkley Bearded Grass Pig

Doomsday Tackle Devastator 3.8

Yum Christie Critter

I also have some monster-size worms (some with bright-colored ribbon tails) and some lizards if you recommend those instead.  I'll also be throwing some larger profile jigs with rattles but I want to be prepared with some T-rigged plastics.  Thanks in advance.  

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7 minutes ago, BigAngus752 said:

  If anyone can shed some light on which have the most action it would be much appreciated.  If you could tell me the difference between the ones that do and don't and why that would be a bonus.  

Rage Tail Structure Bug

Rage Tail Menace

Yum crawdad

Berkley Crazy Legs Chigger Craw

Berkley Bearded Grass Pig

Doomsday Tackle Devastator 3.8

Yum Christie Critter

 

While most of all the baits you've listed have quite a bit of Action, and all can & do catch bass depending on how you fish them, you may want to consider the 'profile & size" of each as well.

That Chigger Craw & the Rage Bug  both put out a decent vibe. 

Additionally, I think a Grass Pig is a paddle tail swimbait - nice action though. 

Good Luck

A-Jay 

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

While most of all the baits you've listed have quite a bit of Action, and all can & do catch bass depending on how you fish them, you may want to consider the 'profile & size" of each as well.

That Chigger Craw & the Rage Bug  both put out a decent vibe. 

Additionally, I think a Grass Pig is a paddle tail swimbait - nice action though. 

Good Luck

A-Jay 

Thank you for this.  I was thinking the Rage Bug should displace a significant amount of water.  And I left out an important part of the pig description...it's a bag of Bearded Grass Pigs.  It is designed to be a swim bait but it looks like a freakish shrimp or squid.  It's heavily salted and has a very heavy body.  I've not had a chance to get one in the water yet but I would think a bass would eat it just because it's so ugly.  LOL 

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Well I am a HUGE fan of the Rage Bug.

It has accounted for several very respectable bass for me the past few seasons.

Especially hanging on the back of a swing head or a vibrating jig.

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A-Jay

 

 

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9 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Well I am a HUGE fan of the Rage Bug.

It has accounted for several very respectable bass for me the past few seasons.

Especially hanging on the back of a swing head or a vibrating jig.

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A-Jay

 

 

I generally hang a paddle tail off of my vibrating jigs.  I will give the bug a try!  Thanks

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With the muddy water I'd bring along a chatterbait and use some of those soft plastics as trailers. My go to chatterbait trailer is a Pit Boss.

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