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So far this summer, I've been throwing 3 different plastic worms.Mr. Twister phenom, Zoom U Tail, and Culprit 7.5 inch. Most productive has been the Mr. Twister, followed by the Zoom U Tail. Also picked up some Zoom G tail worms, as I was trying to get close to the old Ditto Gatortail, and havnt caught a single bass on this one. It's day will come. As for colors, for us it's been any in the grape/ purple shades getting bit the most along with junebug. Bass around here seem to always go for these colors. What worms are you throwing so far this summer?

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Cut R, Magnum Speed Worm and a 9" Manns Jelly Worm. 

 

Lately there hasn't been a need to throw anything else. 

 

 

Mike

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Mostly Keitech MadWag, Rage Tail Anaconda and Reins Swamp Mover

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Zoom trick and finesse worms in green pumpkin magic and June bug. 6” Red Shad Senkos, only because I bought a tournament bag a few years back and I am trying to go through them. I noticed around here the bigger the bait, the smaller the fish. So I throw small stuff. 

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Here lately it’s been a fat max 7.5 red shad for me.

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The Zoom Ultravibe is always a top producer.  This year I'm trying Berkley's The General and it's running a close second to the Ultravibe.  That horrid smell is a magnet for bass.  

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Curly tail: zoom ol monster and culprit 7.5

 

straight tail: uptons dragon tail or Berkley bottom hopper, zoom trick. 

 

This is my core worm lineup not counting finesse/drop shot stuff

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I've been trying to use up my supply of soft plastics  but it will never happen . I have accumulated  way to many .My top soft plastic worm has been a 6 inch Manns jelly worm in Tequila Sunrise .

2 hours ago, Mobasser said:

grape/ purple shades

What is it about purple and Missouri ?  It seems like most times a a member from Missouri  mentions soft plastic colors , its some sort of purple .

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8 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I've been trying to use up my supply of soft plastics  but it will never happen

Me, too.  But it is so difficult.  I will try to force a plastic that I have no confidence in, just because I feel the need to use it up.  In the meantime, I am rushing it or using it in a way not really ideal and giving up on it quickly.  Too often, my brain gets in my way....and not just fishing...lol

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13 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I've been trying to use up my supply of soft plastics  but it will never happen . I have accumulated  way to many .My top soft plastic worm has been a 6 inch Manns jelly worm in Tequila Sunrise .

What is it about purple and Missouri ?  It seems like most times a a member from Missouri  mentions soft plastic colors , its some sort of purple .

Me too. Most of these worms I've had for years. I gave my grandson a bunch, and I'm trying to use up my old stuff first. Don't know about Missouri bass and purple/grape worms, but these colors have been my favorite for a long time. I try others but keep coming back to grape/purple. Our bass like em, that's for sure.

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Last year I upped my jig game with good success, this year I'm upping my bigger sized worm game.........still waiting.

 

I'm using

Strike King Bullworm

Zoom Ol' Monsters

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Sticks : YUM Dinger, 5" and 6"

Curlies : YUM Ribbontail, 7.5", and Big Bite Baits Kriet Tail Worm in 10".

Straight : YUM Mighty Worm, 10.5"

Finesse : YUM Finesse Worm, 6.5"

 

A bit of a YUM fan boy and very brand loyal, but shoot, they give me baits for 3 bucks a pack and they catch fish.  I'm pretty excited about their new baits this year, so this is subject to change.

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Double Z Custom Lures Magnum T-Worm in Bug Bug on a 6th Sense Divine Shakey Head

 

 

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I haven't been able to fish much so far this year and used worms very little. I am in the same shape as @scaleface and @Choporoz. I have way too many soft plastics I try to use up. I don't have anybody to give them to and I don't feel good about giving something to someone I don't have a lot of confidence in.

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I usually start out in spring with standard Zoom trick or finesse worms. Now it's getting hot, and curly or ribbon tail have a little more action and seem to draw more strikes. My fave lake is getting thick milfoil weeds now, so I may change back to a straight tail worm, which comes through the weeds a little better. Zoom or Mann's jelly worms have both worked good

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zoom trick worms ... junebug ... watermelon/red ... green pumpkin ... they hit 'em ... t rigged bullet ... weightless ...

 

good fishing ... 

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5 hours ago, BigAngus752 said:

The Zoom Ultravibe is always a top producer.  This year I'm trying Berkley's The General and it's running a close second to the Ultravibe.  That horrid smell is a magnet for bass.  

The General has been phenomenal this year. My #1 producer and has worked everywhere. 

 

The Zoom Ultravibe is a close second for me. Matter of fact, I use the Ultravibe as a search bait in the summer because I work it so aggressively. Then, I’ll  drop a weightless tx-rigged or wacky General (depending on weed cover) when they reveal their haunts for that subtle follow up, if needed 

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Zman Finesse WormZ and Zoom Finesse worm; just depends on presentation. June bug for both. Don’t even bother carrying anything else most days on the water. No need...

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7 hours ago, Dorado said:

The General has been phenomenal this year. My #1 producer and has worked everywhere. 

 

The Zoom Ultravibe is a close second for me. Matter of fact, I use the Ultravibe as a search bait in the summer because I work it so aggressively. Then, I’ll  drop a weightless tx-rigged or wacky General (depending on weed cover) when they reveal their haunts for that subtle follow up, if needed 

Wow, this is so close to what I have done all year.  I have a buddy that is a tournament fisherman and he was looking at me like I was a freak when I told him how successful spawn and immediate post-spawn was for me when I was fishing a weightless Ultravibe in the thickest brambles I could find.  I had a great pattern going.  If the laydown was in the shade and had a bunch of tiny little branches that your line inevitably tangles around then I could pull a fish out of it with a weightless Ultravibe.  I would have to stand on the bow and jiggle it up and down and back and forth to get it to fall through the little sticks but I was literally calling the targets I would pull a fish out of.  It was a great couple of weeks.  Later when we got tons of rain with the water high and muddy it was all The General.  Wacky or T-Rig they find it by smell.  

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The new one I’m using this year with good luck is the Yum Genie - as a Neko Rig and also Chicken Rig.  Stands straight up with the seductive tail undulation...

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Tequila sunrise Zoom Mag II worm. 

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These from KC Injection Baits. The 10 " Fluorescent Red/Black Vein has been getting choked on a big shakey head. 

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Stocked up on a bunch of 4" Yamamoto Senkos last fall then "discovered" Fat Ika. Haven't looked back. I do like smaller worms but summer vegetation has me using stouter spinning tackle so the Ika really shines.

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I was unable to fish the past few years due to supporting my son's baseball progression and game/practice schedule. This year I decided to try and carve time out for myself and fish more and went totally back to the basics. T-Rig worms, lipless cranks and spinnerbaits.

 

I went to Disney in February and caught fish on swim senkos, so that was the bait for this year.

5" & 3.5"

Black Blue, Smoke w/Black & Grape Flake, Watermelon w/Red & Green Flake

 

So far all have caught bass equally well.

21 hours ago, Catt said:

Double Z Custom Lures Magnum T-Worm in Bug Bug on a 6th Sense Divine Shakey Head

 

 

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That looks sweet. Must be another Toledo Bend Special. I gotta get down there and fish that lake. On the bucket list.

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