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Good morning yall...

My fiancee got me a pack of Yum Brush Hogs (Pumpkinseed) and I wanted to get some ideas on how these should be rigged and fished...I have no idea as I have trouble deciding what the heck it is supposed to look like, as far as I can tell, Yum took all the scraps from their other plastics and welded them together in some crazy contraption.

I tried it yesterday, basically just Texas rigged it, and fished it slow along the bottom with some twitching.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Don't worry about what it looks like just Texas Rig it and fish it   ;)

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They are very versatile. C-rig, T-rig, flip, pitch, jig trailer....you can use them just about any way you can think up.

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I'm assuming you mean ZOOM brush hogs? If it is a YUM product it could be a wooly hog tail or hog craw.

Your not wrong fishing it the way you did. The creature style baits can be fished the same ways you fish any other bait you fish texas rigged. Personally, my most effective way to fish creature style baits is to flip or pitch them (texas rigged) into cover like wood and weeds. I have also had success fising them on a carolina rig or cutting them and using them as a jig trailer.

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I fish it two way primarily. T-rigged and weightless. Both work well for me. My 2nd biggest bass was caught on a red shad Brush Hog! As others have said, I flip it, pitch it or cast it in or around grass and wood. One technique that worked well for me during the summer was adding a 1oz bullet weight to it and cast it into the thickest grass I could find and worked it on the bottom! Most other times of the year when I t-rigged it, I use the lightest weight I can get away with.

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I bought some Baby Brushhogs a few years ago for something different and did not use them much. I was on the Susquehanna in PA on day fishing for smallmouth in the summer and could not buy a bite in the low,clear, warm water. I put on a Baby Brushhog in P&B and fished them around the grass beds and cleaned up. I had  them rigged on #8 test on a spinning reel along with a 1/0 and 2/0 hook T rigged with a 1/8oz wt. and it saved the day. Why they worked, I don't know. Maybe it was just something different but, it worked that day and many days since.

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Green pumkin baby brush hogs are one of the greatest SM lures made.

Allen

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I rig them on a 1/8oz. or a 1/4oz. owner sled head. I work them the way you did and have great look. You can flip and pitch them in heavy cover also.

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Zoom brush hogs is one of my favortie baits. I throw them t-rigged and c-rigged. I have had better luck on the baby brush hogs durning the day and the brush hog of a night w/ rattle attached.

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I caught my PB smallmouth bass using the baby brush hog on a drop shot rig with a 1/0 drop shot hook through the head of the lure.  I don't know what made me try the brush hog on a drop shot, but I'm glad I did, because it worked well.

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As was stated earlier,it can be used in many different ways.T-rig it,C-rig it,drop shot it,and fish it weightless.My favorite use is to T-rig it on a pegged flippin' rig,and pitch/flip it like I do with a flippin' tube.

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I prefer to use baby brush hogs in green pumpkin on a c-rig around sand bars/humps and rock/rubble/gravel.  I think they imitate a crawfish.  Have done well on LM and SM this way.  Haven't really t-rigged them...I usually throw a tube or a jig n pig in the t-rig situations.

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This time of the year, I like Green Pumkin pepper with the tails dotted with a garlic marker in chartruese.

Brushogs are fish catching plastics.

Matt.

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Zoom Baby Brush Hogs are my favorite plastic biats. I use many colors that include but not limited to junebug (favorite), watermelon seed, pumpkinseed, watermelon w/red flakes, watermelon candy, etc.

I will fish them in many different ways.

1.) T-rig

2.) C-rig

3.) Weightless

4.) Drop shot

5.) As a trailer------spinnerbaits, jigs, chatterbait

I will use different size weights depending on how I'm fishing.  I will also use the bigger brush hog which also depends on how I want to fish.  

Hope this helps you.  

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