Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
tritz18

Culprit Worm

Recommended Posts

Hey guys I was just wondering what ur thoughts are on the culprit. Favorite colors, size, and rigging, for stained to dirty water.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only three colors I use in Culprit. Junebug, Redshad and Purple.  Mostly the 7.5 inch ones.  10" at night but they are a bit thick.  I just started back to Charlies Worms Junebug 8" on certain occasions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big fan of Tequila Shad or Tequila Sunrise color.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any thoughts on how to use them? I have had some for a while, and I have not even caught a cold on one.

                  -searoach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fish them around grass, or any type of structure.  Cast them out and let them settle to the bottom.  Bounce or drag the worm across the bottom by lifting your rod tip, not by reeling.  When rod tip gets to about 10:00 or 11:00 O'clock, then lower your rod tip and reel in the slack.  Repeat until you get a bite/bump.  Real in your slack and point the rod tip to the direction of the fish/bump and set the hook.  There are many,many different techniques to using the worm but IMO that is the most basic.  I use a 3/0-4/0 Tru-Turn hook on a 7.5 inch worm.  I commonly use a 1/8 ounce worm weight but sometimes go lighter or heavier.  Try and use as light of a weight as possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best worms on the market hands DOWN!!!!!!  Can't go wrong t-rigging or c-rigging.  Very natural feel at a low cost!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Best worms on the market hands DOWN!!!!!! Can't go wrong t-rigging or c-rigging. Very natural feel at a low cost!

Yes Sir!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never been a big fan of plastic worms, but I do believe a guy could take a bag of 7.5" Red Shad Culprits, along with a pack of 2/0 or 3/0 hooks and a few 1/8-oz and 3/16-oz sinkers and go to darn near any lake in the country and catch some bass.

-T9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeha i just got some of the blue electric 10'' culprits, and i have only tossed them once and i got a bump and thats it. How would you reccommend fishing the 10''?? same as the 7.5? just need some advice, never really fished big plastics before

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Texas rig a 7.5 in red shad with a 1/8 oz sinker.  They are awesome.  You can't beat red shad culprits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For stained water go with the purple/red firetail or blue/chartreuse worm and dip the tails with spike-it

I fish them with a splitshot a foot or so above the hook and throw it to structure.

Best ribbontail worm on the market

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Best worms on the market hands DOWN!!!!!!  Can't go wrong t-rigging or c-rigging.

Right on! 7 1/2" Black shad, Texas rigged with bullet weight. Fished slowly on the bottom. I have caught 100s of bass on this worm.

Ronnie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the tequila shad tassel tail 7.5" t-rigged I have caught more fish on this one color than all other baits combined.

Harshman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like their version of firetiger.  It is not bright and glaring like a firetiger crankbait, it is a very mellow version, and it absolutely kills in some ponds.  It looks a lot like a caterpillar that grows around here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One day I was swimming a weightless 7 1/2 Red Shad Culprit through some scattered grass around a cypress tree and-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

post-6984-130162876551_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would not know weather to shoot it or release it. If I pulled in a gator, I would probably freak out.

                        -searoach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love culprit worms, they have the best action as far as worms go if you ask me.  I love all the colors but the red shad is my favorite.  Caught my biggest fish on one, t-rigged.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha I would probably freak out to, when I saw that gator luckily we don't have to many of those in New England. Just another quick question the 7.5 worms seem really big, are they still good for catching average size fish and does the tail take up a good amount of the 7.5 inchs. Because i'm stuck on either getting the 6 inch or 7.5. what do u guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I love culprit worms, they have the best action as far as worms go if you ask me.  I love all the colors but the red shad is my favorite.  Caught my biggest fish on one, t-rigged.

Hey T-Bone,

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I noticed your in Hammond, LA. I went to school at SLU and had a home in Robert for 6 years afterward. Small world!

Ronnie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Haha I would probably freak out to, when I saw that gator luckily we don't have to many of those in New England. Just another quick question the 7.5 worms seem really big, are they still good for catching average size fish and does the tail take up a good amount of the 7.5 inchs. Because i'm stuck on either getting the 6 inch or 7.5. what do u guys think?

Fish the 7.5" with complete confidence, especially go with 7.5" in stained/dirty water, profile is king there.  You'll catch bass from small to large with them.  Original Culprit, and any ribbontail worm, has a lot of "tail".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when i was a kid, culprits were all i used. red shad and mocassin were my go to colors.  tons of bass on those 2 colors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×