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do any of you guys pitch soft plastic worms. pitching is my strong suit, and i love it. but the only things i ever pitch are creatures and tubes and bass jigs. if any of you guys pitch worms i would apreciate any info on how you all do it (setup, weight, hook size, ect.)

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         I have pitched senko style baits for years,I normally wacky rig them. I have also pitched worms rigged with 1/16th to 3/8 oz.I have pitched spinnerbaits,cranks and so on.The weight used is based on what the bass want at that time. Active fish will react more to a heavy/faster bait and inactive to light/slower rate of fall. If the bass seem sluggish or inactive , try pitchin' the wacky rigged senko type bait. I don't use the senko brand , I use a hand pour that I by locally. They offer a heavy and lighter stick bait , I always spray my baits in "Jacks Juice" craw oil. If you feel the need , Pitch it for awhile. I had one of my best days pitchin' a Strike King Rocket Shad around some boat docks about 6 years ago,I'll never forget it. It all started when I tried to get the bait between a boat and a dock and the rest is history. Must have been the right color,wieght and profile for that day. I hope this is of some help.

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Worms can be a good bait to flip especially now since alot of fisherman are hooked on jigs, creatures, and other soft plastics. As for tackle I would use a 1/8-3/16 ounce weight and then the hook size would depend on the length of the worm. If the lake is known to have big fish I might be flipping a 10"+ worm, or I might also be flipping a small 4" finnesse worm just depends on situation.

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Sometimes the ribbon tails are not as good because the tails get caught in the timber or wraped around it. Try pitching a trick worm.

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In clear water I like to use a straight tail worm. In stained and clear water I like to use a ribbon tail worm. In stained to muddy water I like to use a hook tail or gator tail worm or a paddletail worm. When I am fishing a straight tail worm I usually shake it alot after I pitch it into a spot. When I fish a ribbon tail worm I shake it, hop it, drag it, swim it. I want the tail to give off some vibration. The hook tails and paddletails I feel give off the most vibration and will get through cover better. Make sure you spray your worms with fish attractant  because it will help lube the bait and falls through cover better.

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what fishie said was right about the tail be wrapped up.  i only pitches worms basically.  i dont like jigs and creatures to pitch.  to solve the problem of pitching a worm i take some sort of attractant, i use yum l.p.t. and i put it all over the worm, it acts as a lube and the tail wont catch and it will slide through structure better.

hope this helps

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you can pitch any worm I pitch 10 inchers on ocassion. My main worms to pitch are a 4 and 6 inch ring worms with the little tail. or a 6 inch culprit.

2ot hook in the small ones 5 ot in the big ones. I use offset shank hooks. weight varies with the size of the bait and depth.

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Pithin worms in timbered reservoirs is pretty standard stuff.  I pitch ahead 25-30 feet of the boat and let the worm fall on a fairly tight line along the sides of standing timber near creek of river channels.  Water is pretty stained so I go to 9-10 inch worm in ribbon tail. Usually the wieght is pretty light at 3/16 to 1/4. I am targeting 3-8 feet deep. Usually don't impart anything but the glide and fall of the worm with rod tip at  albout 11.  Keep the boat moving to cover lots of water.

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Yep , Im bumpin a 12 year old post . 

 

 Very seldom do you hear people pitching/flipping  plastic worms these days .  I do it all the time  .  Eight inch blue Jelly Worms accounted for most of my underhand fish this year . Who still uses worms as their number 1 pitching bait ?

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Goto last 2 yrs 😎

 

Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Worm watermelon neon with the tail dipped in Spike It Dip-N-Glo Chartreuse Garlic.

 

2/0 straight shank round bend hook & a 1/8 tungsten bullet weight.

 

Pitched to openings in grass & lily pads 

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6 minutes ago, Catt said:

Goto last 2 yrs 😎

 

Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Worm watermelon neon with the tail dipped in Spike It Dip-N-Glo Chartreuse Garlic.

 

2/0 straight shank round bend hook & a 1/8 tungsten bullet weight.

 

Pitched to openings in grass & lily pads 

Same for me except 3/0 hook for reg size and 5/0 for the mag ultravibe. Catt what the heck is this watermelon neon your always talking about. Ain't never seen that color zoom worm?   I really wish they would make a black ultravibe

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38 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Yep , Im bumpin a 12 year old post . 

 

 Very seldom do you hear people pitching/flipping  plastic worms these days .  I do it all the time  .  Eight inch blue Jelly Worms accounted for most of my underhand fish this year . Who still uses worms as their number 1 pitching bait ?

My go-to around wood, 7" ribbontail on an unpegged texas rig. Sometimes with the tail dipped in chartreuse Spike It. 

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7 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Same for me except 3/0 hook for reg size and 5/0 for the mag ultravibe. Catt what the heck is this watermelon neon your always talking about. Ain't never seen that color zoom worm?   I really wish they would make a black ultravibe

 

😁 I'm ol' school, when it first came, well down here any way, any color with red metalflake in is called "Neon".

 

Throw any Watermelon Red piece of plastic in the water & tell me it doesn't light up like Neon!

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I'm NEVER on the water without some kind of worm tired on. Either senko or curly tail. 

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I pitch and flip the reverse rig most of the time to complement my topwater frog.

(reverse rig for me is a senko rigged weedless and weighted on the bottom using a screw or nail weight)

Nothing comes thru cover like it, I can twitch it like a fluke and it's deadly around docks.

 

Amazing how it falls away from you where as a texas rig and a jig will fall towards you.

If you are fishing laydowns this is a must use rig, IMO.

 

 

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Picked up a 9" curly tail worm and started pitching it up under some overhanging tree's this summer. Be advised. Results may vary.

 

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i like to pitch worms and lizards around and under boat docks

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Flipping and pitching worms or creature baits are interchangeable for me. 

Its just a change up of shape and size. 

 

Other than punching through a foot of hydrilla in 4 fow, I'll cycle through the whole bag of plastics if I have to. 

 

Swimming a worm and maybe hopping or draging a creature back to the boat would be the only consideration between the two.

 

 

 

Mike

 

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Go to.  Trick worm, weightless to 1/4 oz bullet.  Usually unpegged.  Sometimes I go smaller with 4-6" hooktail or finesse worm.

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