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Some of the Western tounaments have been won with Roboworms, so about a year ago I bought the 6" Shakin' Zipper Worms, two bags in every color. Well, after finding out later, from Raul, that these worms were mostly used on split shot rigs, fishing for numbers not size, I never got around to fishing them.

This weekend all I could catch were little bass and not too many of those. So, I've been carrying these Roboworms around in my soft plastic box for quite awhile, but never throwing them. I rigged up a purple Shakin' Zipper Worm on a 1/4 oz bullet weight, red bead and Gamakatsu 3/0 EWG. That's when the fun began.

Five casts, four bass. Ten more casts, two more bass and a little better size. I was impressed, these guys woked well for me. Pretty good test conditions, too. Not much action on the Secret Pond, hot and getting hotter, the morning getting late (8:30). If you dropshot, you need to check these worms out. I'm going to use them a little more often.

BTW, These worms are heavily impregnated with salt that doesn't wash off but is time released. The plastic is soft but durable, I only fished one worm! The company makes several worms, this particular one is ribbed like a french fry.

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I too fish Robo worms quite a bit.  I usually fish the straight tail 6" worms.  RW I think I have the same zipper in my bag somewhere and never fished them.  I will have to try them on a drop shot rig.  I like the Robos, I think they have great action.  I have found another worm that I am really doing good on, and it comes from Wally mart of all places.  It's the FLW worm in Red Shad Swirl color.  It is really a hot worm for me right now.  Mann's actually makes the worm, it's the dragon series.  But when I went to Manns website they don't list that color.  

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Hey RW...I remember Robo wms.  They were supposed to be "hot."  Ran all over the state to find 'em. Best I remember, I've NEVER caught the first bass on one!  Wore my arm out.  Wish I had all the money I've spent on "hot baits" that never produced, don't you? Of course I fish one of the toughest lakes anywhere.  BTW, how's that yozuri  extra soft line holding up?  Papadew

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Hey papadew!

Where you been? Out fishing instead of here talking about fishing? It sounds like this last trip was tough. I like stained water but I hate muddy water. Give the Bagely BII with rattles a try, it's been working for me this summer.

Regarding Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft, yep I'm on the bandwagon...Still have a few thousand yards of the original to work through, but I 'll probably be Mr. Soft Formula from here on out.

Back to Roboworms: I just don't usually fish for small fish, so that's why I hadn't used them. They worked big-time this weekend. If I were a tournament fisherman, I think I would spend about 80% of my time flipping and dropshoting. I don't like to fish either way, but I do think those two techniques produce more fish than anything else a guy can do.

kbj3579: Thanks. I changed the title so it fit "General Bass Fishing" but you're probably right, "Tackle" is probably where this should have been posted. my mistake.

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Yup, roboworms are a good and reliable way to catch you a limit really fast when you 're in a tourney, a friend of mine learned it the hard way. On one of those rare ocassions I have the chance to fish away from my two hour drive radius I made a tip to Cajón de Peñas near Puerto Vallarta, not being a tourney fisherman I 'm not aware where tourneys are talking place, to my surprise when I arrived to the lake there were a big bunch of  boats churning the water  :-/, dang ! a tournament  >:(, instead of fishing the way I normally fish that lake I tied roboworms, reapers and grubs, by mid day the boat traffic and fishing pressure was so intense that they were refusing to bite anything but the smaller offerings fished in cover ( parota trees ) by noon as we banked the boat ( during the weight-in ) I spotted a good friend of mine; approached him and asked how he did, he showed me a stringer of 5 fish the biggest one about 3 pounds, really sad because 2-4 pounders were what we were catching not by the truckloads but with enough consistency to make it fun, I asked him what was he fishing with, the answer was no surprise, 8 inch worms, deep divers, big jigs, the usual stuff you tie for that lake, then he asked me how many fish I caught, I told him that we didn 't count them but the count was somehwere around 40 good ones between me and my partner, his eyes popped out

"hey ! with what were you catching them  ?"

oh, with roboworms n 'reapers, n '4 inch grubs,

"with robo what ?"  ???,

with roboworms

"never heard about them"

Oh well, being a tackle junki you always find something in what to spend your money  ::) as I handed him a pack of them.

"and how you fish these things ?"

with a split shot as a sinker, pretty much like a C-rig

"got more of them ?"

Shure, I have plenty, I can share a couple of packs with you.

The next couple of days he finished in the top five fishing exclusively with them, he didn 't catch any biguns but he finished in the money.

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I have also looked to show the fish something different especially in tournaments. What I have found works is going back to the classics including black worms, purple worms, and in-line spinners.

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I have never used robowrms on a split shot before, i have use them on a drop shot with great succes. I love action and color of the baits

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I'm not all over these worms, but like Raul said, if you want (need) to catch a few fish and you're not real particular about size, give these Roboworms a try. I was certainly surprised.

To finish my story, I had to leave early that day (Sunday) so this is how it went: 15 casts, 6 largemouth bass at the end of the morning. They weren't big, but this hadn't been one of those days where everything worked either.

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