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I've decided this year that I need to seriously scale down the amount of plastics I carry.

With that said, how do people feel about lizards vs brush hogs? Do they fill the same purpose in your arsenal, or are they different enough to you that you carry both?

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You know, I tend to fish brush hogs much more than lizards, but they are similar to me. If I were in the situation, I would take the brush hogs over the lizards all but during spawn when fishing beds. During spawn while fishing the beds, I would probably take just the lizards. just me though. Im interested in hearing what others think.

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For me they both serve 2 different purposes. Lizard for Caroling rigs and beavers for t-rigging and flippin as well as for jig trailers.

SJ

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I'd say stick with brush hogs because they just seem to out perform lizards to me.

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For me I would go with the Brush Hog. To me it seems like it duplicates multiple prey species for the bass. Such as crawdad, a small blueill/minnow, and also a lizard.

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i fish brush hogs way more than lizards but i think of a lizard as more of a finesse bait than a brush hog. i guess because it has more subtle action in the limbs.

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If you're going to force me to use one, it would be a brush hog or baby brush hog. That being said, I still have several bags of large lizards for C-rigs and T-rigs when I'm looking for a larger bite or to use when I'm blind casting a spawning area.

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Chris, I use the brush hog every time with one exception. Spring. I love a junebug colored lizard in Spring when I found shallow, dirty water. If it were me, I would stock up on the hogs, and leave the lizzys at home.

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I just recently have started having success with brush hogs and now that's really all I am fishing on my c rigs and shakey heads. Last week the brush hogs out fished lizards 5 to 0 . Bass were on the beds too.

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Tough one!

The last season I caught more on a lizard.

But I find the slim profile of the lizard could be mimicked by a worm of similar size...

So I would keep the brush hogs as they are a much bulkier bait to contrast a ribbontail worm.

If you already had ribbontail worms in your bag than that would cut out the lizards and save some room.

I like the lizards tho and will always keep a couple with me!

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Two different baits that I use for two different techniques entirely. I won't fish pre-spawn, spawn, or post spawn without having them both along.

Now, if you'd ask me to debate Brush Hog vs Beaver, you'd have an apples to apples comparison.

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I would say in many situations brush hogs are the way to go and since I fish the bank I have to limit the amount of tackle I bring. Somehow I always keep going to the brush hogs :)

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i agree with fishing lizards in the spring time. no less than 8" cause of the mud i fish in. i swim them alot more. its the ultimate shallow bait this time of the year here. when fishing brush hogs i am aiming for more of a crawfish imitation.

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Brush hogs or lizards ? ..... that is the question ! ( shakesperian dilemma ;) )

To me both baits serve different purposes and I prefer one over the other in particular circumstances, visibility, that´s what makes me choose one over the other, poor visibility ---> lizards, better visibility ---> brush hogs.

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I carry both in many different colors. Changing between them can produce a couple of additional bites, so I recommend having each in your bag.

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What color brush hog works good for bass.I would texas rig the brush hog.I fish from the bank and I got the 4.5 *** from ***.I havent fished it much but I fished it once for a good hour or so without bites.Maybe I was doing something wrong or the fish weren't biting that day.

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Big fan of Brush Hogs. Just seem to have more luck using them then lizards.

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Big fan of Brush Hogs. Just seem to have more luck using them then lizards.

Same here, can't go wrong with the baby brush hogs Texas rigged.

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I have never- literally never- caught a fish of any sort on a lizard :blink:

I almost exclusively use brush hogs for fishing around and in heavy cover in the southeast and with VERY good results. Brush hogs are amazing.

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Lizard during spawn and directly after spawn. Brushhog for everything else. It's just a versatile bait!

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