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what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:55 pm
by progressive816
spinnerbaits, crankbaits, worms, etc? and how do you like to fish it?

i'm just curious. i'm losing faith with the soft stick baits. i've fished every imagineable way. tx rig, car rig, weightless, wacky none of them are producing.

i also fish around a lot of junk so crankbaits don't work out for me. I fish from the bank. no boat yet.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:07 am
by woodman6035
spinnerbaits are my #1 go to baits. You can fish them anywhere with minimal snags and they can be fished at various depths. White is my favorite color and I've walked the banks with a spinnerbait and caught tons of fish before too, as long as there's not a lot of weeds.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:25 am
by tj1004
ive caught more fish on spinnerbaits and T rigs more than any other lures, Topwater being on up there too

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:07 am
by Nitroman77
Albino fluke for me. :lol:

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:18 am
by Shrike
I use a 1/8 ounce spinnerbait when nothing else works, and it does.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:09 am
by dampeoples
Wiggle Warts and texas rigs have been my most productive lures ever

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:03 am
by promax
Plastic worms and beetle spins, i can catch anything any where time or season. of course im meanin all sizes of each 3 inch worms to 12 inch worms and 1/16 oz beetle spins to 1/2 oz

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:41 pm
by mhood
Rat-L-Trap 1/8-1/4oz in baby bass with red hooks and bleeding gills.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:39 pm
by bgmacaw
It depends on the time of day, time of year, weather, water condition, etc.

During this summer's heat, I've been having a lot of luck with Joes Flies inline spinners, both the classic and super-striker models. The more natural fly colors have done better than the brighter colors. The only downside is the light weight means that the casting distance is kind of short and it works better with a lighter rod and line. The upside is that I've gotten a lot of enthusiastic strikes and some good fights from the bass plus even some crappie and bream.

In the spring and fall, I've had good luck with Carolina rigged lizards, worms, and craws, generally in darker colors. If these aren't working, I'll try a buzzbait or crankbait. I often regret throwing a crankbait since I'll often loose it.

I like topwater baits like the Zara Spook or Tiny Torpedo or jointed wounded minnow type baits because they're exciting to watch but conditions have to be just right for them to get a bite.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:32 pm
by superman_36
trick worm by zoom many colors
I get tired of fishing it but it produces

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:12 am
by D.R.
Jig, the most versatal bait sold (JMO). You can fish a jig year round and in every type of water. I have a BCR803/Fuego/14#sunline setup that always has a jig tied on.

D.R.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:40 am
by Papageno1791
Grubs...simply grubs (and their jigheads, of course). They catch practically anything that swims in freshwater and saltwater. And they are cheap, so I can cast them practically to any structure or weeds without worrying about losing the lure.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:17 am
by klackrus
swim whizz the best lure for musky and pike ofcourse

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:03 am
by B.C.BASSIN
senko, without a doubt, usually fish it texas rigged...or tubes...tough to beat a good tube for smallies.

Re: what's everyone's most productive lure?

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:51 pm
by ChuckE
3-1/2 or 4" green pumpkin Strike King tube for LMB and SMB -- it's the first thing I use when I know there are likely fish holding in an area. TR them with a 4/0 Mustad Extra Wide Tube hook with 3/16 to 5/16 bullet sinker pegged right at the eye, or use a 3/16 to 5/16 tube jig head with long shank hook if not fishing in cover.

Cast it out, let it fall on a semi-taut line, raise it a little with the rod tip and let fall again while slowly taking up the slack, and repeat thru the strike zone. If you encounter a little cover, don't be afraid to jiggle it a bit to attract a little attention.

In open water you can also swim them a little more and impart an occassional twitch, which is really deadly for SMB. But even so, I still like to periodically make contact with structure or cover, especially if in a cold front.

Don't be afraid to set the hook, even if in doubt, especially during a bad cold front. Some of my biggest LMB I've caught at these times were so subtle biting that they initially felt like a bluegill playing with the tentacles of the tube!

My favorite rod for this presentation is the GLoomis BCR803 (or 853), using a Daiwa TD-Z (or Steez) , spooled with 12# Silver Thread Excalibur.

Chuck