Your top UL baits

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Re: Your top UL baits

Postby Brad in Texas » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:01 pm

The little Creme baits I find at Walmart are really great with a black body and chartreuse tail. I have caught bluegills, crappie and LMBs with it.

Another great choice is a simple Mepps Plain Aglia in the ultralight size (00, I think they call it). Silver is great. It has a lot of flash and they'll jump on it, too.

Simple seems to work well with ultra-light lures.

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Re: Your top UL baits

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:24 pm

1/8 oz Jackall Derabreak coupled with a 2.4" Jackall Rhythm Grub. Might not be ultra light, but it's plenty light for me. . . AND fish chew on this combo :big grin:

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Re: Your top UL baits

Postby mhood » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:13 pm

I like a 1/8 oz. Rat-L-Trap (in perch usually), a 1/8 oz. Pop-r in frog green and a 4" Zoom Finesse Worm on a 1/16 oz. split shot rig. That covers most all of the UL bases for me.
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Re: Your top UL baits

Postby Mike and Pike » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:52 pm

uljersey wrote:One bait that has been on fire for me this year is the Johnson ThinFisher blade bait in 3/16 oz modified with in line single hooks (the size 14 factory trebles have a terrible hook up ratio). That's actually on the outer limit or perhaps a bit beyond a true UL bait weight wise, but man I was on a run with it earlier this summer. Everything was smashing it - bass, 'gills, pickerel, perch .... what a blast ! I can see this bait being in my lineup for quite some time to come, but I've said that before 8-)
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I seem to have moved away from plastics in favor of hard baits over the last couple of seasons, the exception being the Ned Rig which has been a steady producer for me. A UL version of that is easily achieved with a ball head jig and half of a 3" stick bait. Stupid simple but can be a killer at times.

Bladebaits will catch everything .
Absolutely correct on the crappy hooks that come with them. I have found only using one good quality treble up front that weighs the same as the two I removed gets much better hook up and landing rates and also keeps the action extremely similar. Also more weed free with one larger hook as opposed to two.


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