Favorite UL Hardbait

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Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Popfly » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 am

So I know that most people here including myself use Jigs with soft plastics frequently due to their versatility & availability, but sometimes I just want to use a hard bait. My favorite UL hard baits are mainly sinking pencils and range from the lightest at 1.8g to heaviest at 6.0g. Size from 35mm to 50mm. Brands are Lucky Craft, Tict, Storm, Rapala, Yo Zuri, Duel, and Majorcraft. I like the pencils as they have various sink rates & I like to make them work rather than depending on a lip for action. Most of them will "Slalom & roll" slowly on a steady retrieve & with a twitch will randomly kick. Most of them also roll or wobble on the fall. If you have some small baits you like please post them as I am always looking for new ones. Image

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by slipperybob » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm

Some of my favorites in ultralight lures, most are usually 3/16 oz or lighter, many are no longer made. Most are used for pond stocked trout and crappie or bluegill panfish.

Storm hopper popper
Storm scatback
Rapala F3
Yo Zuri Snapshad
Yo Zuri Aile Killifish
Yo Zuri Aile Goby
Yo Zuri Pins Minnow (floating, suspending, sinking)
Yo Zuri Bass Arms Shad
Yo Zuri Bass Arms Minnow
Yo Zuri Bass Arms Crank
Yo Zuri Bass Arms Prop
Yo Zuri L Minnow
Gary Yamamoto SUGOI SPLASH POPPER
Heddon Zara Spook Pooch
Heddon Zara Teeny Torpedo (smaller than Tiny Torpedo)
Rebel Teeny Popper
Rebel Teeny Wee Crawl
Rebel Helgramite
Rebel Tracdown Ghost minnow
Owner Mirashad
Diawa SC Shiner
Arbogast Hula Popper 1 1/4"
Salmo Hornet

If I include some ice fishing lures...As one can always cast out an ice fishing lure into open water.
Salmo Chubby Darter
Lindy Darter
slip bobbing is the laziest way to fish

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Wpeart7 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:31 pm

For rivers and creeks if I had to fish one UL bait forever it would be a 5cm jointed floating Rapala. I have one that has probably caught over 200 bass. For lakes a 1/16oz Roadrunner with a Charlie Brewer Slider grub gets bit by everything.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Popfly » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:10 pm

Wpeart,

Thanks for the reply, I will look those up. I agree on the Slider grup, that little kicker tail seems to just provoke strikes.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by NorCoMike » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 am

I used the eurotackle Z-viber a lot last year and found that it caught fish very well. Other than that I don't throw a lot of hardbaits and prefer jigs and plastics most of the time.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Popfly » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:03 am

NorCoMike,

Thanks I will check it out, the 16th oz version looks like it might be a killer for open water Wipers/Yellow Bass.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by AlgonquinFan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Rebel Teeny Wee-Crawfish. Have caught loads of panfish, SMB, and even wild brook trout with this lure.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 pm

Rapala Xrap XR04
Duo Realis Tetra Works series (topwater to "deep" cranks)
Rapala CD1
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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Sore Thumb » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:37 pm

Strike Pro Pygmy Red Eye.

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by ulbc2 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:31 am

For Trout, in creeks and small or mid size rivers.
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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by ulbc2 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:50 am

For Bass and European Perch in small reservoirs.
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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Popfly » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks for the replies gentlemen, I am very familiar with JDM Bluewater plugs & tackle just got into this end of the spectrum last season while searching for travel rods. Here I go again...:)

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Crappie Pro Wannabe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:39 pm

ulbc2, What single hooks are you using?

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by ulbc2 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:28 am

Crappie Pro Wannabe wrote:ulbc2, What single hooks are you using?
VMC 7238 and 7237
Also Decoy Single27Pluggin'

Split rings are Decoy Light Class, 00-0-1-2 sizes,

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Re: Favorite UL Hardbait

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:59 am

I toss spoons in a ton of weights and shapes. Tried mini cranks but didn’t care how they ran on my spinning setup, may have to try again once I get my BFS setup.

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