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#11017188 - 08/03/15 02:26 PM What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight?
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1432
Loc: Arlington Texas
Hi! I have been fishing alot and I am sick of hearing about worms. I have tried White, texas toast, and purple worms, I have never caught a bass with an artificial worm. I went and bought these tan ZOOM worms yesterday and some 1/8 weights because I sit there and watched a guy catching fish left and right with this same set up. Is there a scientific explanation using real world facts about fishing with plastics that I am missing? I heard you use different colors in different color water. still I have been several different places and all the water color is pretty much the same. So I was just wondering if anyone wanted to share their experience fishing Lake Arlington or Joe Pool. Any Luck? As a tip from me I have luck with live minnows and a bobber but really only catch smaller fish. I have seen several bass in the water that were in the 5-10 lb range. I have caught only 1 big bass 6 pounds while retrieving a catfish bait.
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#11017199 - 08/03/15 02:33 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
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For me, Watermelon red or greenpumpkin seem to work well on the bodies of water I have fished. A good Zoom plastic to use are baby brush hogs, with a 3/0 hook. These seem to work everywhere I have fished
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#11017217 - 08/03/15 02:41 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1269
Loc: Wylie, TX
well sounds like you are referring to a Texas rig set up. Weight size really matters for 1 of 2 reasons...depth or casting distance. You want the lightest weight you can have typically. The heavier the weight, the faster it will sink. If you are fishing deep, heavier weights up to about 3/4oz....but 1/8-1/2 should do just fine.

Colors matter most because they are supposed to help your baits either "blend in" or "stick out"....most often you want them to resemble bait...whether it's a crawfish, bluegill, shad or worm...either it's really Natural looking or completely sticks out to give a different look.

As far as a worm goes, Zoom makes a ribbon tailed worm and their brush hogs are top notch. Start with those two models. Get them in Watermelon Candy or Red. (the candy is a purple flake and red is red flake obviously).....use this color for just about any clarity of water except stained or murky water. Then you want to use a combination of black/blue or black/purple with those same worms or creature baits.

Look up youtube for "texas rig techniques"...and you will see several ways to fish it.....

good luck!
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#11017235 - 08/03/15 02:51 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
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Loc: Plano, TX
Natural blue, a color not available in many other plastics from zoom, and as well not commonly replicated, is my #1 favorite/catching-est worm color.. I love natural blue trick worms. They are LETHAL on a drop shot, no need for puny finesse baits, they will catch them big, small, and in numbers. Also weightless, bass will flat out destroy them. Such a fantastic color in clear and stained water

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#11017295 - 08/03/15 03:14 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Bill Dance say's always have some blue on your bait.
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#11017305 - 08/03/15 03:18 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Rudy Lackey]
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Originally Posted By: Rudy Lackey
Bill Dance say's always have some blue on your bait.


Cant argue with the man! He gets a 5+lb fish one every cast!

Seriously, I hear a lot about color too, we all do. I say 90% of the time we are too worried about color, fish what you feel confident in.

Sounds like you have no confidence in any of them. Keep at it till you get a few fish then your gonna see that plastics are one of if not THEE best way to catch bass day in and out.

Not that it matters, but my favorite color is California 420.

I think it has blue in it! Ha ha
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#11017323 - 08/03/15 03:26 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: Arlington Texas
Thanks for the advice! I am using a spinning reel with 10 LB flourocarbon line. is this ok ? is there a reason to use braided line or something lighter? I wont buy it again it gets twisted easily.
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#11017379 - 08/03/15 03:47 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mulholland Offline
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That "florida carbon" is great stuff for baitcasters and leaders (depending on composition of flouro selected) but for spinning rods I always recommend using braid main line with a fluoro leader, it is just 1000x easier to manage on spinning gear, stuff is tangleproof.

Properly set up and utilized you can manage mono/copolymer lines 'well enough' but twist will always exist and unlike with braid, it will cause issues from time to time on spinning gear regardless. Otherwise, watch videos on casting technique to help with line twist issues. Start form square one with properly spooling the line the correct direction/orientation. Soaking the spools overnight can also help. Then always be certain to manually close the bail or you will introduce line twist there. Lastly, never reel against drag being pulled out or you will add tons of twist in as well, just properly set drag, and let drag and rod work against the fish and reel between runs.

Otherwise, put on braid, and never worry about anything and handle the spinning gear as poorly as you want with no negative recourse ever woot

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#11017410 - 08/03/15 03:59 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I have confidence in just about any Zoom trick worm color. Just don't bring it in too quick.
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#11017440 - 08/03/15 04:10 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
Green pumpkin green is the color that gave me the most confidence in zoom brand worms, however when it comes to a ribbon tail two stand out to me. Culprit, and Rage Tail worms. You can put both on a LIGHT weight T-rig and swim them steady and get bites. And color (as stated) helps blend in, stand out. Sometimes the bass want to see their meal. Sometimes they want it as natural as can be.
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#11017518 - 08/03/15 04:41 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
John P085 Offline
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Loc: La Grange,TX
Mark what kind of rig is that in your signature? An old Letourneau?
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#11017668 - 08/03/15 05:54 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Redbug ol monster and 3/8 weight

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#11017691 - 08/03/15 06:08 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
bbassfishes Offline
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 561
Loc: Granbury, TX
Black and Blue is pretty much fail proof for the most part. I would start there. As most everyone else has said, outside of that for a stained lake, I like Watermelon or a Junebug color.
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#11017765 - 08/03/15 06:43 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 607
Loc: Texas
After dark and in stained water I fish blue, the rest of the time I fish watermelon, June bug, motor oil, pumpkin seed etc..... My worm of choice this time of year is a 10" Lake Fork worm in Fork secret..... And I have a ton of confidence in it.

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#11017770 - 08/03/15 06:46 PM Re: What color ZOOM worm is good? Also what size weight? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Posts: 358
Watermelon red and blue fleck hard to beat
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