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#12244502 - 05/13/17 08:52 PM Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws
twstephens77 Offline

Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 210
Loc: College Station, TX
When do you use each on a T-Rig? I love fishing craws in the spring, and always have a hard time knowing when to switch to a worm.
"You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first."
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#12244551 - 05/13/17 09:27 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
pil,b Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1472
Loc: abilene,texas
They will eat craws year around, same with worms. fish

#12244654 - 05/13/17 11:30 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
toofy Offline
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Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 590
Loc: Fort Worth
I usually Texas rig a Rage Craw or a baby brush hog. But today I pulled out a plain old worm with a curly tail and they bit it also. I'm starting to think that the actual type of soft plastic doesn't matter as much as whether it's one with lots of action and appendages versus something more finesse.

#12245265 - 05/14/17 03:17 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4384
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
They'll eat both year round but I really prefer a worm during the hot Summer months.
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#12247333 - 05/15/17 10:07 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
TX Rigged Senko Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 161
Loc: McKinney, TX
The warmer it gets the more I go to the worm and the longer the worm - don't be afraid to throw those 9" and 10" worms

#12247470 - 05/16/17 12:28 AM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
mrdvant Offline

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 118
Oh yeah, nice long worm in the summer is my favorite when I can't get them on moving baits.

#12247808 - 05/16/17 09:06 AM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
jackwabbit Offline

Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 305
Loc: Rowlett TX
in for more info

#12248367 - 05/16/17 03:12 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1301
Loc: Wylie, TX
Personally I will use a baby brush hog or 7" worm as my standard....this past weekend they weren't getting the whole bait in their mouths so I dropped down to a speed craw....hook up ratio went WAY up. I didn't change hooks or weights....just the bait.....There's a place and time for all is figuring out which bait for which time!!!

#12248430 - 05/16/17 03:44 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9587
Loc: Garland, TX
For pitching at specific targets, I like the more compact craw or creature bait. For dragging over larger areas and especially fishing deep, I like the worm. Give that tail a chance to work it's magic.

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#12248744 - 05/16/17 07:02 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5782
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I'll throw a craw or "creature" bait 99 times to each time I'd use a worm. A bass EATS craws and bait fish as a natural food source. A worm is not a naturally occurring food source for a bass. In fact, I'd think 99.9% of bass will never, in their life span, ever eat a real living worm without an anglers help.

A worm is designed to mimic a bait fish feeding on bottom....I think I can imagine a fluke as being a better bait fish imitation.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12250024 - 05/17/17 01:46 PM Re: Soft plastics - Worms vs. Craws [Re: twstephens77]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1812
Loc: Knoxville, TN
I like craws around reeds and "potato" weeds....other brush....boat docks...I like worms....


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