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#12310171 - 06/24/17 08:44 PM Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie !
SenkoSam Online   content
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 119
Loc: Walden, N.Y., USA
I happened to be hold up in my basement workshop due to bad weather and started wondering, now what can I do with all those old soft plastic lures collecting dust for decades? A year ago I discovered a lure design that catches all fish species : a soft plastic lure in the shape of a bullet. No action tail, nothing fancy, just a cone shaped tail that turned out to be incredible at catching fish.

So I figured, why must a lure even have an action tail if the lure's body has enough action to provoke strikes? Enter the plastic worm - or at least a part of it.




The lures above are from the tail section of plastic worms (except for the minnow grub). I tried to find the slimmest worm bodies I could find, cut them to a length of 1.5-2" and rigged them on 1/16 oz. ball head jigs. They caught as many fish as any lure I own ! The craw claw was from another bass lure I fused to a grub body using a candle flame. Another winner!

Fish respond to lure action and profile and what better than something finesse in design that gets fish to clobber a lure which you may have laying around unused?












Edited by SenkoSam (06/24/17 09:23 PM)

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#12310188 - 06/24/17 09:10 PM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
wooddiver Offline
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Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 57
Loc: Central Texas
Nice, like the thought of using my old worms for crappie. good post.

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#12310318 - 06/24/17 11:09 PM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 635
Loc: North Texas
Isn't that a Ned rig?

Cheers, cheers

George

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#12310362 - 06/25/17 03:28 AM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: Gungle]
SenkoSam Online   content
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 119
Loc: Walden, N.Y., USA
Originally Posted By: Gungle
Isn't that a Ned rig?

Cheers, cheers

George


What's a Ned rig? The only rigs I know are Texas, Carolina and drop shot.

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#12310430 - 06/25/17 07:40 AM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6999
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET

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#12310494 - 06/25/17 09:05 AM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 184
Loc: The Colony, TX
Excellent post and idea! I have bags upon bags of plastic worms/lizards/crawls from my bass fishing days. Gonna see what I can concoct for crappie catching.

Thanks again for the ideas.
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#12310532 - 06/25/17 09:49 AM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: Gungle]
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 171
Originally Posted By: Gungle
Isn't that a Ned rig?

Cheers, cheers

George

Yeah pretty much the TRD or NED rig. I'm going to Michigan next week and that's probably what I'll be throwing 90% of the time that I'm not using live nightcrawlers. Works great for the smaller (to us) midwest bass, sure NY is pretty similar. Hopefully I luck into a pocket of crappie on the lake. So far the only crappie I caught on this lake was on the fourth of july when one hit a firecracker I through in the water.

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#12310562 - 06/25/17 10:12 AM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1973
Loc: Teague/Lewisville, Texas
I've been know to take the last couple inches off a Berkley powerworm curly tail with great success too. wink
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#12312162 - 06/26/17 02:28 PM Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam]
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 15424
Loc: plano
I haven't bought a crappie body in the last 2 years. I employ this technique and get about a years worth in a couple of days. I watch football on Sundays and when there are two CARP teams on, I get out the scissors and used worms. My son likes to make his own spin on these baits also. I have found that they slide down the hook a little easier, but that can be fixed wink
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