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#12584861 - 01/18/18 05:13 PM Post spawn big red worm?
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1429
Loc: TX
I was watching everyone’s favorite tv personality last night, good ole Mark Zona. It was the episode where him and combs hit Rayburn in June. In describing the situation, he said the fish were just starting to show up deep and that they were running brush piles.. while rigging he said during “that” time of year, a big red worm was hard to beat anywhere down south. Can anyone elaborate on that? Best time of year? Why a red worm works? Etc.. Just curious..

Ps.. he didn’t specifically mention post spawn in his description. I just assumed it because it was June and they were deep...

Edited by Chris_K (01/18/18 05:14 PM)

#12584864 - 01/18/18 05:16 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
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Loc: Bedford, TX
june/red worm spawn
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#12584865 - 01/18/18 05:17 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
bigbass94 Offline
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I can definitely attest to a red worm being popular during the post-spawn and Summer. Colors like plum, red bug, and cherry seed are hard to beat during the hotter parts of the year. Why? I'm not sure. They just seem to like that color. If the water has a little bit of stain to it, a shade of red is hard to beat.
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#12584921 - 01/18/18 06:01 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Redbug is an ol staple on Rayburn and Toledo. Plum and red shad are too, always has been

#12585218 - 01/18/18 09:17 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
txmasterpo Offline
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Red isn't red very deep in the water column

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#12585235 - 01/18/18 09:33 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
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Been a few white worms floated over beds too.

We used a lot of culprit red shad worms back in the 80’s, good on falcon back then.
Thanks, Billy

#12585236 - 01/18/18 09:35 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
Jumpin J Offline

Registered: 01/04/11
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True, Red turns to some shade of Brown, after about 15', a little deeper in ultra clear water w/ sunshine. Four colors hold their tint, all the way to the bottom: Black, Brown, Blue, and Green.

#12585266 - 01/18/18 09:50 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
mudd Offline
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Throw a big worm during spawn also
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#12585350 - 01/19/18 01:54 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
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#12585392 - 01/19/18 06:38 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
MT Livewell Offline

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I spent well over a year working with Albert Collins on a big worm designed for deep brush piles and ledges. Watching the number of quality bass he was catching from April through November was crazy! Plum, Redbug, Cranapple, and Red River Special all produced for Albert on Rayburn and Toledo! There is also a cool video of Albert on our facebbok page from last September.
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#12585614 - 01/19/18 09:09 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: Lubbock Tx
One time i was throwing a 6xd on a hump and dredging the bait through the mud. Every time I looked at my bait i had tiny red worms on the line tie/split ring. I tied on a 10" red worm and had some of the most violent bites that I have ever experienced bass fishing.

#12585723 - 01/19/18 10:12 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: MT Livewell]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 969
Loc: Bossier City, LA
That thing looks great with the cut tail! I really like the Buzz Bug from Mister Twister so will check out this bad boy!
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#12585735 - 01/19/18 10:19 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
I fish red worms every now and then. They work pretty good! thumb

#12585939 - 01/19/18 12:05 PM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
FACSR Offline

Registered: 05/10/12
Posts: 246
Loc: Central Texas
Red Worms, every once in a while I like to tie one on!

#12587095 - 01/20/18 07:35 AM Re: Post spawn big red worm? [Re: Chris_K]
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas

We do it on Fork as well. Big fish love big red worms when they move offshore. This fish came out of a pile in 23 foot of water in June.
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