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#12764541 - 05/21/18 10:51 PM Best deep water bait
Bassfisher15 Offline

Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 59
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Going to start forcing myself out of my comfort zone and fishing off shore drop offs and deep points. Planing on C-rigging and maybe football head jigs. What soft plastics do y'all like for deep C-rigs? Any other techniques I should try?

#12764558 - 05/21/18 11:28 PM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Greg W Offline

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 143
I like a Brush Hog but then so does everyone else. I learned that from James Briggs TRigging it, and just adapted to Carolina Rig as it's easier on points. Switched from baby to full hog this spring with good results and bigger fish.

#12764619 - 05/22/18 06:00 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Austin
For me, a plain old 6' worm behind the C-rig is my confidence setup.
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#12764641 - 05/22/18 06:32 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
aggieangler03 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 528
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Whatever plastics you flip with will work. Just use your highest confidence one until you gain confidence in the rig. Deep cranking is another technique you should learn

#12764644 - 05/22/18 06:35 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 1061
I use baby brush hogs, ol’ monster worms, trick worms, lizards and flukes. That’s about it. I usually dip the tips too with dip n glow.

Edited by i-Fish (05/22/18 06:35 AM)
If you can't find em wind em.

#12764673 - 05/22/18 07:06 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Jpurdue Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 2587
Loc: NW Houston
You should take the Carolina rig, give it to your buddy, and then throw a 6xd.
"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

#12764680 - 05/22/18 07:17 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1990
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
When I pull up to an offshore spot, I like to start out with a deep diver for a quick fan cast and then move to a C-Rig, but if the wind is low, I will most likely throw a big shakey head or a drop shot.
PB: 11.49 - Joe Pool - 3/10/18

#12764724 - 05/22/18 07:41 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9806
Loc: M A G A
a big plug followed by a big fb jib

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#12764747 - 05/22/18 07:57 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Lil joe Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 3092
You should try a giant shakey with a worm such as a strike king bull worm or an xcite Maximus worm. These will cut down on your numbers of bites but when you do catch one it’s gonna be a bigger fish. The best colors for this are reds such as tomato

#12764802 - 05/22/18 08:39 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Skunked Again Fishing]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1732
Loc: Godley, TX
Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
For me, a plain old 6' worm behind the C-rig is my confidence setup.

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#12764816 - 05/22/18 08:50 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 48048
Loc: Houston, TX
I like trick worms, french fry style plastics and a small 4' swimbait on my c-rigs. A big worm and a baby creature bait, too.

Deep Diving Crankbaits that will dive at least 20 feet on a long cast. Staying in contact with bottom is key. 10-12# line.

3/4 oz. - 1 1/8oz. football jigs with rage craw trailer.

A nose weighted swimbait like a Storm Wildeye in 4" or 5". Throw as far as you can, let it hit bottom, five fast cranks and kill it. Repeat.

3/4 oz. CC spoon fished vertically.

5"-7" flutter spoon.

1/2 oz. swim jig for suspended schools.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#12764818 - 05/22/18 08:54 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18610
Loc: NRH, TX
Stroking a Preacher jig, flutter spoon, slow rolling a 1 oz spinnerbait, slowrolling a swimbait

#12764861 - 05/22/18 09:24 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
Fish2222 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 546
Loc: East Texas
10" power worms
Magnum Super Flukes
Big Bear floating worms
"I only catch the ones that bite"
BassCat Sabre
Suzuki EFI 150 Super Six

#12764871 - 05/22/18 09:29 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 12152
Loc: Plano,Texas
Baby Brush hogs and M Pack Shad on C-Rig

#12764876 - 05/22/18 09:31 AM Re: Best deep water bait [Re: Bassfisher15]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9696
Loc: Garland, TX
Bubble Fry, a Fluke or a 10" Power Worm. But first I have the 6XD out

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