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#8860347 - 04/23/13 07:18 PM Shaky head worms
Gambler James Offline

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 313
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
What is the best worm when using shaky head jigs?? What size jig head should you use.

I was fishing Fork today and the guy that I was fishing with kept getting hung up with the Shaky Head jigs he was using.

BTW, Fork has kicked my butt the last two days. One fish in two hard days.

1993 Gambler 20'6
2001 200 HP EFI Mercury

#8860357 - 04/23/13 07:19 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
RiverAssassin512 Online   content

Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 463
Loc: San Marcos Tx
I like Trick Worms and the famous Hag's Tornando! That will put fish in your boat.
~Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.~

#8860401 - 04/23/13 07:28 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
wacobassin Offline

Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 217
Loc: Waco,Tx
by far the best made is roboworm...awesome colors and they are really soft. next i would have to say zoom has the next best selection of colors and sizes...then the only other company i will use as far as finnese is the new havoc bottomhopper... cheap and they stuck to basic colors. but some cool other baits i have had much success on is lft baby ring frys, grande bass rattlesnake, any senkos and also just throw on any berkley powerworm...shakey heads are known as being a finesse presentation but that dosent mean you always have to fish it like one. hope this helped and tight lines.

#8862220 - 04/24/13 09:58 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1474
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
My favorite shakey head worms are a 4" Lake Fork Tackle Hyper Worm and either a Zoom Finese worm or Zoom Shakey Head worm. If it's a light wind I use a 1/8 oz. Strike King shakey head. If windy, I use a 1/4 oz. In my experience, if you get hung-up with a shakey head you are usually "wedged" under or against something instead of actually hooking something, and shaking the bait often gets it loose.
In memory of my childhood friend Dan Sterling, who taught me at an early age how to catch bream with a hand-line, and who unknowingly hooked me on fishing for life.

#8862235 - 04/24/13 10:02 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
swalker9513 Online   content
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 8183
double zz

use the lightest jig head you can use that you can feel on the bottom. I use anywhere between 1/32oz up to 1/4oz depending on the wind.
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#8862400 - 04/24/13 10:47 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Toad Jerker Offline

Registered: 02/27/11
Posts: 382
Loc: Denton Tx
Like Wacobassin said the robo worms are awesome but very very soft and dont last long but I love the color options and think they stand up better than anything else i use. I also think the smaller Hag's tornado's work great as well.
Large mouth: 11.10lbs
Flat head: 51.2lbs
blue cat: 35lbs

#8862466 - 04/24/13 11:05 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
pbmang Offline

Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 136
Loc: Acworth, GA
I use a trick worm and a senko a lot, but have been using a product we carry called the ThinEsse worm by Whopper Baits. I had a few packs in the boat for ever and finally tied one on last year and it made me a believer.

Edited by pbmang (04/24/13 11:06 AM)
The best flipping jig on the market!

#8862474 - 04/24/13 11:08 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
WacoHog06 Offline

Registered: 07/09/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Waco TX
Zoom trick worm and zoom magnum finesse worm are the only worms I rig on a shakey head. I've had more success with the magnum finesse worm.
P.B. 9.4 Lake Fork

#8862487 - 04/24/13 11:10 AM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
kscatman76 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/12
Posts: 2264
Loc: Kansas
I use 1/8 all the way thru 5/8th depending on depth. I like to use a zoom finesse worm and i also like to use Hag's Tornado's. i use the standup heads alot to, espeically with a Hags.

#8862677 - 04/24/13 12:06 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Sinkey Online   content
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4634
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
My new favorite is a 7" worm by Xcite Baits. Next would be Zoom Trick worm.


#8862696 - 04/24/13 12:10 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Cmill23 Offline

Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 101
Loc: Rockwall
I like a Stanley Sidewinder. It has a rattle chamber in the tail, and will produce bubbles if you leave it empty.

#8862872 - 04/24/13 12:53 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Skeeter_Man1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2084
Loc: Wichita falls, Tx
Trick worms and 3/16 oz
2009 Skeeter Zx-200
2001 Ford powerstroke

#8863017 - 04/24/13 01:47 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
CENTEX Toad Hunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 2415
Loc: Killeen, TX
If you are fond of Zoom Trick Worms, you will love e2Baits worm. They are so buoyant that they will stand up every time!
"If you've quit learn'n, you might'as well quit fish'n cuz yer not catch'n as many fish as ya should be!"

#8863200 - 04/24/13 02:54 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Top Waters Offline

Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 420
Loc: Melissa / Lake Fork
Probably not the typical shaky head bait, but I had a lot of luck using a zoom brush hog in watermelon candy on a 1/2 oz. shaky head sunday and monday afternoon. Biggest was 9 lbs. Fish was already spawned out and was over 25" long. Would have like to have seen her in March.
GO -------> fish

"Spit in his mouth, Son. It will make him grow bigger faster"
My late grandfather Bill Chapman (and former lake patrolman at Lake Tyler, TX)

P.B. 9.4 lbs - Lake Fork

#8863220 - 04/24/13 03:02 PM Re: Shaky head worms [Re: Gambler James]
Bass N Beer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 711
Loc: Springtown, Texas
What about a Havoc Bottom Hopper? I've been using that and Zoom Trick Worms.

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