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Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! #12310171
06/25/17 01:44 AM
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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?











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Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12310188
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Nice, like the thought of using my old worms for crappie. good post.

Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12310318
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Isn't that a Ned rig?

Cheers, cheers

George

Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: Gungle] #12310362
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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.

Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12310430
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NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET

Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12310494
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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.


Fishin' to stock Lake Crisco.
Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: Gungle] #12310532
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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.

Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12310562
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I've been know to take the last couple inches off a Berkley powerworm curly tail with great success too. wink


Re: Got some plastic worms laying around ? - use em for crappie ! [Re: SenkoSam] #12312162
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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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