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Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? #13422935 02/01/20 01:17 AM
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Which do you prefer while fishing for either sunfish -Bluegill,Redear,etc. or Large Mouth Bass. Spinner Baits or Soft Plastics? noidea

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LMB - Soft plastics...either 7-8" worms Texas rig on bait cast, or 1" to 2" soft swimbait on spinning . Sunfish - Gulp Alive 1" minnows or BOC. Recently picked up a few very small Yozuri rattlin Vibe crank baits to try out. I think they are 1" & kind of like rattle traps. Hope to be back on the water next week...

Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13423405 02/01/20 04:31 PM
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Soft Plastics all the way.

Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13425780 02/03/20 10:17 PM
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I was a huge soft plastic guy, but this last year has been the year of the spinnerbait for me! I’ve caught more fish one spinners in the past 6 months than I have in the past 20 years. Mainly just one specific spinner, but a few others as well. I still use soft plastics almost half the time, but spinners have definitely surged ahead to number 2!


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Soft plastics such as worms,sliders, and tube jigs. Use them about 10 percent of the time while fishing for Bluegill. The worms are the Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. thumb


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For Panfish, neither. I had a great season last year with very small crankbaits (Matzuo Nano Crank and Strike King Bitsy Minnow). For LMB since I was a kid I'd say a solid 75% of the bass I've caught, including my PB, were with weightless, Texas Rigged 5" worms.

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Originally Posted by jagg
I was a huge soft plastic guy, but this last year has been the year of the spinnerbait for me! I’ve caught more fish one spinners in the past 6 months than I have in the past 20 years. Mainly just one specific spinner, but a few others as well. I still use soft plastics almost half the time, but spinners have definitely surged ahead to number 2!






You are reading my mind Jagg! woot

Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13426873 02/04/20 07:24 PM
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Search my posts - mostly soft plastic lures but also some trolled crankbaits and Beetle Spin grubs.
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Ball head jigs 1/32-1/8 oz plus soft plastics are king where I fish ! Rarely do I cast spinnerbaits though I know I can catch bass on them. It's just that the variety of soft plastic designs that catch any fish that swims is INSANE !!

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Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13426891 02/04/20 07:36 PM
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Hitting the sides of docks, which in this picture were in + 10 fow with jigs, and letting them sink, caught many sunfish two days in a row.
(Besides, the dogs go nuts when I catch fish!)
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Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: SenkoSam] #13429205 02/06/20 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SenkoSam
Hitting the sides of docks, which in this picture were in + 10 fow with jigs, and letting them sink, caught many sunfish two days in a row.
(Besides, the dogs go nuts when I catch fish!)
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I follow your post often and love seeing the baits you are using! Love catching sunnies on artificial baits! hooked

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Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13430315 02/07/20 11:20 AM
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Thanks Laker. Wasn't sure anyone was reading them.

But getting back to the original question,
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Which do you prefer while fishing for either sunfish -Bluegill,Redear,etc. or Large Mouth Bass. Spinner Baits or Soft Plastics?

If either or, it would would be soft plastics, but not most plastic worm designs. Spinnerbaits have a time and place but aren't as versatile as soft plastics on jig heads. I even prefer skirted jigs ranging in weight from 3/8 - 3/4 oz. with different trailers than spinnerbaits for bass; Beetle Spins for panfish.

As I've said and shown with photos, soft plastics on light jig heads will catch any fish in a lake or river but should be matched to the right action/length rod and size reel - as for any lures used in a specific size/weight range. I just find it fun being able to use a huge range of soft plastics on light jigs - even a 7" Kut Tail Worm and not having to worry about whether the lure is too flashy (spinnerbait) or too heavy thereby limiting when and where I can fish them.

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Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: Laker One] #13431468 02/08/20 02:40 AM
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I just cant get used to fishing a plain jig. I have to feel a spinner moving.

Re: Spinner Baits VS. Soft Plastics? [Re: SenkoSam] #13433912 02/10/20 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SenkoSam
Thanks Laker. Wasn't sure anyone was reading them.

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Which do you prefer while fishing for either sunfish -Bluegill,Redear,etc. or Large Mouth Bass. Spinner Baits or Soft Plastics?

If either or, it would would be soft plastics, but not most plastic worm designs. Spinnerbaits have a time and place but aren't as versatile as soft plastics on jig heads. I even prefer skirted jigs ranging in weight from 3/8 - 3/4 oz. with different trailers than spinnerbaits for bass; Beetle Spins for panfish.

As I've said and shown with photos, soft plastics on light jig heads will catch any fish in a lake or river but should be matched to the right action/length rod and size reel - as for any lures used in a specific size/weight range. I just find it fun being able to use a huge range of soft plastics on light jigs - even a 7" Kut Tail Worm and not having to worry about whether the lure is too flashy (spinnerbait) or too heavy thereby limiting when and where I can fish them.




I can relate to this. Plus #1.

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