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Toothpick Trick For Bass #14395001 06/15/22 08:54 PM
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I don't see this much in the way we used to do it (shown) with oil. We used to simply toss it out in front of the cattails or weeds or off the bank and wait if we had water movement. Otherwise reel it like any other worm. I tossed one I made for the video off the bank after making the video and got one (below) on the first cast so it still works fine. Probably works better with some of the attractants they have now (I haven't used this since the 70's - we always used minnow oil).

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Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

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Originally Posted by gt2003
Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.


You're welcome and have fun with it. If you've got more modern attractants I'm curious about how well they work with this. Got that bass with the trusty 50+ year Zebco 33 at my feet . . .

Re: Toothpick Trick For Bass [Re: gt2003] #14395019 06/15/22 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gt2003
Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

That is the only hook I use for my texas rigged worms and when i am flipping a bandito bug. Getting hard to find.


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Thx for the tip!

Re: Toothpick Trick For Bass [Re: 1956Zebco] #14395238 06/16/22 12:57 AM
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Cool...makes sense to me. thumb


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Re: Toothpick Trick For Bass [Re: Poodle] #14395258 06/16/22 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Poodle
Originally Posted by gt2003
Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

That is the only hook I use for my texas rigged worms and when i am flipping a bandito bug. Getting hard to find.


FishUSA has your bugs, $4.19 a pack.
Land Big Fish, $5.99

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Originally Posted by Topwater2
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Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

That is the only hook I use for my texas rigged worms and when i am flipping a bandito bug. Getting hard to find.


FishUSA has your bugs, $4.19 a pack.
Land Big Fish, $5.99

I think he’s speaking about the tru-turn hooks


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Check that out, a Tru-turn hook! LOVE IT. Great tip too. I'm going to have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

That is the only hook I use for my texas rigged worms and when i am flipping a bandito bug. Getting hard to find.


FishUSA has your bugs, $4.19 a pack.
Land Big Fish, $5.99

I think he’s speaking about the tru-turn hooks


FishUSA has True Turn Hooks.


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Re: Toothpick Trick For Bass [Re: banker-always fishing] #14395631 06/16/22 02:51 PM
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-- Thanks Banker, and the rest of you guys too.

Evidently a lot of you are going to do this (and that's great) - one request: when you catch bass with it, come back to this string(er) and let us know what attractant you put on the toothpick. I'm really curious about that and sure others are too.

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great video! appreciate the post

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So you rig worm weightless, no slip sinker?

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Originally Posted by Jimfishes
So you rig worm weightless, no slip sinker?


We used to leave it on the bottom by weeds or cattails weightless (if we had water flow to keep the tail wiggling). Otherwise, just fished like a worm - you can fish it any way you fish your normal worm setup (don't overthink it this - just fish it and have fun). The fish above I simply casted out weightless, waited for it to hit the bottom - waited a few seconds, reeled, waited a few seconds reeled, and it hit. Texas, Carolina, any of that is fine - we're just keeping that tail wiggling with scent as it bumps along. Any of the below ideas - fine - it really does it's own work.

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Good luck out there and let us know how you fished it and what you got. Experiment with it - you guys fish often and can take this a lot further than we ever did and I'm interested in seeing what you all do with it. We were hooking the worms with regular hooks and saltwater stuff (whatever we had at that time). Good luck!

Last edited by 1956Zebco; 06/16/22 09:42 PM. Reason: Added how we hooked it in beginning.
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cool tip thanks cheers


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