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Grub suggestions?
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:24:58 AM »

After reading the previous thread about fishing with a grub, I am very interested in trying them out. If I was going to buy one pack, what would be a good kind, color, and size to try for bass fishing down here in Mississippi? Green pumpkin is a good all around color down here, but I have not seen that available in a grub.

Preferably something that I could run by and pick up at the local Walmart, Dicks, or Academy (most of the shipping options cost more than the bait themselves).




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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 06:34:51 AM »

Mr Twister 4 inch Twister tail grubs, 20 packs are cheap enough to get several colors.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 07:33:18 AM »

Kalin's makes a good grub. 3 inch for numbers and 5 inch for bigger bass. Some good standard colors for your area: green pumpkin, watermelon/red, june bug and smoke.

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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:16:31 AM »

Kalin's makes a good grub. 3 inch for numbers and 5 inch for bigger bass. Some good standard colors for your area: green pumpkin, watermelon/red, june bug and smoke.

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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 08:32:40 AM »

I echo the Kalin's suggestion...3", 4" & 5" (you need all 3 sizes).  Green pumpkin is good, so is smoke.  I like the Triple  threat 3" in "Witches Brew" for smallmouth.  I believe the grub is best fished on a jighead exposed point.  If you're going to fish it in weeds T-rigged a 4" - 7" worm would be a better choice.  The grub is better when swimming along the weed edges.

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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:11:53 AM »

I like the Mr. Twister in 3" and 4" in colors white or yellow.  I've caught many species and sizes of fish on those two colors in several states. 
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 10:17:16 AM »

Two things, when I'm not catching fish a 1/16 oz head with a 3 in brown pumpkin grub, an all purpose grub for me would be a 4 in black grub.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 10:41:37 AM »

For me, any color as long as it's black. I've caught fish on 3 inch black grub when nothing else works. Fished creeks with black and buddy fished different color and it wasn't close. As soon as he switched to black he was catching.


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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 10:42:13 AM »

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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 10:47:43 AM »

Tie a small rubber band between the line tie and the hook barb. Easy to put on and take off nd you don't need to T-rig. The rubber band can also be used for tubes and finesse worms.

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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 12:37:30 PM »

Tie a small rubber band between the line tie and the hook barb. Easy to put on and take off nd you don't need to T-rig. The rubber band can also be used for tubes and finesse worms.

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While trying this trick some years ago, I never found it to work.  What I have found to work is a suggestion gleaned from another board that uses a hitchhiker spring attached to the eye and a thin piece of finesse worm just long enough to thread on the hitchhiker and bury the hook point into the other end... Just another way to skin the same cat.


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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 02:01:34 PM »

Rather than use a curl tail grub, try rigging the last 1 3/4" of a finesse worm tail on a light jighead (1/32 or 1/16oz).  Cast it out, let it sink and use a very slow erratic retrieve.

Strike King Mr. Crappie Lightning Shad is one I highly recommend.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 08:20:37 PM »

Great ideas, thanks!


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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 12:33:52 AM »

Yep these Doc Irv grubs are pretty cool. I'm gonna do up a review on one of them someday.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 05:58:44 AM »

In truth there are many grubs from many manufacturers and they all work well. I've used Twister, Kalins, Berkeley and one or 2 others with good results. Under no circumstances let this secret out, Texas rigging a 5 inch Kalins works well in grass, now you are sworn to secrecy and upon pain of being infested by the monkey's family do not tell anyone else.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 08:45:14 AM »

In truth there are many grubs from many manufacturers and they all work well. I've used Twister, Kalins, Berkeley and one or 2 others with good results. Under no circumstances let this secret out, Texas rigging a 5 inch Kalins works well in grass, now you are sworn to secrecy and upon pain of being infested by the monkey's family do not tell anyone else.
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That secret isn't too secret LOL Hold on to your rod when you rip it out of the grass
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 06:37:14 PM »

I have to agree with the others that like the 5 inch Kalins although I wall also use other brands.  In clear water it is hard to argue with Blue Pearl from Kalins.  Depending on the depth, I will use 1/8 Big John Mushroom head from Gopher Tackle or the 1/4 ounce in deeper water.

Here is a video of me explaining how to rig a Kalins and how to use it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tmJKBleIho
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2018, 05:48:25 AM »

I wasn't able to find anything locally, before I made an order (and had to pay shipping), I was thinking about cutting down a zoom ultra vibe speed worm. I thought that the tail might have a similar action to a grub, but I am just guessing here. Anyone try this before?


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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2018, 10:28:03 AM »

I wasn't able to find anything locally, before I made an order (and had to pay shipping), I was thinking about cutting down a zoom ultra vibe speed worm. I thought that the tail might have a similar action to a grub, but I am just guessing here. Anyone try this before?


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Try shopping at Academy right now they are running free shipping with no minimum purchase. They have a few grub offerings.
Also Doc Irv a great guy who supports our forum and has more customization options than anyone.  ;) His shipping is very reasonable.
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Re: Grub suggestions?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2018, 09:59:56 AM »

Bought a pack of ultravibe speed worms to cut down, some 3 inch kalins in green pumpkin and smoke, and some 2 inch Mr crappie lightening shad to try.  Thank you for all of the suggestions!


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