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#523010 06/29/2020 2:25 AM
by anthropic
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For the last few weeks, the local Bass Pro has been totally out of 4 inch Power Worms in all colors. No motor oil, red shad, watermelon, junebug, tequila sunrise, etc. Shelves were empty. Well, empty with one exception: Black. Black worms, they had plenty.

Reluctantly, I bought a couple of packs, hoping I wouldn't run out of better colors. But I did, so eventually went with black.

A couple of hours and two 20 plus inch LMB later, I can say that black worms work just dandy.

I recall reading an article years ago by a plastic worm manufacturer which tested various colors for bass response. They concluded that the fish didn't care if the lure were translucent or a solid shade. However, fishermen did care, much preferring translucent, so they kept making more of those.

Interesting. Anybody else experience something similar at Bass Pro?
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#523069 Jun 30th a 11:31 AM
by TGW1
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A wacky rigged sinko is a great tool for catching lmb. Frank, if it was me and not having much luck with one I would look into my fishing line. And look for a line with low visibility. A wacky rigged sinko is a hard lure to be out fished. Frank, based on your fishing reports at the lake, I would be surprised that you would not go through 3 to 5 bags of baits per fishing trip. Chunk it out there, let it fall a bit ( slow count to 3 or 6 or somewhere in between) and then twitch it by moving the rod tip a few inches by a quick jerk. Watch your line for movement and then set the hook. I use a #2 or #3 wide gap Owner hook or even larger if I want it to fall a little faster. Good luck.
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#523068 Jun 30th a 11:18 AM
by canyoncreek
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yep, we just bent the senko/lookalike in half, put a long shank worm hook (nothing fancy) through the mid section, back around and back up through so the hook is pointing straight up and the worm is suspended by roughly the middle. (wacky rig) The nice thing is that a 4 or 5" worm has enough weight that kids can cast but no added weight is needed. Then when it hits the water it sinks slowly. You just cast into structure or better yet right on the edge of structure since the hook point does show through and so is not totally weedless.

I just taught them to let it hit bottom on the cast. Then just 2 quick twitches to get it moving up (the two ends of the worm bow together and then spring back up when twitching) in the water column, then let it sink again. Twitch twice, sink, over and over. The fish usually pick it up as it sinks so they had to be alert to a subtle tightening of the slack that they didn't do (tightening on the falling down phase) or it is easier when you see the line start moving sideways when you know that you are only reeling straight back towards the boat. With subtle pickups or sideways movement it is best to wait to the count of 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississipi and then set the hook or wait till you feel a little tension and then set it. Amazing how readily the fish want to pick up that falling wacky rigged worm.
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#523329 Jul 7th a 05:38 AM
by SENKOSAM
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wacky rigged lures don't have to be Senkos yet still have the SAME ACTION and strike potential:
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