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I was wondering what everyone's favorite Soft baits were? I am currently getting my BASS tackle for this year of fishing and was wondering what everyone used here in Colorado.
Mostly looking for Brand you use and colors. What you feel is more important type, weight, scent, action, or whatever.
 

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It has been kind of interesting this year...I primarily stick to jig and minnow or bare hook and minnow early for walleyes (unless I am working the rip rap with a plug) but I have used some of the Gulp Jig bodies with a minnow and have had savage hits while nothing happening with the other rod...they may have a winner here...it makes me crazy though that if I forget to remove the Gulp Jig body after fishing it turns to stone is almost impossible to remove...
 

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Vibra Fin Leech for everything.

Senko's, 3" Power Craws, Walleye Turbo Assasins, Storm Swim Shads, and Yamamoto Super Grubs, for Bass and Walleye.

Fin S Fish and Reapers for Pike.
 

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ePic-You can never have too many tubes. ;)  They will catch everything that swims.  Fish them with an insert jighead of anywhere from 1/16 up to 3/8.  Favorite color is green pumpkin, of course.  Generally fish the lightest weight you can get away with depending on depth and the wind.

The other bait I have really come to love is the senko or any of the senko knockoffs.  I fish this weightless on a 1/0 or 2/0 EWG gammi hook (any brand will do but I like Gamakatsu).  These are two of my favorites.  Ed
 

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I like to use senkos in the 3-5" range, usually rigged texas style. White, green, or brown are the best in clear water, and red is best in stained water.
I also like to use 5" zoom super flukes, rigged texas. Same colors apply like the senkos.
Rig all with the appropriate size gamakatsu EWG hook.
 

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Yum Crawbugs (2 1/2") and (3 1/4")

Culprit Worms (6") up to (7")

Red and white 1 inch tube jigs "Wiper_Stalker" knows what I'm talkin about. ;D

Sassy Shads (any size depending on what I'm after)
 

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i do well for bass and walleye using "Gulp" worms. The best colors are chartreuse, red and tan. They are tough and catch multiple fish before being chewed up too much. Just don't forget to take them off when you are done because they dry to a leather consistency.

I also like to use "yum" crayfish in a variety of colors, bounching them slowly off the bottom is deadly for bass in earlier to mid summer.

Dan
 

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Dan said:
i do well for bass and walleye using "Gulp" worms.  The best colors are chartreuse, red and tan.  They are tough and catch multiple fish before being chewed up too much.  Just don't forget to take them off when you are done because they dry to a leather consistency. 

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Dan makes a great point about the "gulp" products. If you leave it on the hook overnight, ya might as well get the scissors out to cut it off because you aren't going to pull it off. Even when you are fishing with them and they aren't in the water for a couple of minutes they get dry.
 

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Dan said:
i do well for bass and walleye using "Gulp" worms. The best colors are chartreuse, red and tan. They are tough and catch multiple fish before being chewed up too much. Just don't forget to take them off when you are done because they dry to a leather consistency.

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Dan makes a great point about the "gulp" products. If you leave it on the hook overnight, ya might as well get the scissors out to cut it off because you aren't going to pull it off. Even when you are fishing with them and they aren't in the water for a couple of minutes they get dry.
I see we have something in common TFB!
 

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Dan said:
i do well for bass and walleye using "Gulp" worms.  The best colors are chartreuse, red and tan.  They are tough and catch multiple fish before being chewed up too much.  Just don't forget to take them off when you are done because they dry to a leather consistency. 

I also like to use "yum" crayfish in a variety of colors,  bounching them slowly off the bottom is deadly for bass in earlier to mid summer.

Dan

Yeah... This is the 1st year I tried the Gulp products. I was caught by surprise when I got up the next morning to re-rig my rod. The damn thing didn't come off the hook. I was too lazy to cut off the hardened worm from the hook so I just threw it away.

Hey... Them YUM Crawbugs work great!!
 
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Yammamoto, baby! Senkos, hula grubs...YAY! Nver met a bass who could ignore em BOTH!

GREAT LUCK TO YOU THIS YEAR! ;D
 

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My favorite softbaits for bass are bar none soft plastic jerkbaits. I feel I can catch more bass on these than any other lure usually. The only drawback is they don't work in murky water and are only marginally effective in pretty stained water. In clear water, they are the best bass lure in existance.
My favorites are the zoom super flukes, zoom super fluke juniors, bass assassins, sluggos, senkos, and fin s fishes in white, lemon shad, smoke, browns, watermelon, and baby bass colors. Rig 3" jerks or senkos with a 2 to 1/0 EWG gamakatsu hook, and 4" with 1/0, and 5" with 3/0. Even small bass will hungrily wolf down a 5" super fluke, but sometimes downsizing works better. If the bass average around 14", the 5" is about the best size. Often I can even get bass I see to inhale these lures.
I prefer six pound mono to work these baits at all water levels. Cast them out and let them sink, and then slowly twitch them back in alternating with long pauses and tiny twitches. Usually the line will shoot out really fast when the bass takes the lure. If the lure is rigged right and you set the hook hard and fast, you should hook most of the fish that hit.
For walleyes, a good old curly tail grub in the 3 - 4" size rigged on a 1/8 - 1/4 ounce round or snagless jighead works great. Best colors are browns, purple, white, chatreuse, yellow, black, and other hues at times. Bigger curly tails work great for pike and trout too.
 
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