Bass Fishing HomeBass Fishing Forums

Go Back   BassFishin.Com Forums > Serious Conversation Only > Techniques, Strategy & Presentations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-16-09, 10:39 PM   #1
BeaverIslander
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
BeaverIslander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Posts: 275
Default Which Shakyhead Worm Do You Prefer?

I'm pretty new to jigworms. I just picked up the technique this Summer because some locals swear by them. Normally in a shakyhead situation I was using a jig or Tex rig.

I'm looking for the worm thats floats off the bottom the best.

I've used the Zoom Trick Worm and the Gulp! Shaky Worm and had some success, but they don't have much float to them. Aren't there some brands where the tail floats almost vertically about the jig?

While we're at it... What are your favorite colors, weights, and techniques to fishing jigworms?

Thx
BeaverIslander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-09, 11:11 PM   #2
Bender
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Bender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 2,414
Default

Black Berkley Walleye Nightcrawler.

I don't know if it floats or not, but it works and has been the best I have ever used. If it is too long then just cut an inch or two off. Just make sure you get the ones that say "Walleye" on the package.
Bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-09, 11:27 PM   #3
skeeter944
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
skeeter944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Somewhere in South Carolina
Posts: 2,377
Default

I throw Buckeye Lure Spot removers, 1/8 ounce for 0-8 feet of water and 1/4 for 10-20 feet of water. I throw a greenpumpkin head, its just a confidence thing. As far as worms go, I throw a Zoom Finesse worm 75% of the time, the rest of the time I'll throw a Trick worm. I experimented with Strike King's 3x worms, the tail action is amazing! But when they get left out in the sun, they tend to melt, which is why i went back to the Zoom. As far as colors go, I throw greenpumpkin in clear-stained water or on cloudy days, watermelonseed in clear water on sunny days, and junebug in stained-muddy water or on cloudy days as well. Its all an experiment though, so keep switchin until the fish tell you what they want. For tackle, I throw all my shaky heads on a 7' medium action spinning rod with 8lb Berkely 100% Fluorocarbon. My favorite technique is to skip the shaky head under boat docks, and just let it sit there and shake it. But in reality, you can throw the shaky head anywhere, docks, points, humps, rockpiles, brushpiles, laydowns, etc. Something alot of anglers do is shake the bait with a tight line, which moves the bait too much. Put some slack in the line when you shake, and the tail will work wonders. Sometimes shaking is too much action, and the bass want it dragged. Hope I helped you with your question!
skeeter944 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 12:56 AM   #4
bassboogieman
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
bassboogieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Parkesburg, Pa.
Posts: 3,762
Default

Usually a 5" slim senko or Kanami cut tail worm. I found this at one of our local sportsman shows - called an airtail worm. Picture was of this worm in my aquarium. Not a bad worm, straight with an air pocket in the tail - hence the name.

Last edited by bassboogieman; 10-17-09 at 01:04 AM.
bassboogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 09:40 AM   #5
BigBassin144
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
 
BigBassin144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 9,463
Send a message via AIM to BigBassin144
Default

The only few I know that actually float are the Power Bait shaky worms and the Strike King Elaztech Finesse worms. Those are main two I use, but occasionally I use a Zoom shak tail worm because I like the action of the thin curly tail.

BB
__________________
As of June 14, 2014 the members of the BF.com forum have moved to basschat.yuku.com!
BigBassin144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-09, 10:56 AM   #6
Baron49
BassFishin.Com Member
 
Baron49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 1000 Islands, New York
Posts: 62
Default

I like the Berkley Power bait Shakey worms in both the 5 and 7 inch models, but the best floating worm I have used so far has been a Charlies floating worm. I found them in Florida and they work great. Tried the Strike King worms, but did not like how sticky they get after using them or having them out of the bag in the sun.
__________________
B.A.S.S. Member since 1976. Life Member since 1987
Baron49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-09, 08:50 AM   #7
BeaverIslander
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
BeaverIslander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Posts: 275
Default

I picked up 2 packs of Power Bait 5" Shaky Worms yesterday in watermelon and The General, which is basically junebug/pink. Plus a pack of the Zoom Shaky Worm with the little twister tail in watermelon/red flk.

I'lll give em a shot today. Thx
BeaverIslander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-09, 09:07 PM   #8
BassMoJo
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
BassMoJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hampstead, MD
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to BassMoJo
Default

Roboworms, strike king like everyone else said, I don't really know those are the only two I've tested in the tub, but jig head wise I like strike king shakyhead and I just bought some mega-strike shakyheads that look pretty sweet, they are the same head that's on the evolution jig heads.
__________________
This is my Signature there are many like it, but this one is mine.
BassMoJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-09, 09:19 AM   #9
Bob Smith
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Bob Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cartersville, Georgia
Posts: 1,472
Default

It's a matter of personal preference. Myself, I haven't experienced a situation whereby the floating worm actually produced more than your conventional finesse worms. That doesn't mean that condition never exist, but it just hasn't done anything for me.
My favorite worms are the Indigo Worm series from GrandeBass Trophy Hunter Bait Company (www.grandebass.com), then the Zoom Finesse worms, and finally Netbait finesse worms.
For my Shakey heads I use the Gambler "Giggy-Head" worm jigs because they are easier to rig and position the worm to my liking.
__________________
Bob Smith a.k.a. "Porko" (vintage Strike King variety!)
Bob Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-09, 09:42 AM   #10
rrw4258
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
rrw4258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bellevue, Ohio
Posts: 2,338
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Smith View Post
It's a matter of personal preference. Myself, I haven't experienced a situation whereby the floating worm actually produced more than your conventional finesse worms. That doesn't mean that condition never exist, but it just hasn't done anything for me.
My favorite worms are the Indigo Worm series from GrandeBass Trophy Hunter Bait Company (www.grandebass.com), then the Zoom Finesse worms, and finally Netbait finesse worms.
For my Shakey heads I use the Gambler "Giggy-Head" worm jigs because they are easier to rig and position the worm to my liking.
Bob, was just wondering if you have tried, the spot remover from buckeye lures, and how does the giggy head compare to the spot removers? I was looking at the giggy head at a tackle shop the other day but decided against them. Do the giggy heads seem to hang up in the rocks alot? I am looking for a head to use around rocks, because the wide head of the spot removers hang up to much around rocks... thanks

Ryan
__________________
Never Give Up!
rrw4258 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-09, 12:39 PM   #11
Bob Smith
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Bob Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cartersville, Georgia
Posts: 1,472
Default

Sorry for taking so long to get back with you, Ryan (also have a real job! snicker). I live in North Georgia and we have rocks, lots and lots of rocks!). The Giggy head works better than the normal screwlock and ball head shakey heads (worm jigs). I have used Spot Remover and Spot Sticker heads and find them to be better around the shell, clay or grassy bottoms. The Giggy heads will get hung up too, but overall I like the position of the worm and I like the fact that I can use them in multiple methods (shakey, sliding and swimming). You will find them very easy to rig and they keep the worm straight. I have been using them since before the company who started them sold out to Gambler (originally marketed as Giggy Head and made in Terrell, TX). They also have a 5/0 hook size that works beautifully on the 8" trick style worms and creature baits.
__________________
Bob Smith a.k.a. "Porko" (vintage Strike King variety!)
Bob Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-09, 10:36 AM   #12
BeaverIslander
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
BeaverIslander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Posts: 275
Default

I had some good luck with the Power Bait Shaky worms yesterday when the Trick Worm wasn't getting it done. The Trick Worm has a little bit more tail-action and I think it was turning them off.

I did find some Spot Removers in a bargain bin and picked some up. Combined with a floating Power Shaky Worm, I got the standup/vertical presentation I was looking for. I'm happy with the jighead on the mostly clay/hard sand bottom, but when I met a rockpile, the jig would become wedged occasionally because of the shape of the head. I didn't lose any and didn't waste more than a minute, so it was minor. I wish the Spot Remover had a bigger hook though.
BeaverIslander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-09, 09:24 PM   #13
The Doc
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
The Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ft. Bragg, NC
Posts: 270
Default

Big Bite Baits makes the Squirrel Tail worm, it stands straight up with the tail section vertical. Great shakey head worms.
__________________
In the absence of orders, find something and kill it. Unk, 82nd ABN WWII
The Doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-09, 03:19 PM   #14
bassnman30
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lexington,NC-Worlds best BBQ.
Posts: 1,945
Default

Roboworm.
I'm not sure if they "stand up" but I know they work for me.
I use 1/16 oz. "Owners" (they are the ones that have a pin sticking through the head as well as the spring).
__________________
Lexington,NC.
bassnman30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-09, 03:12 PM   #15
Bubba_Bruiser
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Bubba_Bruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South MS
Posts: 3,659
Send a message via MSN to Bubba_Bruiser
Default

I have had my best luck with the Buckeyes with the Roboworm. I like the pig tail screws better than the ribbed spikes that attach the worm. The spikes split the head on the Robos. But they are good for the Zoom trick worms and BPS floating trick worms.
__________________
\,,,,/ ROCK ON! HRN4L!
Bubba_Bruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-09, 04:41 PM   #16
Willvdh1
BassFishin.Com Member
 
Willvdh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 74
Default

What are the most common methods of working shakey heads?
Slowly dragging them?
hopping along the bottom?
Willvdh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-09, 02:54 AM   #17
Bubba_Bruiser
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Bubba_Bruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South MS
Posts: 3,659
Send a message via MSN to Bubba_Bruiser
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willvdh1 View Post
What are the most common methods of working shakey heads?
Slowly dragging them?
hopping along the bottom?
My objective Will, is to find the tension in the line and jiggling it without moving the weight but sending enough vibration to jiggle the worm for a few seconds. Then I might bounce it a time or 2 and repeat. I don't have much problems with 10# flouro test and a 3/8 shakey head jig.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7-xktoD6rw
Lengthy video, but maybe it will help you out some.
__________________
\,,,,/ ROCK ON! HRN4L!
Bubba_Bruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-09, 08:33 AM   #18
BigBassin144
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
 
BigBassin144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 9,463
Send a message via AIM to BigBassin144
Default

Will, I think it greaty depends on what cover you're fishing. I like to fish the shakey head in timber and when the bottom is mostly rocks. I normally use 1/16-1/8oz jigs, but will sometimes (but not often) move to a 1/4oz.

like bubba said, I try to wiggle it in place most of the time, especially when fishing timber. when it comes to a rocky bottom, I'll drag it or hop it if the rocks are too large to drag the lure over.

BB
__________________
As of June 14, 2014 the members of the BF.com forum have moved to basschat.yuku.com!
BigBassin144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-09, 11:54 PM   #19
TN_Bassin
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
TN_Bassin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bon Aqua,TN
Posts: 1,013
Default

I mainly use Zoom Trickworms and Finesse worms when I use a shakyhead. I tend to catch fish more consistetly using those than any other.
__________________
Other anglers are tough, but the fish are the real competition.
TN_Bassin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-09, 04:14 PM   #20
Acm4bass
BassFishin.Com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atwater,CA
Posts: 14
Default

I've used three 7" zoom trick worms, robo worms and we have local gem, called berserkaits...they have a color called Green pumpkin candy...pow!

Black, brown, white, purple, green with black flake,green with red flake...and clear with brown/copper flake are all awesome colors.
Acm4bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 05:29 AM   #21
BassinID
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
BassinID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Too far from largemouth, Idaho
Posts: 672
Default

Roboworm in 6" or 7" berkley hand pour (new) I like oxblood or junebug (margarita mutilator) I think in roboworm. I throw them on 3/16 picasso shakedown or gamakatsu skip gap shaky.
BassinID is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 11:20 AM   #22
Jrob78
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Jrob78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,671
Default

Roboworms on a Picasso Shakedown jig head are hard to beat! I also like Zoom Finesse worms, Big Bite Baits Squirrel Tail worms and Kicker Fish Hightail Holeshot worms. Another jig head I like to use is the Secret Lures Tail Shaker Jig. I've had success with those and the Picasso's. I've tried a few others including the Spot Remover with not much success. I couldn't keep the Spot Remever from falling over!!
Jrob78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-12, 12:27 AM   #23
MacAttak
BassFishin.Com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default

The Holeshot Shaky Worm by Kicker Fish is the best. It stands higher than all comparable worms even on a ballhead and is much more durable than, say, a Roboworm. And for 2.99 for 20 worms, it kicks the hell outta, say, a Roboworm at 3.29 for 10. Plus I find the tail moves better than many of the competion. Also, those of you that are using a Spot Remover, you are not catching as many fish as you could. I find ballheads wobble and shaky when moved and the Spot Remover deadens the action of soft worms.
MacAttak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-12, 11:18 PM   #24
Rebbasser
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
 
Rebbasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 10,140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter944 View Post
I throw Buckeye Lure Spot removers, 1/8 ounce for 0-8 feet of water and 1/4 for 10-20 feet of water.

I'm With Skeeter on this one-IMO Spot Removers are the way to go. They have a flat bottom:

and will stand up on the bottom so the worm will always be above the bottom. All I use.
__________________
It's happened to the best of them: John 21:3
Rebbasser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-12, 09:58 AM   #25
arfish
BassFishin.Com Member
 
arfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 46
Default

roboworm.
Get the fat straight tail for shakey head.
Tackle tour did a good review of them years ago.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewrobowormplastic.html

But there are lots of good options out there. I keep several brands, just in case, in my soft plastic bag. Berkley, Netbait, Zoom, and a few small company brands under the radar.

In the winter months, I find a regular senko on a shakey head is about as productive as any thing else. Just drag it on the bottom. Caught some big bass last winter that way.
__________________
-Nah, its just a limb bream.

Last edited by arfish; 09-25-12 at 10:06 AM.
arfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Disclosure / Disclaimer
Before acting on the content posted, you should know that BassFishin.Com may benefit financially and otherwise from content, advertising, links or otherwise from anything you click on, read, or look at on our website. Click here to read our Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2013 BassFishin.Com LLC