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Favorite Plastics For Smallies


Jack Jones

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My go to plastic right now is a 4 in pumpkin finesse worm on a shakey head. It seems to produce well in the waters I've used it. I wanted to get an idea of what others like in terms of plastics for the smallmouths. Preferences on baits, colors, sizes, etc....Feel free to share.

"Thanks to Mother Mercy, Thanks to Brother Wine, Another night is over and we're walking down the line" - David Mallett

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Strike-King Bitsy Tube with 1/8oz maribou jig for the hook

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Been chasing them on the fly this year (clousers/ zonkers), but last summer my go-to was a pumpkin color baby brush hog T-rigged on a 3/0 with a 1/8 oz. sinker.

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I use the exact same bait (baby brush hog) rigged the same way. Actually my son uses it now more than I do.

I also like a culprit jerk bait on a 1/8 oz jig head with the hook exposed. I usually tear off some so that is about 3.5” long. It is great for skipping up under trees and letting it fall slowly with twitches. Or letting it fall into deeper holes. Catches everything.

My son got these two on back to back cast with the brush hog.

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Yep. For plastics, most of mine come on white super flukes.

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Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver in the color of California on a brown Chomper stand up jig head in 3/8 oz for me.

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I just happen to have a package of Zoom Flukes in pearl. How are you all rigging it? I was going to go with either a 3/0 hook weightless (but that'd be tough to cast) or a slider hook that has the weight attached.

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Weightless, Jack. T-rigged. And twitch it like a crackhead.

Looks like I'm alone in that I prefer the 4" flukes, but I buy mine from a small plastics company and they're a little meatier than the typical 4"ers you see.

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