Bass Pro Shops® Squirmin'® Shad
- Impressive fish-attracting movement
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JB Squirmin Shads These are simply one of the best swimbaits i have ever used. My dad bought these in Branson and never used these i picked them up the other day fed a tube hook up the middle and slammed the fish the next two days out. I even caught two pike a baby one and a monster 35 inch which is goin on the wall. I also caught 2 largemouth. Both atleast 2 lbs. I will definately buy more of these. August 6, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by CallMeChaz Unqualified "thumbs up" I bought the Dace color minnows in 2 to 4 inch for flats fishing in Southwest Florida. The color/shape/size really mimics many of the natural baits that swim here. 200 snook can't be wrong because they agree with me! My wife and I have been catching snook from the beach this season until we are sick of catching them. We outfish our shrimp-slinging companions with these lil' guys, 2 to 1. They don't work work better than shrimp, they work just as well. The added bonus, however, is that I don't have to carry a pail of shrimp; I don't have to replace my bait every time I get a strike; I don't have every creature in the Gulf stealing my bait! I spend more time with my hook in the water, so we outfish the shrimpers. Snook anhilate them!! They work their best at night. I'm not surprised, since I can feel the tail vibrate through my fishing rod. I'm sure that rings the dinner bell for a hungry snook, as they have a very sensitive lateral line. If I can feel the vibes, so can they. Very impressive engineering for a relatively inexpensive soft lure! Frankly, I don't know how you could wrong in most fishing situations. They have the look, the feel, the vibes, and the price. Tight lines, y'all. July 14, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by walleye rick unbelievable I've been fising for many, many years and have never used a better walleye bait. They work well with a small jig head and are killers when you use them behind a #2 or #3 Mepps black fury with chartreuse dots on the blade. Just snip off the treble hook off and use a split ring to attach a #4 baitholder hook, thread on a 2-inch firetiger shad and start haulin in the 'eyes. June 26, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by eyejigger Walleye bait As an angler without a boat I routinly fish smaller rivers for walleye. I have not found a better soft plastic to tip my jigs with than swimbaits such as these. These shads are probably the best I have tried, they are soft enough that walleye and bass will hold on to the jig without letting go, and strong enought that they are not constantly tearing off the hook. I highly reccomend the 3 inch size for walleye big or small, in firetiger. They work form spring trough to ice-up. July 30, 2006
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A:I catch lots of bass, pickerel and crappie with this bait. I usually rig it on a 1/8 ounce jighead and have found that if you tie it with a uni-knot and leave a loop in the knot, the bait will have a better action.
A:Yes, you can use either 3 or 4 inch baits. I have had bass 4 to 6 inches take 4 inch baits just as fast as they would a 3 inch bait.
A:yes i also fish for smallies and largemouth and they seem to love these baits and i fish cooler waters similar to what you may fish in PA
A:4 inch is great for both smallmouth and largemouth!
A:The 3" inch would be perfect for small and largemouth bass. 4" would be ok for largemouth bass as well depending on the size of the forage they are already feeding on. However, I believe 3" is a good general size for either species and the best place to start. Of course the only other factors now are color and jig head weight.
Details:Just bought a pack and want to rig them weedles texas style...It was awkward when I tried cause their body is too fat to get the hook all the way through with 4/0.
A:You can run the hook on the outside of the body catchin just enough of the bait to hold it in place. Fish will hold it long enough for you to get a good hook set. They don't seem to mind that the hook is exposed.
A:Lay the bait on it's side and measure the length of your hook against the body. Then, flip the bait on it's back and cut a slot in the belly from about 1/8" from the nose to the lenth of the hook. Carefully cut the slot until you have about 1/4" left. This allows you to Texas rig it without trying to get the hook through the whole body.
Details:What would be the best size&color to use when fishing in the brackish dirty colored Myakka River in Fl? Are they good for snook, redfish, or snapper? And how would they best be mounted-on a hook or jig or? And what size/color/mount to use for surf fishing? We like to surf fish off of Boca Grande. Any help would be appreciated. TIA.
A:Four inch on a 3/8 ounce jig should work great in the river. Pearl black back is hard to beat. I wouldn't recommend them for surf fishing unless you re going to cast and retrieve constantly. If you are, this same rig will work.
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A:In dirty water I tend to start out with bigger baits and downsize accordingly. I fish a LOT of stained/dirty water and ALWAYS start with large Firetiger. I haven't found a color that will out produce it and I fish in the Mississippi river a lot.
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A:I woud sugest the 3 or 4 inch in white or chartruse. Put it on a 1/16oz, 1/8 oz, or 1/4 oz jighead with a jig spinner attachment.
A:I find shad baits tend to work better in the winter or in dirty water. I usually stick with the 3 and 4 inch sizes. Generally speaking rigged on a jig head and weight depends on depth. The shallower the water the lighter the jig head. As far as color, try to make your shad look like what they eat. Pay close attention for tints in the fish.(blue, pink, purple, green, or gold. Water color and light level of the day can be critical for color selection. Sounds like a lot, but when you stop trying to figure out color, you stop catching the fish you could be catching. Don't give up.
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