Bass Pro Shops® Squirmin'® Shad
- Impressive fish-attracting movement
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dwd45 BPS Squirmin' Shad I bought the 4" size to use as a spinnerbait body instead of a skirt. They have great action and are very durable. December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tominthevillages excellent bait, you can pay more but why? I originaly got these for small mouth on lake erie.I have been using squarming shad for trout in the gulf. Outstanding bait. The toothy critters tend to tear them up, but show me almost any salt water fish that can't do that. All I can say is they work. October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by boomer341 great bait multiple uses, for almost any style of fishing you can think of. October 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jessco29 bang for your buck excellent bait at reasonable price i bought these just a few days ago and used them all day long caught several different species with them...smallies and redeye bass were tearing them up and i mean that literally i have to go purchase more i have only about three out of fifteen left in decent shape...i fish a small river in west virginia and haven't had much sucess with artificial baits but this one is great a must have but i will add if you add a spinner blade to your jig head the fish hit it with alot more aggression and fight like crazy September 7, 2012
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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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