Bass Pro Shops® Squirmin'® Shad
- Impressive fish-attracting movement
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThaOthaWhiteMeat First time used and will continue to use! I couldn't land a fish all day and as soon as I switched to this lure I caught the one in the picture an absolutely awesome catch. The product looks real and this fish go right for them. They also have many colors and sizes to choose from and its a durable lure so a package will last a while. This is one product I will keep in my tackle box permanently and a must have for everyone else!!! I even had people asking to take pictures of lure so they could go get some! June 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheGator Great paddle tail action. These are great quality swimbaits. I tear it up with the 4" Bluegill color (it really looks like a dark acidic water Bluegill, but works nonetheless.) I also have caught many Smallmouths, including my personal best on the 3" Green Pumpkin Seed Pearl Hologram. Add a worm rattle for good measure. May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ollee Great Great for using on Trout! Used the 3 inch with Northlands Metallic Eye Ball jig heads. Wish there were more holographic colors. And I wish BPS would make jig heads to use with these swimbaits.But overall I cant say I didnt catch any fish! April 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 5 star purchase I am very pleased with the Bass Pro Shops Squirmin' Shad. I have used these for many years and I am still using them. A proven winner. July 31, 2011
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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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