Bass Pro Shops® Squirmin'® Shad
- Impressive fish-attracting movement
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fisherbob great product I use these with a 1/8 ounce jighead and have had great success on bass,pickerel and crappie. Simple to use, just cast and crank. love em May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by xmuskyguide Squirmin shad=catch fish I have used these baits for several years to catch a variety of saltwater fish including, sand trout, sea trout, spanish mackerel, small cobia, etc. When fish are aggressive, I fish them plain on a 3/8 oz jig. When they are more finicky I add a small stinger hook. When anchored up in a hole I often put one over the side in a rod holder with the bait just inches off the bottom. Wave movement gives these baits enough action to catch fish and I have added as many as seven sand trout to the ice chest this way. Those are fish that I wouldn't have otherwise caught! I also like to cast them on a jig using a jerky retrieve They are also effective vertical jigging bouncing the bottom, a great way to locate fish. All the colors work but my favorite is pearl with black back. They aren't very durable but are cheap enough that it doesn't matter. March 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dogpatch Good bait Bait works well, is as advertised would like it better if sold in larger bulk sizes March 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by johnnyfish okay.. these lures look really good under the water but they really dont have that great of movement like you would see in other brands of lures January 8, 2013
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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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