Crappie, bass and bluegill love to inhale our Tournament Series Squirmin'® Squirts. The Squirts soft, hollow body and fine, undulating tentacles dart through the water like a real minnow. Plus, they are salt-impregnated for maximum attraction and to ensure the fish holds the bite long enough for a solid hook set.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShadyEddy My go-to for EVERYTHING!
Having my girlfriend out fish me a number of times with these little guys, it's become new my go-to bait for just about everything. I've caught bass, trout, perch and panfish with these. The will always be in my bag!
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fisher4life14 Excellent for creek bass!!!!!!!!!!!
I took this lure out to the local creek yesterday and pulled out 2 bass in 4 casts. 1 8" bass and 1 13" bass on the black chartreuse color rigged on a 1/16 oz jig head with a spinner and bobber 8" above. Retrieved VERY slowly about 2 feet, popped it 4 times, and repeated. Very good bait; will definately buy more.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roger46 Excellent
I fish a lot of local lakes for crappie and I have caught a lot of fish on this color. Got friends of mine using them and they say the same thing. They work.
October 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by daysend hard to find locally
I have good success with this type of soft bait for crappie. Can usually depend on Basspro for most recent tackle. If I only knew which color to buy.
August 28, 2013
if your on the bank put a slip bobber/float on and bounce it I don't ever just reel it in I always bounce the tubes off the bottom. But if your trolling do exact same thing but without the Bobber/float. Goodluck
With jigheads inserted into the tube its gonna circle to the bottom no matter what. But thats what makes the fish want to bite because it looks like a dying fish. I thought it looked funny the first time i tried them to but after using them for a while you realize it helps catch fish.
you're fishing it too fast. slow it down and maybe switch to a roundhead jig or a horsehead jig. the jig u are using is more for vertical or strait down presentation. Let it go to the bottom then use a steady retrieve very slowly.
I use an 1/8 oz jig head that is green an yellow with black eye and the jig head has a little tang on it that also helps hold the rubber body on the jig and fish with a slip bobber or just cast and let sink with a slow retrieve.
Hi Mike i am actually a fan of Black/Chart my self, for small delicate plastics like this i love drop shotting, grab you some http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-XPS-Drop-Weights/product/20871/-699270
tie the weight to the end of your main line and depending on the depth you're fishing in allow for a 6"-18" leader, longer leader for deep water. At your desired length tie a #1 split ring with a size 10 bait holder hook i use these http://www.basspro.com/Gamakatsu-Bait-Holder-Hook/product/10217283/-1734504
then simply texas rig the squirt and make it weedless by sticking the hook point in one tentacle, drop it and shake it or twitch it with a slow retrieve.
you slide the tube jig head up through the "bottom" (open end) of the skirt. It can be a little tricky, wet the jib head first (don't put a lead jig in your mouth though). start at a 90 degree angle to the opening and put the line-hole in first the bring it down level and cram it in. don't pull on the "tentacles" they'll tear...you will figure it out. Mine spin also, but only on a fast retrieve. Slow it down, jig erratic popping motions on a slow retrieve and hold on!
Use a "Y" type leader, 6 ft long with 1/32 round jig heads. This is tied to a swivel with one leg about 4 ft long and the other leg about 2 ft long. Pitch or throw the lure out and let i slowly settle to the bottom. Crappie will usually even hit it on the fall. Then slowly retrieve with upward jerking motion. Can tip the hook with niblets. Besure and slightly open the hooks before baiting as this will aid the hookset.
Small tubes naturally have an eratic action, but the best way to rig them is to get a 1/32 oz jighead or a 1/16 oz jighead and push the point of the hook through the nose of the bait. Then put it on some light line and cast it out as far as you can. Next slowly reel it back adding a small jerking motion as you reel.