Bass Pro Shops XPS Single Tail Grubs
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Prior to trying this bait, Kalin's grubs were my favorite grub. But it had some pretty large flaws. For one, they didn't come in the 4" size. Two, they were very undurable and delicate; changing the bait after 3 fish would be above standards. Lastly, they didn't had a rounded nose, not a flat one, so it was harder to rig it with a jighead, which is how I usually fish grubs. But I found this grub, durable, comes in 4", and a flat nose perfect for using a jighead! Although it doesn't have as many colors as Kalin grubs, they do have some great fish-catching colors. Additionally, there are scented, not just salted. The grub tail has an amazing rippling action. The plastic is very durable, yet soft enough to get a good hookset when a texposed hook is used in carolina or texas rigging. I prefer colors 10 for imitating leeches and stained water, and 08 for regular jighead presentations. I like the color pearl on a swimming jighead, like a swimbait head. The 4" and 5" perfectly imitate shad, which bass love! Other than that, 4" grubs are amongst my favorites for river smallie fishing, hopping it across the bottom with a jighead. For this presentation, I use a St. Croix Legend Tournament rod, and a Daiwa TD-Z reel with 14lb. fluorocarbon. And jighead with a Gamakatsu hook should be good. Giggy heads, Bite-Me jigheads, Tru-Tungsten jigheads, and spot remover jigheads are some of my favorites. I like slider jigheads for the pearl grubs. I rarely texas or carolina rig them, but when I do, the 5" grub is my go to size. Good luck, this is a great smallie and largemouth bait alike!
January 5, 2008
Grubs are my "go to" bait while guiding. And these grubs are high quality. Grubs can be an indicator bait, essential in any tackle box. My favorite is the salt and pepper 5'. If I had to choose just one bait to take on a trip, it would be a grub........
December 25, 2007
The Green Pumpkin is killer on smallmouths in the creeks this time of the year.
July 23, 2007
I love to use grubs weightless on a spinning rod. They're hard to beat for wary cruising bass!
July 1, 2006