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Grubs for smallies?

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Rooster, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. I’m primarily a tube guy when it comes to river smallies, but I think that I will be using grubs more this year. Does anyone have suggestions on grubs (color/brand)?
  2. Phil Carver

    Phil Carver Team Bass Xtreme

    My favorite is a 4-5" yamamoto grubs ! :) I prefer about the same colors as I would fish with a tube . It always depends on what the water clarity is looking like .

  3. ShakeDown

    ShakeDown OGF Staff Staff Member Admin

    A lot of hardcore smallie guys I know swear by Sliders. I bought a bunch a month or so ago, plan on throwin a few tonight.
  4. Procraftboats21

    Procraftboats21 Original OGF Member

    3'' pumpkinseed power grubs, but you cant beat MAX Tubes for river smallies!
  5. Thanks for the input! I just ordered some 4” GYBC grubs in 031.

    I did an Internet search for MAX tubes, but did not find anything. Just curious because I have never heard of them. I’m sold on snoozer’s, but always willing to try something new!
  6. Also, try twin-tail grubs in the usual crayfish imitation colors:cool:. I like them as a multipurpose bait when I'm traveling real light; they work well with faster retrieves or skipped across the bottom like a tube. I think the ones I usually buy are made by Zoom but that's only because those are the only twin-tails I can usually find.

  7. Flipp

    Flipp Bass Chaser

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  8. EDD


    90/10 I use kalin grubs over tubes (smoke,blue pearl,red,dark green,char) for smallmouth, I like the fat 5" body, I can't stand to let a tube just set,unless I know there's fish there that will bite
  9. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Livin' the moontime

    Try the Ika from GYCB too. Not quite a tube...not quite a grub. Stream smallies just pound these things.
  10. JakeFr5150

    JakeFr5150 Mr. Bug Rod

    I don't use soft plastics for Smallies nearly as much as others - Don't seem to have alot of luck with them. I lose more jigheads than I catch fish. Anyway, I always just have luck with 2" Mister Twisters in White or Purple. If water is kinda murky, I'll up it to 3". Usually use a 1/32 ounce jighead w/ 2" and 1/16 ounce with 3". I had also used MadMan Craw tubes too and had alot of luck with those too. I just don't like using soft plastics. Prefer to use Rebel Teeny Wee Craws instead - Firetiger and Texas Red work good for me, but I also have been using a Chrome one too with alot of sucess.
  11. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

    Well if you can get me away from tubes, my next soft plastic choice is big fat 4"-5" Kalin grubs...deadly!!

    Nice to see ya still chasin the smalies Rooster,

  12. Glad to see that you found the site Scott! I’ve been eyeballing a few bodies of smallie water out your way.

    I will get some Kalin grubs and some Ika’s. I have just heard too many good things about both not to give them a try!
  13. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

    If ya want to head up my way this summer for some wadin..give me a shout and i can show ya some prime areas.