Underwater Footage!! Best Creature Baits Compared!

We're headed back underwater with 7 of the most popular creature baits in bass fishing! If you've ever wondered how your lure really looks under water, this series is for you! Not all creatures are created equal, see the differences for yourself. We've rigged all the baits on a texas-rigged 1/4 oz tungsten weight with a 4/0 Offset worm hook to get a true comparison. Let's head underwater!

Texas-rigged creature baits are one of the most consistent lures in bass fishing. Every angler knows that when the bass get around cover, they can't resist a creature bait! Whether you prefer a shorter, more compact profile or a longer, slender profile, we're testing a variety of baits that will apply to you. As you watch these baits in the water focus on the details of how each bait swims and moves at various speeds so you can select the bait that will best meet your needs.

In general, we lean towards natural colors first and dark colors second. Some of our favorites are simple colors like Green Pumpkin Black Flake, Black and Blue, Junebug, and Watermelon Red. Don't get caught up with all of the colors, instead focus on choosing a natural color and a dark color that you have confidence in, and stick to one or two creatures that you feel have the best action. Below is a breakdown of the different baits we've included in the video in order of appearance.

Creature Baits...

-Zoom Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx (Junebug)

-Strike King Game Hawg: http://bit.ly/2pfGxir (Watermelon Red)

-Keitech Crazy Flapper: http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp (Junebug)

-Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV (Tramp Stamp)

-Missile Baits D Stroyer: http://bit.ly/3248BXL (Super Bug)

-NetBait Mad Paca: http://bit.ly/2FNL9V5 (Junebug)

-Yamamoto Mermaid: http://bit.ly/2ODEorh (Smoke Purple Blue Watermelon)

Terminal Tackle...

-Tungsten 1/4 oz Worm Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

-Owner 4/0 Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

-Peg X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Texas-Rig Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Reel- Aldebaran MGL 50: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'" Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Easy Texas Rig Tricks: Best Worms and Creature Baits

An in-depth look at Texas rig fishing for bass. Tim covers which baits catch the most fish, how to rig the bait, when to peg your weight, and which hooks work best. Whether you're fishing a senko from shore on a small pond, our punching grass on a huge lake, the Texas rig is a great option to catch more bass.

There are 4 key Texas rigging styles that a well-rounded angler should understand how to use. They are Weightless Texas rigging (typically stick baits, flukes, etc...), Texas rig worms (curly tails and speed worms), Texas rigged creature baits (beavers, brush hogs, man bear pigs, etc), and punching heavy cover (heavy tungsten and a creature bait). Mastering all 4 methods will open a lot of doors for you as an angler.

Don't let the broadness of the category scare you away. A simple 3/16 ounce free floating weight, a small hook, and a little worm or creature will catch a ton of bass under nearly any conditions. After you get comfortable with that setup you can begin branching out and trying the other styles. Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits and equipment for the technique.

Weightless Style...

Worm- 6" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

(Green Pumpkin/Blk Flake, Watermelon/Red)

Hook- 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Light Texas Rig Worms...

-7" Berkeley Power Worm: http://bit.ly/2ouqzSU

-Zoom Speed Worm: http://bit.ly/2v2HLlh

-Strike King Cut R Worm: http://bit.ly/2H4KfGQ

-10" PowerWorm: http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-8" Bull Worm: http://bit.ly/2Iqhy3w

Light Texas Rig Creature Baits...

-Zoom Brush hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

-Zoom baby brush hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

-Strike King Game Hog: http://bit.ly/2pfGxir

-Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Terminal For the Light Rig...

Tungsten Weight- Strike King Tour Grade 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

Lead Weight- Eagle Claw 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2tEcZfq

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Hook- 1/0 Offset Owner Worm Hook (7" Berkeley): http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

Hook- 2/0 Offset Gamakatsu Worm Hook (Most worms): http://bit.ly/2d07gvp

Hook- 4/0 EWG Superline (Most creatures): http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Punch Baits...

-Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

-Missile Baits D-Bomb: http://bit.ly/2d2dVlt

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Terminal Tackle for Punching...

Tungsten Weight- River2Sea Trash Bomb (1 oz-1/75 oz): http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Straight Shank Hook- Owner Jungle Flippin (5/0): http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

EWG Hook- Gamakatsu Superline (4/0): http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Favorite All-Around Texas Rig Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Senko Fishing Challenge!

Tim and Matt go head-to-head for 20 minutes! Both are armed with a 5" senko, each rigged differently. May the best rig win! 

The senko is a proven fish catcher that works all over the globe for a variety of species. There are so many different ways to rig it but two methods stand out from the crowd. The first is the wacky rig, in which a small hook is secured in the middle of the bait and allows for maximum action. The second is a larger hook Texas rigged, allowing for the bait to be fished in and around cover. 

The gear used in this video...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 893: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0: http://bit.ly/2x0yBGU
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

There are so many great ways to rig the senko. If you ask a dozen fishermen what the best hook is, you'll get a dozen answers so here are a couple more of our favorites...


Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Owner Mosquito Hook: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace: http://bit.ly/2aJq2AO
Strike King Shim-E Stick: http://bit.ly/2vXqewr
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket: http://bit.ly/2aPmvUl
Jackall Flick Shake Worm: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
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