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I have heard rumors that its a great way to fish the smallies under the boat docks, has anyone tried thia and if so what time of the year is the best

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Right now is a good time to be fishing the docks. This week, it's the most consistent pattern I've got.

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Wacky rigged worms are my favorite favorite way to fish bass anymore. I am headed that way Saturday and have a 100 pack of Zoom 7" green pumpkin worms with me to try around those docks. It has worked the past three year that I have been up there and see no reason why it won't work again this year !!!

I can't wait.

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Great to hear I just have never tried it before and went out and bought the worms and hooks yesterday what do you guys use as a weight in the worm I got some little brads size 1/16 x 3/4 to use in one end

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Wacky style you don't need to add any weights. The salted worms will sink. Usually you will only add that little weight to one end if you fish it the traditional way hooked at one end.

Try it without first, especially if working around docks.

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The dock bite is one of the most consistent patterns during the warm summer months. The brighter the sun, the better the action gets. Tubes also work very well for this presentation. Hair jigs, jig worms, jigs tipped with a craw trailer are also very good. I typically use a weighted hook when pitching a senco style worm on a wacky rig. Some times the unweighted worm gets more action, it just depends on what the bass want. The slower fall will many times work better when the bass are a little off the bite. We did very well all of the last week using a 3 or 4 inch swimbait for the dock bite, so there are a number of presentations that will work for that application.

Good Luck!

"Ace"

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We have been fishing with Wacky Worms the past 4 years and they are fantastic. They have been out fishing everything else we use 3-1. 95% of the time we hook them right in the middle of the worm with no weight and fish them wacky. The best colors for our clear water are watermelon with either black or red flakes.

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I have heard rumors that its a great way to fish the smallies under the boat docks, has anyone tried thia and if so what time of the year is the best

It's a great way to fish smallies any time of year. If you put a wacky worm in an area where a smallmouth will see it, dollars to donuts it'll eat.

I brought a few packs of senkos to canada a few years ago, never used 'em before but heard good things. The idea was to have something that would be easily fished on a drop around rock piles and boulders, and a little less likely to snag than digging a crankbait bill into the structure :P

I outfished my brother, my dad, my grandpa, and my uncles when it came to the smallies. I also caught plenty of pike (including my pb 37''er), a 44'' musky, and even a lake trout of all things (we'd only been catching them in 80 FOW about 40 feet down).

If you know spots where some fish are, throw a wacky worm and catch stuff. The slow fall is the trick!

I fish them unweighted on VMC "drop shot" hooks, and just hook the worm right through the middle.

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