Grubs have a shorter body than a curly tailed worm, but they do feature a curly tail that works great for jigging, hopping or just swimming slowly. Curly tail grubs are one of the most popular soft plastic baits for a variety of different fish.
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Curly Tail Grubs Work Well For the Following
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How to Fish with Curly Tail Grubs: Tackle, Best Rigs & Best Techniques
Rod, Reel & Line
Curly Tail Grubs are usually fished with finesse gear. Lighter rods and 6 to 8 pound test line is the norm, but you can go lighter or heavier depending on the situation. There are several sizes of grubs on the market and you can be fishing for small trout in a stream or big pike and muskie up in Canada. Take a look below to learn some of the best ways to fish these baits.
Shaky Head Jig
Spinner Rigs / Underspins
Best Fishing Techniques
Hopping Them Along the Bottom
Grubs look great when hopped along the bottom. Most anglers use a jighead, but you can use a drop shot rig also for this technique. Use a lift and drop retrieve to work the bait along the bottom. Most fish will hit the grub on the fall, so be ready for a bite as you drop the bait back down towards the bottom. This technique will work well for a variety of different fish.
Swimming a grub is very effective. You can swim a grub for so many different species of fish. The key to this technique is to use the appropriate weight so you can get your grub down to the correct depth. Lighter weights will make it easier to fish shallow and heavier weights will help you fish deeper water. Most anglers would swim a grub on a regular jighead, but scrounger jigheads and underspins are also great ways to swim a grub. Using a grub as a trailer on a bass jig is also another great way to swim these baits.
This technique is not as popular as the other two techniques listed above, however, vertical jigging can be very effective for walleye and you will also catch bass, pike and some other fish with this technique. Just drop the bait down on a jighead, jig it up and let it fall. Repeat the process until you get a bite.