Hi fellow AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about rigging tube baits:
A tube bait is a soft plastic bait that resembles a crayfish, it is a hollow tube portion with a lower part that is a bunch of rubber strands that resemble the tentacles. The picture below is what a regular standard tube bait looks like.
These baits come on many different colours, sizes, styles, lengths, but the key thing about all of them is they have been designed to resemble a crayfish or crustacean of some sort. These baits are typically a smallmouth bass bait but can be rigged different ways to catch largemouth bass and other species.
The unique part of these baits is that they fall in a spiral way once they hit the water. The are rigged with a specific led tube jig that is inserted inside the tube, which I demonstrate in this video. Some easy ways to prevent ripping the tube with a dry lead jig head is to either use some saliva, water or bait sent to lube the jig head up, this will make it slide inside the tube a lot easier.
Second important thing to make inserting the jig head inside is to squeeze the tube bait from both sides so it expands vertically, this added height will allow you to slide the jig head in a lot easier as well.
These baits can be fished with a slow bouncing retrieve, very slowly bounced off the bottom, dragged along the bottom rigged as a Texas rig, Carolina rigged, the options are endless for such a versatile bait!
They also are available with no scent, heavy sent, heavy salted, which gives you more options for different presentations as well. Having a hollow body to the bait also allows you to insert scent pills, scent cream, or even a piece of a night crawler, the ideas are almost endless!
Highly recommend giving these baits a try, especially if you are a smallmouth bass fisherman! Should you have any questions about other ways of rigging these feel free to contact me through my YouTube channel and subscribe if you have not done so yet as well or my website.
Hope you found this video helpful!
The AMFisH guy…
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