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Free Fishing Patrol Fishing Log

Do you use a fishing log to track your fishing days?  If not, I highly recommend you start on your next trip.  A fishing log creates a record of not only what you caught but also includes information on the weather, water, time of day etc.  Using a log will make you a better fisherman in the long run by giving you a record of your prior experience that you can use to draw upon your next outing.  

Reviewing your log will help you find patterns in what works well and what does not.  If you are like me and only have limited time to fish.  Creating a log book can help you choose your best days to fish.

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White Crappie from Texas Parks and Wildlife
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Summer Fishing

Amazing Curly Tail Grubs for Freshwater

Curly tail grubs is one of the most versatile plastic baits that you can keep in your tackle box.  Grubs come in a variety of styles, lengths and colors that make them an easy choice to change based on the weather, water clarity and time of year.  Curly tail grubs often allow you catch many types of fish.  Here are few that are common:

  • Bass
  • Crappie
  • Panfish
  • Perch
  • Stripers
  • Walleye

What is a Curly Tail Grub?

These plastic baits are designed to provide a rounded body that slips on a jig and have a trailing curved tail that provides worm like action in the water during retrieval.  Most curly tail grubs range in size from 1 to 3 inches.  This provides you a wide selection of sizes to match the hatch or current bait size the fish are feeding on.  

1.75 Curly Tail Grub Wild Strawberry

Popular Curly Tail Grub Colors

How to Rig Curly Tail Grubs

Presenting curly tail grubs to get the best action is fairly straightforward.  Match the body of the grub to the size of the jig to where the body will lay flat when threaded onto the jig hook.  The body of the grub should be smooth and flat, no bunching or twists.  If the body has a “belly” make sure the belly is on the bottom as the jig is being retrieved.  You want the bait to look as natural as possible.

Electric Purple White on Jig

How to Fish a Curly Tail Grub

The best way to fish curly tail grubs depends on the depth of the water and the action you are looking to produce.

For shallow areas you have 2 common options, slow retrieval and jigging.  Slow retrieval is the easiest, through the jig out and reel it in as slow as possible while maintaining action on the tail and keeping the lure off the bottom.  

Jigging in shallow areas involves through out and letting the jig drop to the bottom.  Then with a tight line lift the tip of your rod to create a “jumping” action in the water, then let the jig drop again.  Continue until you catch a big one.

For deep locations, you can use a jig for dropping down into the strike zone.  Let the jig drop into the target depth and twitch the tip of your rod to create action at the desired depth.

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What’s your favorite color to use for summer crappie jig colors?

White Crappie from Texas Parks and Wildlife
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Summer Fishing

4 Amazing Summer Crappie Jig Colors

Summer time is almost here and each summer people are asking me what are the best summer crappie jig colors.  While there are a lot of factors to catching more crappie in the summer.  The colors of your jigs changes underwater based on the depth, clarity and amount of light. 

What are the best colors for Summer Crappie Fishing?

Darker colors are visible in deeper water.  See the chart below to get an idea of what colors are visible at what depth.  Of course, the clarity of the water can change the actual point that the color is absorbed.  When fishing for crappie that are located in deeper water or murky water.  Choose darker colors.  

These four summer crappie jig colors are tried and true and give you a great chance to catch more fish.  All white is a great choice for bright sunny days.  Trim the plastic bait a bit to make is smaller on the jig.  Combination colors such as black/white, pink/white, chartreuse/white allow the baits to be seen at different depths and provide a different look underwater to the fish.

Fishing Patrol's 4 Best Summer Crappie Jig Colors

Pink / White Summer Crappie Jig Color

How to Choose a Crappie Jig Color?

Sunlight can only penetrate water to a certain depth.  The combination of sunlight and the color of the bait impacts how visible it is at certain depths.  Keep this in mind when you are fishing and know the depth that crappie are suspended.  Try different colors that can be seen at or below the depth of fish. 

Light Absorption in Water

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