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#1 scoobe

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Posted March 17 2008 - 9:14 PM

On a few occasions now I've asked other anglers what they are using for bait. Often the reply would be "power worms." However once I inspect their bait I am pretty darn sure they are using PILE worms. So is this a local thing or what, cuz it was kinda confusing at first!


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Posted March 17 2008 - 9:21 PM

All good meat fishermen use Pile Worms


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Posted March 17 2008 - 9:23 PM

And Blood Worms work real good also


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Posted March 17 2008 - 9:45 PM

Back in MA it's all about the sand worms. They combine the juiciness of the bloods with the durability of the piles.


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Posted March 17 2008 - 11:49 PM

Berkeley make a blood/pile worm bait that looks very much like the real thing and they catch perch like crazy...or so I am told. I still fish a lot of Kalins grubs.
DD...do those things still give you the heebie geebies?


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Posted March 18 2008 - 12:39 AM

Berkeley make a blood/pile worm bait that looks very much like the real thing and they catch perch like crazy...or so I am told. I still fish a lot of Kalins grubs.

DD...do those things still give you the heebie geebies?


Yup....but I think I'm getting over it


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Posted March 18 2008 - 12:41 AM

Anyone have any luck with the Power bait sandworms?


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Posted March 18 2008 - 3:22 AM

I think you're referring to berkley gulp sandworms---aka pile worms.
In southern cali, they call it fish crack for good reason. that stuff produces!
During the perchin' season I replaced my usual MORF grub with the crack and have increased my bite ratio significantly. Hopefully this season I can do the same for my striper bite...
Back east in Jersey, they have a worm bite during the striper season. At that time, some anglers fish exclusively with sandworms or gulp. They rig 'em carolina style.


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Posted March 18 2008 - 8:45 AM

Nice! I'm gonna give it a try on this "Berkely Gulp Sandworm". How do you bait the hook with this stuff?


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Posted March 18 2008 - 9:54 AM

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Yup....but I think I'm getting over it

What about sand crabs?


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Posted March 18 2008 - 10:10 AM

Ya thats It..I was too lazy to walk out in the garage to look at the package..

I picked up a couple bags of the "pile worms" and the sand crabs


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Posted March 18 2008 - 10:11 AM

What about sand crabs?


There OK...unless they sneak up on me at night.


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Posted March 18 2008 - 12:43 PM

There OK...unless they sneak up on me at night.


Been to Tiki Tom's again I see.


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Posted March 18 2008 - 9:58 PM

These guys were using the real deal, but they called them 'power' worms.
I have the 2" Gulp Sand Worms that come in the super juice. In 1 day of head to head testing on a 2 dropper rig the real bloods caught all the fish. I know they catch, but when fished side by side the real worms win.


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Posted March 19 2008 - 1:31 AM

the 6" versions were designed to be retrieved not still fishing. U can drop shot them or use them carolina style with a barbed long shank #2 hook.


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