I am surprised the article is limited to larger ones. I do use them quite a bit also, though the distinction between a fat ribbon tail worm or shad and a large twisty tail grub is a gray area. But even the 2" ones catch a lot of big bass (but not as well as the larger ones). But they look like something swimming along and can be fished at all depths and speeds and come in plenty of colors so they will work in almost all situations. Maybe not always the best choice, but nearly always a choice that will work, IME.
+1Those live grubs are excellent bait.
I use them for stripers around here too. The best striper fisherman I know uses little else.Grubs are often thought of as the first swim-baits. We used them a lot up north at least when I was younger in the 1980s and before I moved down to NC. They are great for smallmouth but largemouth like them too. I think they are overlooked a lot given the huge variety of soft plastics available now. A friend of mine up there told me recently he actually uses them to "hunt" for stripers. He placed great emphasis on that word, hunt, like he approached the stripers differently than LMB, SMB, and crappie.
true, but only if your yard has few or no earthworms as earthworms are the main food source for moles. If your yard is loaded with earthworms u r gonna have moles.If you put out stuff that takes care of grubs you will have few, if any, moles and fewer flying beetles that eat lots of stuff in gardens, but I am not sure about pet safety.