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Finally great fish. On the water at 6 am and to my first stop where I lost a big one last trip. 6:30 second cast and it is on. Great fight and landed it with no problem. I was very happy and another guy comes by and I show him and say Jerry was right and he says speed craw green pumpkin on c rig and I say yes. He says Jerry is his cousin. Out to the main lake and turn left 8 am cast into a big lay down and wham another. All in all a great day a couple of hits the rest of the trip but no fish off the lake at 11:30 very hot by now
 

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I've been using Speed Craws for the past 3 years (mostly in rivers) but maybe a year or so ago, I saw one of Mr. Condrey's post about C-rigging it... Now I keep one tied on all the time. It's helped me out several times in local lakes. Thank you for that! On a side note... me, my wife, and 8 other people went tubing in Danbury last Sunday (they rented tubes... I took my belly boat (float tube) and ultralight) During a break, I flipped a couple rocks and found a crawdad that was a perfect match for a green pumpkin Speed Craw! The tips of his claws were red. Spike-It pen made the adjustment perfectly (mental adjustment)! First 3 cast resulted in back to back to back Smallmouths! Small but fun since it felt like I was fishing at Emerald Pointe!
 

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If you don't mind me asking what setup did you use with the speed craw? Line type, test, you said C-rig, how much of a leader? Speed craw is made by Zoom correct? I'm a novice just looking for help, thank you!
 

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Jerry:
Tell Rick I cought the second one when he was 200 yds down from me out in the middle and I was fishing the laydowns he had gone past it. Thanks for the advise it works
 

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I just told him. We are getting together for the Fourth tomorrow.
I 've been throwing Zoom baits for years, and have found they always have what ever you need for any situation.
My friend Dennis and I started throwing the ultravibe speedcraws when they came out, and we won 7 tournaments in one year on the little things. Funny, the bigger version is nothing like as good. Most crayfish are small, and don't let anyone tell ya it's a dink bait, it ain't. I have caught seven and eight pound bass on it.
We had been throwing Paca craws on a c rig, and caught lots of fish on them. We had a tourney at Tuckertown, and I went by Fishing Fever to replenish my stock. They didn't have green pumpkin, so the man suggested "Zoom's new craw bait".lol I bought two bags, and by ten Dennis was borrowing some from me...
 

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If you don't mind me asking what setup did you use with the speed craw? Line type, test, you said C-rig, how much of a leader? Speed craw is made by Zoom correct? I'm a novice just looking for help, thank you!
Yep, Zoom Ultravibe Speed Craw. When I'm fishing them in rivers, I usually use a 1/16 ounce 3/0 weighted hook rigged weedless. Doesn't get hung up between rocks like a standard Texas rig since the weight isn't sliding up and down the line. You could peg the weight or use a split shot also. The weighted hooks are a personal preference because if I do break off, I just have to tie on another hook and I'm back in business. For Carolina rigs, I rarely use more than an 18" leader. Again that's just my personal preference because it's easier to manage in a kayak. For weight, depending on depth, I probably have 3/4 ounce on most of the time but will go down to 1/2 ounce if there isn't much wind, or up to 1 ounce if needed. As far as line type and # test, I use 10lb mono (because it's already on the reel) with a 6 to 8 lb mono leader. Probably switch over to braid when I change out the line and maybe pick up some flouro leader to see if I'm missing deep bites that I might not be feeling with the mono.
 

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I really like braid for main line with C-rigs. Fluoro leader. If I'm fishing a nasty rocky area I might tie a couple hooks and leaders ahead of time for breaking off. I like lighter weights for rocky areas, otherwise heavy enough to stay well-connected with the bottom.
 

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don't let anyone tell ya it's a dink bait, it ain't.
^^ truth.

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I apologize for the offensive nature of Jerry's hat in pic 2 and 3.

Pretty sure most or all of these fish were caught on Speed Craws.
 
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Nothing offensive about that hat.

The one im holding was 5-14 if im remember correct. Second best fish off that lake. And yes speed craw crig caught that one.
 

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Nothing offensive about that hat.

The one im holding was 5-14 if im remember correct. Second best fish off that lake. And yes speed craw crig caught that one.
You do remember correctly, still the best fish I've seen off Lake Lucas but I have not spent the time there that you have.

The hat was just my chance to pick on Jerry and poke at Duke at the same time. ;)
 
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The one where I am in the white t shirt was on an ole monster worm, that day we slayed 'em at SW Park, remember? You were throwing the Power worm in red shad.
 

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Yeah, that's true. The rest were Speed Craw fish though :D
 
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