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This past winter I lost one of my dear trout fishing pals from Cedar Island. I'll just refer to him as Ray. Ray without a doubt was one of the best trout fishermen that I have ever known.

Anytime that I wanted to know if trout were hitting, I could cruise up highway 12 in my pickup truck with my canoe or kayak and look for Ray's pickup parked along one of the ditches. If he was there the trout were there. I could usally spot Ray and his brother Jimmy fishing somewhere on the bank within sight as they would use a small jon boat to paddle to where they fished from the bank.

One day I paddled out to where they were fishing and started fishing close by to them. I started talking to Ray and stated that I had lived Down East for nearly ten years before anyone would give me a hint about where to catch trout. Ray replied in his Cedar Island brogue "You're lucky most folks have to live here three generations before we tell them anything". All the time they were pulling in trout one after the other.After inflating my ego I thought I might as well ask the other forbidden question, "Whatcha catching em on"? Without hesitation he replied," GUMMY WORMS. '' Sure enough I looked closer and they where using GUMMY WORMS on a Carolina Rig.

Soon as I got back to Atlantic I bought all the GUMMY WORMS the local Red and White had. Now you have to keep the GUMMY WORMS cool or they will become one big glob. Specs seem to like the lemon lime flavors the best.

GUMMY WORMS are the WIN WIN bait. Eat a mess ot trout filets for supper that you catch on GUMMY WORMS. Then after supper you can snack on the left over GUMMY WORMS while watching the Bill Dance Fishing Show on tv, paying close attention to all the ads offering new lures guaranteed to catch fish.:D
 

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Hey Forrest! R U trying to wipe out the trout population or what? I'd bet no more than 6 people in the whole country knew about gummy worms and here you are posting it all over the web! Don't try the grape ones in the fall, they aren't too good then.

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I tried to catch up on my sleep today but I just couldn't for thinking about the enevitable mess this thread has caused. I tried to convince Randy to remove it for the good of the fishery but he said that helping others catch fish was what this site was all about and nobody would ever post any good advice if they thought it was going to be censored out.:mad:
I guess all I can do at this point is go along with the program and offer you some advice. NEVER, NEVER,NEVER use rootbeer. The pinfish will swarm the place and follow you from spot to spot until you get your boat out of the water. It's scary. By the third spot you stop I can guarantee you you won't throw anything into the water. Something about root beer gummy worms drives the pinfish into such a frenzy that it's scarier than any horror movie Steven King ever dreamed up.:eek: All I can say is for your own safety don't throw a rootbeer gummy worm into saltwater. Oh, by the way you ought not keep the trout you catch on gummy worms cause if everybody did there soon wouldn't be any for our kids to catch.
My apologies to Randy and fojo for getting so upset!:eek:
 

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Just to prove I'm not such such a bad guy after all and so that Randy and FOJO know that I'm over my tirade I'm gonna let ya'll in on a little secret that not even Ray knew. EVERYBODY that fishes for spanish on the piers knows about Mc Donalds straw rigs. Try one with a green gummy worm instead of the straw next time you're out on your boat. NOT RECOMMENDED from pier unless you want to be crowded out and hounded about what you are using.:)

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sinker man ---My apologies to you and all the members for posting the information about GUMMY WORMS without informing everyone about the dangers of fishing with GUMMY WORMS....GUMMY WORMS should definitely NOT be used when wading in the surf or sound. GUMMY WORMS tend to make speckled trout take on the attitude of the piranha.:eek: Therefore all caution should be exercised when fishing with GUMMY WORMS. Don't hold me responsible for the disappearance of fishermen who disregard this warning about GUMMY WORMS. :D
 

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He said he would have 600 bags in the morning. Make sure you wash your hands really good after picking the rootbeer ones out. Seriously I would pick them out and throw them away before I got near the coast. Hopefully he will get the bags that have all one color. Be careful and good luck!:)
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sinker man--- Down our way we use sour straws to fish for sheephead. Drop them down beside pilings in the place of sand fiddlers.You've got to be very carefull with them also. They tend to get sheephead all worked up. In some cases the sheephead will chew the pilings in half just below the water line, looks like a beaver done it. In some instances, over fishing with sour straws will cause piers to collapse. I think I will stick with GUMMY WORMS.:D
 

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Fojoloy,
got your pm concerning anchor and chum pot. Continue using the anchor as your needs dictate. After you have lived with it a while and have had time to find it's fault's, we will try and correct any problems before releasing the design. I realize that with gummy worms you don't need a chum pot but if the pinfish get scarce and you need some for bait just put a few rootbeer gummy worms insde and drop it over on a chain. I'd advise against doing this from your kayak though. too slow and too scary. Bare hooks work best: the scent of the gummy worms on your hands will provide constant action. Make sure the motor is running and the anchor is up before you pull in the chum pot. also keep your hands well clear of the water as they can jump suprisingly high. I know a few pinfish bites won't hurt you but they can make you hurt yourself. LOL :eek:
 

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I took my kayak out to the back waters fishing today. I definitely knew it was too hot to fish when the GUMMY WORMS melted down.It may just have been a coincidence but at the same time I opened the bag of molten GUMMY WORMS a big water moccasin swam up between between me and a bridge abutment that I was parked against.:eek: I fought him bravely for about 3 seconds until I got my kayak planed off. ( sinker man--- you almost lost your experimental anchor). I was going to take the molten glob of GUMMY WORMS, flatten it out with a rolling pin and make cut bait out of it, but after thinking it over, the GUMMY WORMS mixture of flavors apparently attracts reptiles. I'm putting this mixture of GUMMY WORMS into a 5 gal. bucket cover it with concrete and ship it to the nearest hazardous material dump site. I guess right now I should go by the grocery store and buy some fresh GUMMY WORMS to fish with tomorrow.:D
 

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I had a similar expierence, but my worms were still in good shape. I don't know why but I threw one at him. He turned and swallowed it. IMMEDIATELY he started coiling and writhing around in what at some points looked almost like some kind of ritualistic snake dance. That was about the only time I felt compelled to break the gummy worm silence. I sat entranced by this impromptu display for what surely was 15 min. before I came to my senses and vacated the area. It would be interesting to know what kind of mood he was in when he "came down" off his obvious gummy worm high. I really didn't feel like sticking around because I was fishing from the bank(about the only safe way to fish them) and the undergrowth by the trail was a little "snakey looking" and I felt that if he had been drawn to the gummy worms then I should get out of there. That is the only time I've had a snake expierence with them out of thirty some odd trips fishing them. You can make your own conclusions as to why, 'cause I really don't know. I did feel that he was strongly attracted to them however.
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so what i am getting out of this is that while fishing gummy worms, it is best to use a strong mono leader (upwards around 50-60lb test), possibly even strapping myself into a fighting chair and having some type of club around to keep the reptiles at bay if need be?
 

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Not really.... I use 25 lb leaders and a small black swivel with and a 3/8 oz egg sinker. The fish are all sizes but they don't actually grow teeth or anything like that . Its just causes all the fish down current to converge on the area and they get REALLY FIRED UP . Normally I wouldn't even use a leader but with so many fish in the area your line will get frayed up just from all the contact. The sinker just helps you cast a little further so that they aren't all swirling around right under your feet. When they are all fired up like that I don't even put the gummy worms on the hook any more. All it takes then is to dangle a hook within a couple of feet of the water. That's why I only use them from the bank. I MIGHT BE A BIG OL BOY, BUT I DON'T LIKE TO GET HIT IN THE BACK BY A 3# TROUT! If you let your bait dangle over the water behind you when you start to cast you will either get hit in the back or get the rod jerked out of your hand or both. That's why Ray and Jimmy would always get out on the bank to fish. I do the same having learned the hard and expensive way. (lost a curado on a 71//2' falcon rod to an airborne speck before I could even get my cast off.) And no way was I going after it.
The snake thing , I dunno, only happened one time to me. can't say there.
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YEP! ALL TRUE! All as true as only a true fisherman can report it.... But, I can tell, your curiosity will never be satisfied untill you try GUMMY WORMS yourself. :D
 

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ok i just bout wet my pants from lmho. so do they realy work or is this just a bull thread??

i am a major share holder in the red bird candy company.. we make millions of those gummy worms.. should i send free samples to currant members of this forum or should i just hang on to them my self and plan a couple weeks of salt water fishing?? that and adding more shares to my portfolio...



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