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Old 10-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Pink Mad River worms for steelhead

Heard these are deadly on steelhead and I picked some up for some winters in a couple months. My question is best way to fish them. Under a bobber? Drifting? And do you use the offset worm hooks? Any info is appreciated.


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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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You can fish them a number of ways for summer and winter fish. You might want to go on you tube and check it out. My favorite way is with a bobber and the best color for me is a white jig head and a 4inch pink pearl worm. Just thread the worm onto the naked jig. You can also put them on a regular jig pushing the worm up which will flare out the shank hackle area of the jig making a skirt sort of. Also, you might want to check out northwest wild country blog online for more instructions on bobber fishing. Bill herzog does an excellent job explaining his method of bobber setup using the pink worm. Good luck hope this helps.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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You can fish them a number of ways for summer and winter fish. You might want to go on you tube and check it out. My favorite way is with a bobber and the best color for me is a white jig head and a 4inch pink pearl worm. Just thread the worm onto the naked jig. You can also put them on a regular jig pushing the worm up which will flare out the shank hackle area of the jig making a skirt sort of. Also, you might want to check out northwest wild country blog online for more instructions on bobber fishing. Bill herzog does an excellent job explaining his method of bobber setup using the pink worm. Good luck hope this helps.
Awesome info. Thanks I'll check those out.


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Old 10-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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I just drift them, never tried bobber with em yet. There are numerous ways to rig em, youtube can be helpful here. I like the hook about an inch off the bottom of the worm with the head up my leader keeping the worm straight. Drift em like eggs, and don't relax your grip on the rod because when they hit, it's vicious.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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I did this video with Rusty Bell of Western Fishing Operations & JDarr, but it applies to all steelhead worm fishing.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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My theory is 90% of days a pink worm on a white jig head will hold its own side by side to any methods for steelhead. Mad river is my favorite brand.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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I did this video with Rusty Bell of Western Fishing Operations & JDarr, but it applies to all steelhead worm fishing.

How To Rig A Plastic Worm For Steelhead on Vimeo
Video leaves a little to be desired.
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Video leaves a little to be desired.
Feel free to make your own

Apparently you know more than we do.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Feel free to make your own

Apparently you know more than we do.
He probably knows enough to edit a post that did not work out!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Great video I learned some good stuff. I have been fishing the pink worm for a few years now with good success. Would like to see Jdarr do a bobber dogging video to show it in action.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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He probably knows enough to edit a post that did not work out!
No need to edit anything. Ifish must've changed their embed settings...tapatalk shows it as a link. Simple permissions fix...all of 3 seconds.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:39 AM   #12
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Thanks guys for the input. Excited to give it a try this year. Along with the other tackle.


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Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #13
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Default Re: Pink Mad River worms for steelhead

Have used them under a float nose first and nose up. I like the plain bubblegum pink and they seem to work just fine either way you rig them. I like running them with 2-3 smaller split shot at 3-4 inch intervals on the leader. Gives it a more natural drift. Always have these in your tackle.Have tried them with the jig heads without success, jury is still out on those.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #14
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My theory is 90% of days a pink worm on a white jig head will hold its own side by side to any methods for steelhead. Mad river is my favorite brand.
Not taking into consideration the amount of variables! Water conditions will dictate what works! So throwing out a 90% figure means very little when not taking into consideration river conditions. Like me saying a plug will outfish a side drifter 90% of the time. Apples and oranges
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #15
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I like BnR Holey worms rigged upside down on a drift leader under a float, with or without a 1/8oz egg sinker above the worm. (Yes, it's legal with small enough hooks.)
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
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Not taking into consideration the amount of variables! Water conditions will dictate what works! So throwing out a 90% figure means very little when not taking into consideration river conditions. Like me saying a plug will outfish a side drifter 90% of the time. Apples and oranges
Basically I was saying that is all you need to catch fish on decent conditions. Steelhead LOVE PINK WORMS
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #17
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I did this video with Rusty Bell of Western Fishing Operations & JDarr, but it applies to all steelhead worm fishing.

How To Rig A Plastic Worm For Steelhead on Vimeo
Awesome video on the worm, down here in the valley on the umpqua I have yet to see anyone using the bobber dogging style. I want to give it a shot this winter out of my sled in a couple areas. Seems like just boondogging with the aid of a bobber?....I like the idea in a few spots we catch fish in but lose a ton of gear in. Thanks for the info........
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #18
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Another video on how to rig steelhead worms
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