Original Culprit Worm

A proven leader for more than three decades, The Original Culprit Worm has outperformed all others — continuing a tradition of catching more and bigger bass. Its “kicking” tail and unique color selections give anglers the extra edge.

 

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01 Black Shad

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02 Red Shad

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03 Green Shad

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04 Baby Eel

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05 Blue Shad

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06 Grape Shad

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07 Crawdad

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08 Moccasin

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09 Red Shad/Green Flake

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10 Black

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11 Grape

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12 Purple

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131 Camo

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170 Watermelon Copper Red Flake

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173 Black/White Tail

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18 Motor Oil Flake

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19 Electric Blue Lightnin'

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20 Grape/Firetail

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21 Grape/Red Tail

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213 Black Blue Flake

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220 Okeechobee

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222 Grape Dazzle

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230 Kiwi

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232 Voodo

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25 Black/Chartreuse Tail

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26 Black/Blue Tail

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264 Nite Crawler

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269 Blue Fleck Shad

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27 Black/Red Tail

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275 Green Pumpkin Orange Flake

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276 Trophy Gold

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277 Watermelon Candy

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28 Black/Firetail

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32 Pumpkin Seed

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36 Chartreuse Shad

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40 Tequila Shad/Green Flake

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41 Blue Moccasin Shad

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42 Pearl

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44 Fire & Ice

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45 Tequila Shad

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48 June Bug

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48R Christmas

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49 Plum Crazy

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51 Red Shiny Shad

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55 Watermelon Pepper

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62 Ambrosia

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70 Green Pumpkin Blue Flake

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71 Bama Bug

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73 Tomato

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75 Blue Blood

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77 Grape/White Tail

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83 Green Pumpkin Candy

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92 Motor Oil Shad

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A1 Pumpkin Seed/Chartreuse Tail

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A7 Crawdad/Green Fleck

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C3 Fire Tiger

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G7 Watermelon Red

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J2 Green Pumpkin

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J4 Green Pumpkin Red Flake

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J5 Motor Oil/Chartreuse Tail

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J6 Watermelon Red Flake Shad

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L2 Green Pumpkin/Red Mist

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L3 Kudzu Shad

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L4 Blueberry

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L5 Redberry

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Q3 Watermelon Red Flake Core

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Q4 Chili Pepper

 

Color Description
4.5"
6"
7.5"
10"
12"
01 Black Shad 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
02 Red Shad 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
03 Green Shad 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
04 Baby Eel
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05 Blue Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
06 Grape Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
07 Crawdad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
08 Moccasin1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
09 Red Shad/Green Flake 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
10 Black1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
11 Grape1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
12 Purple1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
131 Camo
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170 Watermelon Copper Red Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
173 Black/White Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
18 Motor Oil Flake
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19 Electric Blue Lightnin'1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
20 Grape/Fire Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
21 Grape/Red Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
213 Black Blue Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
220 Okeechobee1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
222 Grape Dazzle1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
230 Kiwi1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
232 Voodoo1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
25 Black/Chartreuse Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
26 Black/Blue Tail 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
264 Nite Crawler1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
269 Blue Fleck Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
27 Black/Red Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
275 Green Pumpkin Orange Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
276 Trophy Gold1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
277 Watermelon Candy1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
28 Black/Firetail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
32 Pumpkin Seed1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
36 Chartreuse Shad
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40 Tequila Shad/Green Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
41 Blue Moccasin Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
42 Pearl
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44FIre & Ice1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
45 Tequila Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
48 June Bug
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48R Christmas1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
49 Plum Crazy
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51 Red Shiny Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
55 Watermelon Pepper
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62 Ambrosia1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
70 Green Pumpkin Blue Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
71 Bama Bug1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
73 Tomato1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
75 Blue Blood 1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
77 Grape/White Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
83 Green Pumpkin Candy1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
92 Motor Oil Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
A1 Pumpkin Seed/Chartreuse Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
A7 Crawdad/Green Fleck1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
C3 Fire Tiger1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
G7 Watermelon Red1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
J2 Green Pumpkin1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
J4 Green Pumpkin Red Flake1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
J5 Motor Oil/Chartreuse Tail1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
J6 Watermelon Red Flake Shad
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L2 Green Pumpkin/Red Mist
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L3 Kudzu Shad1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
L4 Blueberry1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
L5 Redberry
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Q3 Watermelon Red Flake Core1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm
Q4 Chili Pepper1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm1x1.trans Original Culprit Worm

 

Tips & Tricks

July and August brings hot water to most of the country.  You must adapt your tactics to keep catching bass.  Before you can understand what to do in July and August you’ve got to take a look at where they were in June.  June is typically the month the bass are apt to be the deepest with no thermocline forming yet.  By the time July rolls around it has been hot for so long that a thermocline is likely to have formed in your lake.  You want to make sure you fish above this level.  For many lakes it could be as deep as 20 ft, but others, especially small lakes and ponds it could be as shallow as just 3 ft.  Keep in mind you may be fishing to deep in the summer if you are not getting bites.
— Dustin Wilks, BASS Elite

In July and August I like to try four totally different techniques to find out what the bass are doing.
The first is big 10 and 12 inch Culprit worms on creek channel ledges that I believe are shallower than the thermocline.  You can still find big schools of bass in late summer so it is worth a shot.  I like 15lb Flourocarbon and heavy action 7? or longer Daiwa rods like Steez or Zillion.
If the fish are not biting good or are suspended I like to rip a jig off the bottom.  I use 1/2 or 3/4 and aggressively snap it off the bottom in order to get reactions out the bass.  After you rip it let it fall back on a semi slack line.  Most bass bite at the top of the rip when it pauses.  I like to use a Culprit Tailgate Special trailer on my jigs for this.
The third thing I try is going shallow especially if you can find moving water or dingy water.  My favorite is the Fat Max with a 5/16 sinker and 4/0 hook.  This worm penetrates cover well and gives the fish a nice sized meal.  I like to flip shallow water willow, logs, brush, and beaver huts with this bait.  If you go up a creek — key on the outside bends this is where they deepest water will be.
Sometimes they just want Topwater in the summer so I have a Culprit Frog or Ultimate Topwater Shad handy as well, especially early and late in the day.  The Frog is good if there are shallow weeds and the Shad could be good anytime.
— Dustin Wilks, BASS Elite

In June and July big Culprit Worms dominate.  The 10 and 12 inchers are my first choice for catching big bass in their summer hangouts.  In most lakes offshore drops anywhere from 5 to 20ft is where most of the bass spend their summers.  You can certainly still catch them beating the banks, but offshore is where most of the bass are.  Search places where creek channels drain into the main river channel, bends in the channels, shell beds, road beds, bridges, points and other major structures to locate big schools of bass.  Current is often the key on these structures to make the fish active.  Keep in mind if there is no current for long periods of time, a thermocline may develop and you want to fish above it.
Follow up:
Fish the big worms on 1/2 to 1oz Texas rigs with 15lb fluorocarbon for better feel.  I like dark colors for the deep water.  Use long heavy action rods to get good hook sets in the deep water.  You can also search these deep water fish with heavy football head jigs with the Culprit Tailgate Special as a trailer.  The wild action and vibration of this trailer can trigger inactive bass to bite.
If you still prefer to fish shallow head to the dirtiest water possible preferably with current and flip the new Creature Craw and Fat Max worms into heavy cover.  You won’t catch hundred a day like you can offshore, but you can have solid days and have lots of fun.  The best places to do this are the backs of major creeks and up the main river of most reservoirs.
— Dustin Wilks, BASS Elite

If I can’t see the beds, and the water is stained, I just slowly fish the Culprit Fat Max worm in areas I believe bass are likely to be on beds.  I really like to key on stumps.  I’ll pitch the Culprit Fat Max with a 1/4 to 3/8 weight and heavy line.
At any time in the spring you can get a big front.  This is when I pull out the flipping stick and seek heavy cover near spawning areas.  I really like the Culprit Fat Max and Culprit Creature Craw here.  You may need a heavy weight to penetrate this cover.  It can be anything from a mat of weeds to a big tree, if the fish have not dropped their eggs yet, they will hide in the nastiest cover during a bad front. I also like to Carolina rig a Culprit 10” Original worm on points for the big females moving back out.
— Dustin Wilks, BASS Elite

If the water is clear enough you can sight fish for them.  Get up shallow and just troll until you spot one.  Toss out a buoy marking the bed and come back about 5 or 10 minutes later after it has settled down.  Try repeated casts with various plastics until you figure out what makes them mad.  Often times a big lure like a 12? Culprit worm will get them defensive and ready to attack.
— Dustin Wilks, BASS Elite