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.

 

01 black shad - the original culprit worm

01 Black Shad

02 red shad - the original culprit worm

02 Red Shad

03 green shad - the original culprit worm

03 Green Shad

04 baby eel - the original culprit worm

04 Baby Eel

05 blue shad - the original culprit worm

05 Blue Shad

06 grape shad - the original culprit worm

06 Grape Shad

07 crawdad - the original culprit worm

07 Crawdad

08 moccasin - the original culprit worm

08 Moccasin

09 red shad-green flake - the original culprit worm

09 Red Shad/Green Flake

10 black - the original culprit worm

10 Black

11 grape - the original culprit worm

11 Grape

12 purple - the original culprit worm

12 Purple

18 motor oil flake - the original culprit worm

18 Motor Oil Flake

19 electric blue lightnin - the original culprit worm

19 Electric Blue Lightnin'

21 grape-red tail - the original culprit worm

21 Grape/Red Tail

25 black-chartreuse tail - the original culprit worm

25 Black/Chartreuse Tail

26 black-blue tail - the original culprit worm

26 Black/Blue Tail

27 black-red tail - the original culprit worm

27 Black/Red Tail

32 pumpkin seed - the original culprit worm

32 Pumpkin Seed

34 okee gold - the original culprit worm

34 Okee Gold

36 chartreuse shad - the original culprit worm

36 Chartreuse Shad

40 tequila shad-green flake - the original culprit worm

40 Tequila Shad/Green Flake

41 blue moccasin shad - the original culprit worm

41 Blue Moccasin Shad

42 pearl - the original culprit worm

42 Pearl

44 fire & ice - the original culprit worm

44 Fire & Ice

45 tequila shad - the original culprit worm

45 Tequila Shad

48 june bug - the original culprit worm

48 June Bug

48r christmas - the original culprit worm

48R Christmas

49 plum crazy - the original culprit worm

49 Plum Crazy

51 red shiny shad - the original culprit worm

51 Red Shiny Shad

55 watermelon pepper - the original culprit worm

55 Watermelon Pepper

62 ambrosia - the original culprit worm

62 Ambrosia

70 green pumpkin blue flake - the original culprit worm

70 Green Pumpkin Blue Flake

71 bama bug - the original culprit worm

71 Bama Bug

73 tomato - the original culprit worm

73 Tomato

75 blue blood - the original culprit worm

75 Blue Blood

77 grape-white tail - the original culprit worm

77 Grape/White Tail

83 green pumpkin candy

83 Green Pumpkin Candy

92 motor oil shad - the original culprit worm

92 Motor Oil Shad

131 camo - the original culprit worm

131 Camo

165 red black core - the original culprit worm

165 Red Black Core

170 watermelon copper red flake - the original culprit worm

170 Watermelon Copper Red Flake

173 black-white tail - the original culprit worm

173 Black/White Tail

213 black blue flake - the original culprit worm

213 Black Blue Flake

220 okeechobee - the original culprit worm

220 Okeechobee

222 grape dazzle - the original culprit worm

222 Grape Dazzle

230 kiwi - the original culprit worm

230 Kiwi

231 sweet potato - the original culprit worm

231 Sweet Potato

232 voodo - the original culprit worm

232 Voodo

264 nite crawler - the original culprit worm

264 Nite Crawler

265 jalapeno tequila - the original culprit worm

265 Jalapeno Tequila

269 blue fleck shad - the original culprit worm

269 Blue Fleck Shad

275 green pumpkinorange flake

275 Green Pumpkin Orange Flake

276 trophy gold - the original culprit worm

276 Trophy Gold

277 watermelon candy

277 Watermelon Candy

279 green pumpkin watermelon - the original culprit worm

279 Green Pumpkin Watermelon

a1 pumpkin seed-chartreuse tail - the original culprit worm

A1 Pumpkin Seed/Chartreuse Tail

a7 crawdad-green fleck - the original culprit worm

A7 Crawdad/Green Fleck

c3 fire tiger - the original culprit worm

C3 Fire Tiger

g7 watermelon red - the original culprit worm

G7 Watermelon Red

j2 green pumpkin - the original culprit worm

J2 Green Pumpkin

j4 green pumpkin red flake - the original culprit worm

J4 Green Pumpkin Red Flake

j5 motor oil-chartreuse shad

J5 Motor Oil/Chartreuse Tail

j6 watermelon red flake shad - the original culprit worm

J6 Watermelon Red Flake Shad

l2 green pumpkin-red mist - the original culprit worm

L2 Green Pumpkin/Red Mist

l3 kudzu shad - the original culprit worm

L3 Kudzu Shad

l4 blueberry - the original culprit worm

L4 Blueberry

l5 redberry - the original culprit worm

L5 Redberry

q3 watermelon red flake core - the original culprit worm

Q3 Watermelon Red Flake Core

q4 chili pepper - the original culprit worm

Q4 Chili Pepper

 

Color Description
4.5"
6"
7.5"
10"
12"
01 Black Shad original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
02 Red Shad original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
03 Green Shad original culprit 4.5 inch worm
04 Baby Eel
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
05 Blue Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
06 Grape Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
07 Crawdadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
08 Moccasinoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
09 Red Shad/Green Flake original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
10 Blackoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
11 Grapeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
12 Purpleoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
18 Motor Oil Flake
original culprit 4.5 inch worm
19 Electric Blue Lightnin'original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
21 Grape/Red Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
25 Black/Chartreuse Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
26 Black/Blue Tail original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
27 Black/Red Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
32 Pumpkin Seedoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
34 Okee Goldoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
36 Chartreuse Shad
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
40 Tequila Shad/Green Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
41 Blue Moccasin Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
42 Pearl
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
44FIre & Iceoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
45 Tequila Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
48 June Bug
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
48R Christmasoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
49 Plum Crazy
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
51 Red Shiny Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
55 Watermelon Pepper
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
62 Ambrosiaoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
70 Green Pumpkin Blue Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
71 Bama Bugoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
73 Tomatooriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
75 Blue Blood original culprit 4.5 inch worm
77 Grape/White Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
83 Green Pumpkin Candyoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
92 Motor Oil Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
131 Camo
original culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
165 Red Black Coreoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
170 Watermelon Copper Red Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
173 Black/White Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
213 Black Blue Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
220 Okeechobeeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
222 Grape Dazzleoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
230 Kiwioriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
231 Sweet Potatooriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
232 Voodoooriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
264 Nite Crawleroriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
265 Jalapeno Tequilaoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
269 Blue Fleck Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
275 Green Pumpkin Orange Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
276 Trophy Goldoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
277 Watermelon Candyoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
279 Green Pumpkin Watermelon
original culprit 4.5 inch worm
A1 Pumpkin Seed/Chartreuse Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
A7 Crawdad/Green Fleckoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
C3 Fire Tigeroriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
G7 Watermelon Redoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
J2 Green Pumpkinoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
J4 Green Pumpkin Red Flakeoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
J5 Motor Oil/Chartreuse Tailoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
J6 Watermelon Red Flake Shad
original culprit 4.5 inch worm
L2 Green Pumpkin/Red Mist
original culprit 4.5 inch worm
L3 Kudzu Shadoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
L4 Blueberryoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
L5 Redberry
original culprit 4.5 inch worm
Q3 Watermelon Red Flake Coreoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch worm
Q4 Chili Pepperoriginal culprit 4.5 inch wormoriginal culprit 4.5 inch 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