This versatile soft plastic can be used straight from the packet, or cut down to match the size of bait prevalent on the day, giving the shape even more appeal in both fresh and saltwater applications. The 4-inch Turtleback Worm has long been a secret weapon in many a bream and flathead angler’s arsenal. The tail action of a Turtleback Worm has to be seen to be believed, tight and seductive. It swims at the slowest of speeds and on the drop, even when rigged with lightly-weighted jig heads.
Try casting them at pontoons and wharves, and then allowing them to slowly sink down. Many of the hits will happen as the soft plastic falls through the water column. If a bite does not occur as it falls, wait for a few seconds and give it a slight twitch. This is sometimes enough to make the fish suck in that Turtle Back Worm.