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How to Fish Worm Rigs

Fishing Plastic Worm Rigs

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Plastic worms probably catch more bass than all other baits put together, and there are many ways to rig them. For years the Texas rig was the most common way to fish for bass and still catches many fish. The Carolina rig has gained in popularity over the years and no tournament angler would leave home without one. You can also try split shot rigs, finesse rigs, whacky worm rigs, drop shot rigs and floating worms.

Choosing the right rig to use under various conditions is important to learning to how to catch fish on them. It can get very confusing when you start trying to decide what color is best, how long the leader should be, what kind of sinker to use and even what material the sinker and bead should be made of.

One of the best worm fishermen I ever knew had four worm colors in his tackle box - but back them there were not a lot of choices. Vance Sharp bought Fliptail worms in purple, blue, black and red. He would start with the 7 inch worm and cut it back as it got worn around the hook until he was fishing a three inch worm. Then he would get a new one out. Vance caught huge numbers of bass on these worms for many years.

The bottom line on worm fishing is they catch fish. Pick a color, chose a way to rig it and go fishing. The only thing you can really do wrong with a worm is not fishing it. Give the fish a chance and they will hit a wide variety of colors and rigs. Put it in the water!

Any comments on worm fising? Tell me about any experiences you have. What rig do yoiu use? Do you have any stories about them? If so, you can also post information about it for others on my message board - you must register to post but can read the board as a guest. Also, if you have a story about fishing worms, let me know about it at fishing@aboutguide.com. for a "Fishtale". Tell others what you like.

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