Would not you wish to be assured of catching a fish each time you go recent water fishing for largemouth bass? That is what I hoped for and I consider I’ve discovered the reply.
I have been fishing for near 40 years now and I’ve caught and launched many fish in my years. However my favourite fish to catch is the largemouth bass, or simply plain previous bass as we name them right here within the northeastern US. Let me say on the outset, I am not an enormous stay bait fisherman. I exploit reside bait sometimes when bass fishing, however more often than not I fish with lures. Through the years, the most efficient lure I’ve discovered for persistently catching bass has been the rubber or plastic worm. Now earlier than you dismiss this as simply one other pro-rubber worm article, please hear me out.
I’ve fished in each state within the Union besides three and I’ve fished in a lot of the Canadian Provinces. So I’ve some expertise with fishing! I take pleasure in trout and walleye fishing very a lot, however my favourite recent water fishing is for bass. Rubber worms are virtually all the time my lure of selection and it is a very uncommon event that I come residence with out catching one. So what do I do to catch these fantastic fish that’s so totally different from everybody else? I rig my lures in a different way.
In all probability the preferred strategy to rig a worm today is to make use of a bent hook made particularly for worms. You run it in via the highest 1/four inch tip of the rubber worm, convey it out and twist it 180 levels and place the tip of the hook again into the rubber worm till it is virtually by way of to the opposite aspect. This lets you fish the worm nearly anyplace with out snagging the hook on lily pads or different objects within the water. The thought is that when the bass strikes, you wait a second for him to get the worm far sufficient into his mouth after which pull again arduous on the road to set the hook via the rubber worm and into the fish’s mouth. This rigging works – however I’ve discovered a extra productive strategy to rig my worms. I name it the “Bass Krusher” rig!
I exploit a weedless hook about 2/zero measurement. Begin to run it via the worm at about 1/2 an inch down from the highest. As soon as the whole straight shank of the hook is within the worm, convey out the criminal a part of the hook. Subsequent, (and that is the place it will get tough) you run the eyelet of the hook again up within the middle of the worm till it pops out of the highest of the worm . You then connect a snap-swivel to the hook’s eyelet and pull the meeting again down into the middle of the worm, leaving simply the highest ring of the snap-swivel displaying. Pull the weedless wires over the hook (to stop snagging) and also you’re able to go. Some great benefits of this are that it strikes the hook additional down the worm and that it provides a metallic flash to the worm (the snap-swivel used ought to be brilliant brass) which helps to catch the bass’ consideration.
In my expertise, most bass seize the worm from the again finish. So the additional down the worm you place the hook, the higher. This rig will place the hook at concerning the middle of the worm. It permits the worm to maneuver naturally via the water and retains the criminal of the hook out of the worm which makes it simpler to set the hook.
Do this rig and let me know the way it works for you. Right here within the northeast, our lakes are shallow, so I exploit this rig with no weight. Permit it to slowly sink and twitch it as you retrieve it slowly. I feel you will discover that your days of not catching a bass will come to an finish!