Video: 3 Simple Ways To Rig A Soft Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse worms come in many styles and are one of the most versatile lures in bass fishing. Finesse worms are perfect for fishing in tough conditions and when bass are locked on the bottom. In this video,

TightLineTV breaks down his top three ways to rig a finesse worm and how you can fish them to get more bites!

1) Shaky Head

Together, a shaky head jig and finesse worm create an iconic finesse fishing combo that stands up and stands out in cool water, on ultra-clear lakes, or when just trying to generate a bite. Typically shaky heads are fished near hard bottom areas in depths greater than six feet. After casting out and letting your rig fall to the bottom, slowly drag and hop your bait while maintaining contact with the bottom. Occasionally, pause your bait and then barely quiver the rod tip. This helps shake the tapered tail end of your finesse worm, which is an inviting action to sluggish bass.

2) Weightless Texas Rigged

Often overshadowed by a weightless Senko, don’t look past a weightless finesse worm when fishing in the shallows. Texas Rig your favorite finesse worm on a 2/0-3/0 size worm hook for the best action and disguise, and then start casting towards the shallows in depths ranging from 0-5 feet. Cast out and then wait a few seconds to allow the finesse worm to start sinking, then gingerly twitch your rod to get the soft plastic to dart and dash just below the surface of the water. After a few twitches, stop and let the bait sink again for a few seconds, and then repeat the process. This is an excellent technique for targeting shallow water bass interested in feeding near the surface but less willing to other topwater lures.

3) Drop Shot Fishing

Barely piercing a drop shot hook through the tip of a soft plastic finesse worm, casting out, and then dangling that sucker all the way in is one of the easiest ways to catch bass in deep clear water. You’ll need a light, clear line, a small hook, and a sinker weighing between 1/8-1/2 oz. Assemble your drop shot rig, and then start targeting any water depth over 5 feet. Upsize your weight as move deeper, or start dealing with wind or current.

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