How to Rig a Plastic Worm for Bass Fishing

How to Rig a Plastic Worm for Bass Fishing
Bass do not always live where access to them is easy. When using plastic worms as bait it is imperative that the worm not get snagged on any structure or vegetation that may exist where the bass is lurking. By using a set-up known as the Texas rig, a plastic worm can be made so that it will not snag, allowing the fisherman to cast to those spots that contain bass.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How to Rig a Plastic Worm for Bass Fishing

Things You’ll Need:
  • plastic worm, worm hook, bullet sinker
  • plastic worm, worm hook, bullet sinker
Step 1
Thread the end of your fishing line through a bullet sinker. These come in various weights and the best weight for your Texas rig will depend on how deep you wish your plastic worm to be as it is being reeled in-the heavier the sinker the deeper in the water the worm will stay. Make sure that the pointed end of the bullet sinker is pointing "up" your line and away from where the worm hook will be fastened.
Step 2
Tie a worm hook to your fishing line. You can add a small glass bead onto the line between the bullet sinker and the end of the hook if so desired. This will rattle between these two points and get the attention of fish as it is being reeled in.
Step 3
Take the sharp end of the worm hook and push it through the very center of the top of the plastic worm. The top half will be that which is the thickest. Drive the hook through so that its point comes out about a quarter to half an inch from the top.
Step 4
Pull the plastic worm up so that the top of it is even with the eye of the hook where the fishing line is attached. Turn the worm hook so that it now faces the plastic worm.
Step 5
Bury the sharp point of the worm hook into the soft body of your plastic worm. Do this in such a way that the worm hangs down in as straight a manner as possible, which will allow it to move in a more natural way through the water as it being reeled in. Your worm is now Texas rigged, with the sharp hook unable to snag on anything since it is in the worm. However, a biting fish will hit the worm with enough force to cause the hook to come through the worm and into the jaw of the fish.

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