How to Put a Worm on Hook

How to Put a Worm on Hook
Baiting a hook is a simple process unless you have never done it before. In this case, putting a worm on a hook might seem a little intimidating, especially when you consider rigging a live worm as opposed to a soft plastic worm. By following a few simple steps, even an inexperienced angler can become expert at putting a worm on a hook.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Live Worms (Night Crawlers)

Step 1
Select a night crawler to place on the hook. Locate the raised center ring at about the mid-point of the worm. Insert the point of the hook through the raised midsection.
Step 2
Push the worm down on the hook so that it rests just past the bend.
Step 3
Double the worm slightly and insert the hook once again about 1 inch lower on the worm. This will result in two hook points that will help prevent the worm from wriggling off the hook.

Texas Rigging Plastic Worms

Step 1
Insert the hook into the nose of the worm for about 1 inch. Turn the point of the hook downward and out the belly of the worm.
Step 2
Turn the point of the hook back toward the body of the worm. Push the point completely through the worm and out the top. Push the nose of the worm up to the eye of the hook and straighten the bait on the hook so that it lies straight.
Step 3
Insert the point of the hook back underneath the surface of the worm to make the rig weedless.
 

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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