Worming Secrets that No One Will Tell You


Artificial worms may not be as attractive as using an umbrella rig by the river or a top water frog on vegetation, but among them, it is the most effective one.

There are a lot of tackle trends that you will easily get attracted to, but you should never neglect how effective plastic worms are for fishing especially when it comes to catching bass. Even until today, the use of plastic worms is still very effective aside from the new products that manufacturers are selling.

Not everyone is going to tell you what else you need to know about using them which is why this post is going to help you.

Using a pegged sinker will make you lose more fish

  • Whether using them on the Texas rigs or on a rubber bobber stop, we all know that fish have been lost because of it.
  • People are always going to catch fish using plastic worms regardless of your location and the type of bass you want to catch.
  • A pegged sinker will always lose fish because the weight is very close to the worm causing the bass to have both the sinker and the hook in its mouth which have caused a lot of people end up not catching fish at all.

Do not use the same hook for casting and pitching

Worming Secrets that No One Will Tell You

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  • A lot of people are guilty of doing this because they pitch over a shallow cover and then go down the bank before starting to cast a brush pile using the same set-up.
  • This is a very easy thing to do, but it is not the best. If your tool for casting worms isn’t a straight shank hook, it won’t be good in the water.
  • When you are pitching a flipping worm for cover, heavy duty flipping hooks are ideal for this. If you use a bigger one, the more you are given leverage to catch the fish.

Plastic worms have different types

  • To make the most out of your fishing trip, it is important to know that you cannot use the same plastic worm for all fishing situations. Even if they are of the same color, doesn’t mean they can be used the same way.
  • Using a straight-tail worm gives more versatility because their movement is more unpredictable and the way they sink is different. A straight-tail worm is also ideal for beginners. If you are fishing on a cold front, use a smaller size and use a bigger one if the water is warm.
  • You can use a curly-tail worm if there is vegetation in the water because the movement is very realistic. It will also be a good idea to use brush piles and a heavy type of cover so that the fish won’t be able to identify it right away. Just allow it to go through holes.

Use the right kind of rod

  • It won’t be a good idea to use pliers on a nail because it will get in the way of your ability to succeed in what you are doing. When you have the correct rod, you will be able to handle any kind of fishing using worms.
  • What you need to look for when buying a worm rod is how sensitive it is so you will know right away if a fish has grabbed your bait. Another thing to consider is the solid backbone of the rod letting you catch even the big ones without it breaking.

You will cover water quickly by hopping your worm

A lot of people who are starting to fish are taught to drag and then reel the fish in. This method will definitely allow you to catch fish, but if you want to cover water and have more productive results, it is better to hop it. Stroking it will work if they are only a few feet away from the bottom.

It is okay to swing and miss

  • It is always an obstacle in the beginning to know if the fish has bitten the bait. There are ways on how you can learn this faster and one of them is by hitting them twice which refers to cranking the reel handle and wait for 5 minutes and then set the hook again for the second time.
  • This guarantees that he gets the barb out of the fish’s mouth. You won’t always feel a hard pull on your line and there even times when it will just move to side to side without you realizing it that you caught a fish.
  • You have to watch the line constantly and react immediately if the line starts to move in a different way. The moment you feel that there is tension on the line, set the hook so you don’t miss out on catching a fish.

Cast the worm into cover

  • Let it fall slowly while watching the line for any movement and a change in direction. The fish will see it as if the worm fell from an overhanging tree or weeds and wait for the worm to get to the bottom without retrieving the line.
  • All you have to do is shake the rod and the worm will start to twitch looking like it is trying to get to the surface. This method is effective for fish that are very finicky caused by pressure, change in the weather, or water levels being unstable.
  • It will be a good way to trick the fish into thinking that the worm is not attached to anything with the danger of it getting caught by the hook.

If you think that using plastic worms is not effective anymore, think again because they are more effective than other new trends today for catching bass. Getting used to plastic worms isn’t hard and you will be able to catch more fish if you decide to use them. By catching more fish, you will become more interested in the activity and eventually make it a part of your lifestyle.

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Hey there, I'm Lisa, founder and editor in chief here at Recreation Space. We found fitness through recreational activities. And we want to share it with you. We believe in empowering people with knowledge to make smarter, healthier choices in their lives.

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