How To Use Plastic Worms To Catch Big Bass

How To Use Plastic Worms To Catch Big Bass

Here are some great videos on how to use plastic worms (and other baits).

How to use a plastic worm with Scott Martin

How to Texas Rig a Plastic Bait

How to fish a Texas Rig

How to Carolina Rig A Plastic Bait

How To Catch More Bass On Carolina Rigs

How To Rig Wacky Worms

When And How To Fish A Wacky Rig

How To Rig A Drop Shot

How To Fish A Drop Shot

How To Flip And Pitch Soft Plastics

Choosing Hooks For Soft Plastic Baits

6 thoughts on “How To Use Plastic Worms To Catch Big Bass

  1. Damien

    WELL! The first video kinda opened my eyes to why I have a hard time catching. I feel that I simply reel in and not use my rod to move the hook forward. A technique I’ve never been told about.. At least I never took notice to this. I feel like such a novice.

    This is definitely the best source I’ve seen for properly baiting your hook, period! You know your plastic worms for catching bass.
    The Carolina Rig looks very effective and lines the bait up well with the hook. I’ll remember this one for sure, and likely use it for now on.

    I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from me, but cheers for now!

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    1. Roger Ford Post author

      Thanks, Damien!

      Using a steady retrieve CAN be successful. So if that’s what you’re doing, AND you’re catching bass, keep doing it.

      But when you don’t get any action, that’s when you want to start trying some other retrieves, rigs, and techniques. You could fish a spot with various approaches, and then finally find the one the bass are looking for. THEN you can use that same approach to entice more big bass!

      Thanks for the comment!

      Tight lines!

      Roger, The Smiling BassHole

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      1. Damien

        Makes sense. I’ll keep that in mind, but I guess it always comes down to location. Terrain especially.

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        1. Roger Ford Post author

          Great point, Damien.

          The terrain IS very important. Ledges, rocks, weeks, submerged logs, all these are very important elements to take into consideration, and to knock into whenever possible!

          I remember reading an article about bass and how they react to structure. First there was a photo of a bunch of little bass fry in a goldfish bowl. The bass were spread throughout. Next they put a pile of rocks in. All the bass were around the rocks. Next, they removed the rocks and put in a small plant. All the bass were around the plant. Then, they removed the plant and put in a treasure chest (like they do for goldfish). All the bass were around the chest. Finally, they removed everything, and painted a black line on the side of the fishbowl. All the bass were oriented to that line.

          Structure rules.

          Thanks for the comment!

          Tight lines!

          Roger, The Smiling BassHole

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  2. Allison

    What a great resource for videos? I love that you have so many options here for people on different levels of fishing. I love reading and browsing the web for articles but videos are so much easier. It’s hard not to learn something when you get to see a visual for it. Your site has a great collection of videos and useful information. This is a goldmine for many. Thanks for taking the time create all this. I am recommending your site to my dad. He absolutely loves bass fishing. He has a 7.5 lb bass mounted on the wall in his garage. I loved growing up fishing with my dad and younger brother. What a great time to have with you family. How about you? Do you fish with your family a lot too?

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    1. Roger Ford Post author

      Thanks Allison!

      I love the videos too. They really clarify how to use the various techniques. I remember when I was young (long before YOU were born!), I learned magic tricks. There was one rope trick that took me a long time to learn. Finally, I realized there was a typo in the book. By doing the opposite of what one instruction said, I finally got the trick to work. Decades later I bought videos showing rope tricks. What an improvement! They showed both what it looks like to the audience, and what the magician sees.

      So the same holds true for fishing techniques. And double true for tying knots!

      Unhappily I am the only member of my family who really fishes. Well, my son-in-law fishes, and he has a boat, but his wife likes to go out with him– she doesn’t really fish, but she enjoys being on the water. So most of the time I’m out on my lonesome, just me and the fish I catch (and then let go).

      Thanks for the comment!

      Tight lines!

      Roger, The Smiling BassHole

      Reply

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