Trick worms are soft plastic worms that are used as fishing bait to ensure that you catch a good catch even when the weather conditions are less than ideal for fishing and the fish you’re after are a little lazy. Because they are available in a variety of natural colors, they can be used in a variety of fishing situations. They are also available in a variety of bright colors, including yellow, pink, and white.
Trick worms are available in a wide range of sizes on the market, but the majority of them are between 6-7 inches in length. Trick worms that have been salt-impregnated and segmented along their straight tails can be found. When fishing with a white spinnerbait, it is recommended that you use a lime trick worm, and when fishing with a chartreuse spinnerbait, it is recommended that you use a white worm.
There is a large selection of floating worms available for purchase, allowing you to easily find the ones that will meet your specific requirements. Fishing with trick worms on a Carolina or Texas rig has produced excellent results for anglers targeting largemouth bass in lakes and ponds, according to reports. The post-spawn season is a fantastic time to make use of them.
Rigging trick worm
Another popular method for catching fish is to use a trick worm that is not weighted, almost like a floating topwater lure, and rig it with no weight. There are a few things you should do in order to ensure that this fishing method is successful.
It is preferable to use a barrel swivel above the fishing hook in order to prevent the fishing line from twisting while you are fishing (about 6 inches or so). You can also attach a 2/0 offset hook to your fishing line for added versatility. If you choose a non-onset hook, you will need to insert a toothpick through the eye of the hook to ensure that it does not slip down. A sharp offset hook, on the other hand, is preferred.
While some anglers prefer a visible fishing line with trick worms, others prefer a less visible fishing line with trick worms, even if it means detecting strikes is more difficult. It all depends on your personal preferences, your level of experience, and your level of visual impairment. It is recommended that you use a heavier line if you want to experience a solid hookup. With the rig, you can use either casting or spinning tackles.
The Texas rigging method
Although there are a variety of rigging methods available, one of the most popular among anglers is the so-called Texas rig. Soft-plastic worms are effective for catching bass in a wide range of water and weather conditions. If you want to catch a lot of bass or just a few, the Texas rig will ensure that you are successful no matter what type of water you are fishing in or what type of cover you are using.
A few simple steps are required in order to prepare your trick worm for its big catch using the Texas rig method. Using your hook and the soft-plastic worm you intend to use, make sure to insert the point of the hook into the tip of the worm and bring it out the bottom of the lure about 14 inch from the tip of worm, as shown in the photo.
Afterwards, simply pull the hook through the tip of the trick worm until the eye of the trick worm is positioned inside the tip. You should then turn the hook so that its point faces back towards the plastic and insert it into a point on the other end of your bait to finish it. Because of this, it is extremely important to have the worm straight after rigging in order to prevent the line from twisting.
It is correct to rig the trick work if the hook’s barb is tucked inside the plastic and if the hook’s barb and point are both covered by the bait in order to avoid hooking up on something. Even so, it is not recommended that the point of the hook emerge from the opposite side of the worm.
Carolina rig vs. Texas rig
Different targets and weather conditions necessitate the use of various rigging techniques. There are a variety of fishing rigs available, with the choice being primarily determined by the amount and thickness of cover present, the species of fish you intend to catch, and the weather conditions. Using the Texas rig when fishing in dense cover and trying to coax bass out of the vegetation in sunny and calm weather conditions is a great choice.
The Carolina rig, on the other hand, is preferable when you need to cast further and cover more water because it incorporates a heavier weight that keeps the trick worm closer to the bottom, resulting in a more natural appearance and movement. For bass fishing, the Carolina rig is a better option because these fish tend to congregate in open water when the weather turns windy and cloudy.
Texas-rigged trick worms are excellent for catching bass when the fish is moving around on the spawning nest or right after the spawn when it is guarding its fry, both of which occur during the summer. Pitching the Texas-rig soft plastic worm into the bass nest and moving it in front of the bedding fish will almost always result in a strike from the bedding fish. You can use this rigging method even after the spawning season has ended.
Lightweights as small as 1/8 ounce can be used in conjunction with Texas rigs, making them ideal for fishing in shallow water. Carolina rigs can be paired with heavier weights, up to and including 2 ounces, without sacrificing the trick worm action that they are known for. This makes them ideal for fishing for largemouth bass in deep water.
How to fish for bass with a trick worm
You must follow certain procedures in order to ensure that your trick worm fishing session is a success if you plan on using the trick worm to lure bass into your boat. The equipment you’ll need includes a fishing rod and reel or a high-quality and durable bass fishing rod and reel combo, 3/0 to 5/0 offset fishing hooks, fishing line, and, of course, trick worms and other artificial bait.
Choose a line that has been tested to at least 8 pounds and tie the offset hook to it with a clinch knot to secure it. It will be necessary to thread the loose end of the line through the hook’s eye, twist it around the main line several times (6 or 7) and thread it back through the loop that has formed above the hook’s eye to complete the process. Wet the knot just a little bit and then tighten it up.
To put the worm on the hook, use the Texas rig technique. This means that you should position the top of the trick worm next to where you will insert the hook, which will have to be pushed through the top and center of the trick worm for 12 inches. Then, using the flat side of the trick worm, push it out the other end. Keep in mind that the worm should be placed immediately after rigging.
You can then cast the trick worm near brush, docks, or rocks and allow it to settle for a while before continuing. The fact that there is no weight when fishing with the trick worm means that it may take a few minutes. Allow the worm to be moved freely by the water as it gets closer to the bottom of the tank. This will give it a more natural appearance.
There are a variety of techniques for fishing with the trick worm. It all depends on what you want to get out of your fishing sessions, as well as the weather conditions and cover situations that you encounter. The trick worm can be fished in a variety of ways, but the twitching method is the most effective because it is widely considered to be the most effective. As a result, it is preferable to twitch it under the surface, pause, and then allow the trick worm to sink.
In order to create that bouncing motion when retrieving, make sure to begin by raising the tip of your rod several times before starting. Reel the trick worm a couple of feet and then release it to allow it to settle back to the bottom. Continue in this manner until you have successfully recovered the worm.
If the bass comes up to hit the worm, you will be able to see it coming up to strike it. If the trick worm is swallowed by the fish, it’s as if it’s never existed. That is one of the reasons why so many anglers prefer bright colors on their lures. When fishing with the worm in clear shallow water, you will be able to see when the fish strikes the lure because the water is clear. If the trick worm sinks and thus disappears from your sight, the only way to tell if you’ve caught something is if the line jumps or moves in some way.
If you feel the fish approaching and taking the worm, don’t set the hook until you’re sure it’s there. If you make any movements before it actually takes the bait, it will sense your presence and flee before you have a chance to set the hook.