Bass Fishing : How to Bass Fish With Plastic Worms

Plastic worms should be rigged so that they don’t slide up and down, because this can lead to false bites. Learn about using bobber stoppers when rigging plastic worms with help from a professional bass fisherman in this free video on bass fishing with plastic worms.

Expert: Ron Colby
Bio: Ron Colby is a professional bass fisherman, has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S. Western Divisionals.
Filmmaker: Mike Phillips


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  1. I keep thinking that by putting the hook tip into the plastic worm that it won't give a good hook set into the fish. How does the hook tip come out of the plastic into the fish's mouth?

  2. what kind of line do you use? Braid? Do you tie the hook directly to the braid? Thanks so much for this video, really helps. I hate getting stuck in rocks.

  3. Well, live bait usually involves a bobber and you just sitting their waiting for it to go under lol ! PowerBait rubber worms have that inbedded scent and live action. I ALWAYS use those kind of rubber worms and I like to buy the kind that are heavy enough that you dont need to add a slip weight or slip shot, so you can cast them out and reel very in slow ! If one color doesnt attract a nibble or two then put on a completey different color !! I dont bass fish with ANYTHING else !

  4. devildog99992007,
    Thank you for your reply. I have started using 2/0 Trokar hooks when fishing with rubber worms and my hook sets have increased. Thanks again for getting back to me. Your information is greatly appreciated. 

  5. @HIGHSCHOOLHOP Bass typically will not lightly peck at your bait. You may be feeling bluegills or crappie. Most of the time when a bass bites a worm it is a much more violent jerk, because they will take your whole worm in their mouth and run with it. Keep only a little slack in your line and dont try to set your hook on those little pecks, wait until you feel the fish give a solid pull then set your hook. Good Luck!

  6. @jackson0knollwood i mean how do i know when the fish has the bait in its mouth. The only way i can usually tell is when i can see it. But my lake isnt very clearwater and i dont own a pair of polarized sunglasses.

  7. Hey. I was just wondering… I use this and i get ALOT of fish biting this rig. But i always seem to set the hook at the wrong time so can you post a video on how to know when the lure is in the fishs mouth? Thanks!

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