Best Way To Fish A Worm
Posted July 24 2012 - 08:38 PM
out of everything i have tried the lures i consider the best are not doing so well in the lake i been going to a lot recently such as hula popper, and whats literally deadly in another area i fish the super fluke in pearl white, baby bass, and watermelon is not catching a single thing. i can't even get a spinner to catch anything.i gave in went with a pack of worms i had and what do you know i get bites only a few not too many but still i got bites were the others i were not getting anything.
Posted July 24 2012 - 08:48 PM
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Posted July 24 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted July 26 2012 - 07:51 AM
I often will throw this set up into the thinner edge of pads after a frog blows up. The braid and snelled straight shank hook gives me a great hook-up ratio (same theory as flipping a creature) and it allows me to haul big bass out of the grass.
Thats my variation! Good luck dude!
Posted July 26 2012 - 10:33 AM
i was casting them and if i did not get a hit like i was told by some one else at the lake reel in fast and re cast if no bites as soon as the worm hits water you won't get one so reel in and do again.
Lol first of all, whoever told you that needs to seriously reevaluate their technique. I mean, it's true that you will get many "reaction" bites on the initial fall when you cast, but there is a lot of water to be covered between you and where you cast to. Also, 5 inches is my favorite size for senkos. I would suggest that you also add black w/ blue flake to your repetoire, these seem to work well for dark, cloudy days, or for murky water. Another lure you may want to try is a Zoom Salty Centipede.
As for the technique, I texas rig 90% of the time, because I love the "see-saw" motion that it does on the way down. This is very similar to a dying baitfish sinking to the bottom. I would suggest starting with no weight, and when you need it, going with the least you can get by with. You may want to try a pinch-on split shot rather than a bullet weight, as I find this allows the worm to keep it's natural motion better. Because there are so many factors, you really need to adjust until you find what the fish want on that particular day in those particular conditions. If you're attempting to fish deeper water, and locate structure, I like a Carolina rig, fished similar to a jig.
Regardless of how you rig it, the casting and presentation method is essentially the same. Get within casting distance of the structure, cast parellel to the lengthwise edge of it, getting as close as possible without getting hung up. Allow the bait to fall, and sit on the bottom for a bit. Then, reel up enough slack to feel a tight line, and then lift the pole up slowly, giving it a slow short jig, allow the bait to fall on it's own again (be alert though, as many of your strikes will come when the bait is falling, and this is what you are trying to do). Let the bait pause on the bottom, and then repeat. In fact, I like to get into a little mental rythym, (reel-jig-pause, reel-jig-pause), which helps to cover as much water as possible, yet still allow you to work the bait slowly. Don't be afraid to make many casts to an area, especially if it's one of those where "there's just gotta be something." Also, be on the look out for schools of baitfish, and surface activity, you can often get bites by throwing into these.
Posted July 26 2012 - 12:24 PM
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