Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
airborne_angler

Best most productive presentation for a finesse worm

Recommended Posts

I know Finesse worm can mean alot of things,there are alot of companies that sell different designs.

Ive read that the finesse worms like the ones from Zoom are awesome.

So with the Zoom style Finesse worm in mind,whats your Favorite,Most productive way to fish this worm?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

twitch over fallen timber for me, weightless though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favorite is on a shakyhead. 1/8 oz and 6# line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lightly weighted wacky hook or light flick shake I use the Buckeye Flick it jig heads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know Finesse worm can mean alot of things,there are alot of companies that sell different designs.

Ive read that the finesse worms like the ones from Zoom are awesome.

So with the Zoom style Finesse worm in mind,whats your Favorite,Most productive way to fish this worm?

   Most productive would be a drop shot, Shakey Head is funner though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favorite way is to throw it on a little bit heavier drop shot around tree laydowns or docks. I use a little bit of heavier line than on a normal drop shot, usually 12 or 14lb main to 10lb fluoro. If it's really thick I will step up to a heavier setup. It just seems to me that after everyone has flipped that sweet spot with a bottom dragging bait, moving the bait about 6-12" off the bottom seems to really get the bites and the finesse worm works perfectly for me in this situation. Not too bulky to keep the fish away and still big enough to keep the bass interested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Down south I find the Zoom Trick Worm out produces the Finesse Worm; I Texas rig it weightless and add a nail to the tail. The nail balances out with hook allowing the worm to fall horizontally much like a Senko but with a much smaller profile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

shaky head or flick shake for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Down south I find the Zoom Trick Worm out produces the Finesse Worm; I Texas rig it weightless and add a nail to the tail. The nail balances out with hook allowing the worm to fall horizontally much like a Senko but with a much smaller profile.

Excellent idea. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey guys I apologizefor my ignorance, but I am new to bass fishing and I am not up to snuff on all the bait technology.

Anyway here goes, what designates a finesse worm? This may be a vague question but I would like to know in general the difference in a finesse worm versus a traditional worm. Here is why I ask, I have tried the shaky head and am planning to try the drop shot this year. I have read that the floating baits are the ones to use for these techniques. Many times when I look at baits it is not obvious to me whether they float or not. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zoom Finesse on Shakey Head. If not bitten on initial fall, then literally shake the rod tip trying not to move the worm forward. Easily done on a vertical presentation in deeper water and drives spotted bass crazy.   8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This may be a vague question but I would like to know in general the difference in a finesse worm versus a traditional worm.

To me finesse fishing is not defined by the particular bait you use. It has to do with the precision in making accurate presentations. In the tackle world the term "finesse" generally means down sizing. Finesse is a technique that is not relative to the size of the bait. You can finesse a 10in worm just as easy as a 4in worm. I think the generalized term "finesse" is misleading.

"Best most productive presentation for a finesse worm"

This question is way to open ended. What are the fish doing? are they suspended? clinging close to structure? Are they buried in the cover? There are no magic bullets. If you asked 10 different people this same question you could get 10 different answers. If there was a "most productive presentation" there would be no need for any other presentations. There is only what is most productive in the moment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zoom finesse worms are a favorite of mine, drop shotting and shaky heading are how I fish them most of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The question asked for most productive. I considered this to be over the course of the year. Its hard to beat the sheer number of fish that can be caught on a drop shot over the course of the year. There are many other presentations that work well at different times, but the drop shot works all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are many other presentations that work well at different times, but the drop shot works all the time.

60% of the time... it works every time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are many other presentations that work well at different times, but the drop shot works all the time.

60% of the time... it works every time.

LOL, it works 100% of the time on the fish I catch on a drop shot!  ;D ;D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it would be a toss up for me between weightless or shaky head.  Both work very well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to say wrightless wacky rig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×