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So I got a lake about 30 min away, just littered with logs and downed trees. And a few pounds 15 min away, both with heavy vegetation. Now I'm very new to bass fishing so what I know has been from research online. Everything I read tells me to try a weedless worm, and I've tried but I'm constantly getting hung up on everything. Should I keep trying that or is there so thing different I should be trying? 

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A jig or hollow body frog.  You will need a MH or heavy rod for both.  They are as weedless as it gets.

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I agree with Angry John, MH rod flipping with a jig is great for heavy vegetation. Also could try a swim ain't with a jig, just need to make the swim bait weedless. I use a 7' MH rod with 20 lb braided and a fluorocarbon leader

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How big of a weight are you using with the worm and are you pegging the weight or is it free to slide? I find pegging a weight keeps my worm more weedless. Also since you new I gotta ask if you are Texas rigging the worm right lol. 

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5 hours ago, kcdinkerz said:

How big of a weight are you using with the worm and are you pegging the weight or is it free to slide? I find pegging a weight keeps my worm more weedless. Also since you new I gotta ask if you are Texas rigging the worm right lol. 

I'm pretty sure I'm rigging it right, lol. It's picking up the vegetation around the eye of the hook. 

 

But the weight is able to move freely on the line. What's mh? I'll have to buy me a new frog, I got one that looks pretty life like. But it's only got 1 hook on the back and I've had a few hits on it but havnt been able to set the hook.

 

I'll also be buying some jigs when I get paid, I don't have any in my box yet  

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it doesn't get much more weedless than a hollow body frog, so that's a good option under the right conditions.

as far as the worm, rig it like the picture below.  it may still get hung from time to time, but that's part of the game!

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Rig a 5 or 7" Senko as buzzed bait has shown.  No weight needed and very castable.

MH stands for medium heavy rod action.

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10 hours ago, kcdinkerz said:

How big of a weight are you using with the worm and are you pegging the weight or is it free to slide? I find pegging a weight keeps my worm more weedless. Also since you new I gotta ask if you are Texas rigging the worm right lol. 

I'm pretty sure I'm rigging it right, lol. It's picking up the vegetation around the eye of the hook. 

 

But the weight is able to move freely on the line. What's mh? I'll have to buy me a new frog, I got one that looks pretty life like. But it's only got 1 hook on the back and I've had a few hits on it but havnt been able to set the hook

 

 

 

Thanks that's how I've been rigging them. Do I not need a weight to get the worm to the bottom? I'll be getting a new frog on Friday and hopefully that will help. 

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A senko falls slowly (that's whats so enticing)  If your fishing less than 10-12 feet deep, I'd go weightless.  A weedless wacky rig is also a great option.

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5 hours ago, 2tall79 said:

A senko falls slowly (that's whats so enticing)  If your fishing less than 10-12 feet deep, I'd go weightless.  A weedless wacky rig is also a great option.

So yoyoing would be the way to go with these. Man I can't wait for pay day to put a littlepre gear in my arsenal 

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burry the eye of the hook into the worm like the pic posted above. This will help from it snagging vegetation. it will also help keep your knot from failing if you are rigging it with a bullet weight as it always bumps into the knot on the eye of the hook. 

MH mean "medium heavy". Its the power rating of the rod. Get a medium heavy rod with a fast tip.

The rod will typically just say "medium heavy fast"

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If you want a hand with some basic stuff, I hit Busch Wildlife on a regular basis (I'll be there at 6 on Saturday and Sunday) and if you know a good place near Troy, I could make that work too.  I'm always looking for more local ponds and small lakes.  Bet I've got some tackle you could try too and if it's still on your rod at the end of the day, so be it.  

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1 hour ago, Onvacation said:

If you want a hand with some basic stuff, I hit Busch Wildlife on a regular basis (I'll be there at 6 on Saturday and Sunday) and if you know a good place near Troy, I could make that work too.  I'm always looking for more local ponds and small lakes.  Bet I've got some tackle you could try too and if it's still on your rod at the end of the day, so be it.  

I thought bush wildlife was closed on the weekend.. But I'll find a way to get ahold of you I assume there's a way to send a private message to someone. I know of a coupl  little ponds and Lincoln Lake out here but fishing from the bank results in a lot of snags. 

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5 hours ago, iiTzChunky said:

So yoyoing would be the way to go with these. Man I can't wait for pay day to put a littlepre gear in my arsenal 

I find that once it settles on bottom, dragging it slow, real slow is a great way to move it. In your instance what I'd do is target cast aka cast to a specific spot which would be one of the downed trees or a pocket in the grass. Let it sink while watching the line and let it hit bottom, a lot of bites will come on the fall. In a grass pocket i like to shake the senko ever so slightly by twitching the slack line with my rod tip. If no bites then I'll reel it in and target the next pocket. For a downed tree I'd cast it in there trying to get as close to the tree as I can, same thing as before watching the line and if no bites let it hit bottom. I'll drag the worm real, real slow. When I stop it and it want's to sink to where it was I know my lines over a branch or the trunk, if you can tell you're over a branch then I'll just move the bait fairly quickly until I feel it pop over the branch (moving it quickly helps from getting it hung up). Once I'm over the branch, let it sink back down on slack line, I might shake it and then resume my dragging. Once I'm out away from the cover or what I feel to be the bite zone I'll reel it back in and make my next cast. 

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