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Today I was out fishing with a   buddy and came across a new spot I have never been to before. It was tough to get to because it was so grown over but it was worth it. It was my first time trying out a new senko Texas rigged while my friend used a jitterbait and a popper. All together we scored three smallmouth bass. Any tips for using plastic worms? I'm relatively new to it. Thanks! 

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Welcome to the forum!  Plastic worms are super versatile and proven.  Yes, a wacky or weightless t-rigged senko will catch you fish, but learning to fish a Texas or Carolina rigged worm (usually straight, curly, or u-tail) will also teach you a lot about feeling the bottom.   If you're in South Jersey your local lakes are likely to have lots of sand with weed beds mixed in.  Learning to "feel" for hard bottoms will help you find key pieces of cover and change in structure which is huge for finding fish.  It'll also let you know where the bottom is essentially mush.  Pay attention to what you feel and what you're cleaning off of your bait between casts.  Sometimes a C-rig is better than the best electronics on the market.  

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19 hours ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Welcome to the forum!  Plastic worms are super versatile and proven.  Yes, a wacky or weightless t-rigged senko will catch you fish, but learning to fish a Texas or Carolina rigged worm (usually straight, curly, or u-tail) will also teach you a lot about feeling the bottom.   If you're in South Jersey your local lakes are likely to have lots of sand with weed beds mixed in.  Learning to "feel" for hard bottoms will help you find key pieces of cover and change in structure which is huge for finding fish.  It'll also let you know where the bottom is essentially mush.  Pay attention to what you feel and what you're cleaning off of your bait between casts.  Sometimes a C-rig is better than the best electronics on the market.  

Yes so far the only thing I've tried was Texas rigging it and it worked lol. I'll definitely start to work with other rigs and learn to feel the bottom. Thank you.

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