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I just remembered something about wacky worming…… Had a guy tell me, he put a wacky worm, with a bobber, drug it around behind him while he fished. As he would work the bank and structure trolling along.  It just followed him along while he worked a Tex rig worm.

He admitted it wasn’t 100% effective, and it was sometimes a pain keeping an eye on it. But he claimed he caught fish once in a while. 

I might just have to try that one time…. Providing the situation is right. 

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27 minutes ago, GRiver said:

I just remembered something about wacky worming…… Had a guy tell me, he put a wacky worm, with a bobber, drug it around behind him while he fished. As he would work the bank and structure trolling along.  It just followed him along while he worked a Tex rig worm.

He admitted it wasn’t 100% effective, and it was sometimes a pain keeping an eye on it. But he claimed he caught fish once in a while. 

I might just have to try that one time…. Providing the situation is right. 

I’ve tried similar things, it’s mostly a nightmare for me . It will get stuck, especially when you go to get the lure you are casting un stuck. And then I back up over the line other times, clown show level stunts is what I pull 

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I’ve tried similar things, it’s mostly a nightmare for me . It will get stuck, especially when you go to get the lure you are casting un stuck. And then I back up over the line other times, clown show level stunts is what I pull 

+1.   To make matters worse, the rare occasion I do get a bite, there's only two possible outcomes; bait is gone or half gone....or a 9" bass is gut-hooked

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For me its my main confidence bait.

But Im a serious line watcher so the faintest tick or movement get a set.

Hook sets are free.

Ive also found that a super lightweight set up ( NRX+ 852 paired with a 2500 Abu zenon with 10lb braid to 8lb flouro leader and size 2 dropshot hook ) I very rarely get them gut hooked.

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After years of struggling I forced myself into learning to fish a wacky and it's the best decision as an angler that I have ever made. I have caught fish, both pleasure fishing and in tournaments, with that rig when I'm fairly certain that I would have zero'd before when power fishing wasn't working...   

 

This is something I have learned through trial and error - 

 

An inactive fish will sometimes eat a wacky worm... 

An aggressive fish will almost always eat a wacky worm...

 

To me that's a 75% chance that if I put that worm where bass are that they are gonna eat it..... 

 

 

Medium/Fast Spinning Combo with 8lb braid to a 10lb copolymer leader with a size 2 vmc or Berkley Fusion 19 wacky hook is my main wacky setup....

 

If fishing around bushes, wood, or anything prone to hanging up I texas-rig the worm with a 1/32oz bullet weight on a 3/0 thin finesse wide gap worm hook.... 

 

 

 

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On 9/7/2023 at 9:20 AM, Blue Raider Bob said:

What do you do when you are fishing a 1 to 2 mph current? Do you let the wacky just drift or do you weight it?

You find the current slackwater eddies and work it in and around the seam as well as for roaming bass throughout the pool. I discovered this last year fishing a bigger river than normal and had sone crazy good days. Best part was its so easy my the. 6 year old was catching nice ones as well.

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