The Low Down On Worms
know that plastic worms are one of the most productive lures there are, but did
you know certain worms have special uses? I have a whole tackle box with nothing
but plastic worms in it, hundreds of them!
is what I use a certain worm for:
I use this worm in shallow water and mainly in the spring. I use no weight
whatsoever and like to use it when the fish just start thinking about spawning.
Stick Worm... I
use this worm in 60-70 degree water. If you use it whacky style it will vibrate
on both ends.
This is one of my favorite shallow water lures. When I fish vegetation I use
long casts and just reel it back in slowly.
is also a shallow water worm that I use in the summer. It's also great on
streams and rivers.
Curly Tail.... I
use this worm in the summer around stumps, docks, timber, lily pads and it's one
of my favorites when I fish deep water to 20 feet.
This is one of my favorites for docks, timber and brush. I have found it doesn't
wrap around brush like most worms do.
French Fry.... I
always Carolina rig a French fry and use it in clearer water. The action of this
is amazing when you move your line and the weight comes up the line.
Ribbon Tail... I
read about 30 years ago of people fishing with a 10-inch ribbon tail at night.
I'm here to tell you this works; I have caught some nice bass on a big ribbon
tail. I use a regular ribbon tail when fishing 10-15 feet of water too.
like to worm fish now, try some of the types of worms above for specific
conditions. I think you'll like the results.
Charles E. White has fished for almost 50 years for bass from California to
Florida. In his lifetime, it is estimated that he has caught over 6,000 bass.
His biggest bass is a 12 pound 14 ounce that hangs on his wall in his office.