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Rubber Worm Rigs

If you fish for bass even a little bit, you know how effective rubber worms are and your tackle box likely has 23 different varieties, styles, and sizes in 123 different colors.  You hard-core bass anglers do not need me to tell you how to rig those rubber worms, but on the other hand, there may be some folks reading this that are newer to the fishing game, newer to the bass-fishing game in particular.  Someday I am going to write a blog about all the jargon anglers use, if you listen to yourself sometime it really is comical, and in case you do not know the difference between a Texas rig and a Wacky rig, I found this helpful, basic tool:


OK, now you are clicking on that image and mumbling to yourself, “C’mon, Daryl, that is so small I cannot read it.  You idiot”.

I know, I know.  So do me a favor, obviously I stole that from here, 4 Plastic Worm Rigs for Bass that You Should Know .   Click on the link and when you get there, click on the chart, you will see it just fine then.

Also do not tell me that those are not the only ways to rig rubber worms, because I know that too.  There are other ways and an infinite number of refinements that can be used with those basic techniques.  Why all the different rigging methods?  That’s easy, once again, they will all work in the right place at the right time, the key is to use the right tool for the job.  Read the chart carefully, it will give you some ideas on situations in which the different riggings are the right tool.

Again I am not going to say a whole lot about color.  Bait colors often make more difference to the angler than they do to the fish.  However, every angler will have an opinion on the subject and every one of them will tell you what their favorite color may be.  Those favorites are often based upon confidence and I would always tell you that if you have confidence in a bait or a certain color, then fish it!

In my opinion, any color of rubber worm will work just fine as long as it is purple!

Jeff Kurrus photo, NEBRASKAland Magazine.

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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