Bass Worm Fishing

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Bass Worm Fishing

Bass Worm Fishing

Like most of y’all, I learned how to catch bass on a rubber worm. The only bait I know of that is more versatile for catching bass is a live shiner minnow.   If your hungry for bass and the goal is to put some meat in the fryer you would be hard pressed to beat live bait, namely shiners.

Bass from favorite fishing spot

If however, you just want to hit the lake and have some fun, nothing beats bass fishing with a worm. The feel of the initial hit, watching him run with your line, and finally setting the hook. It is like nothing else in the fishing world to me.

The grape worm was the king when I was a kid, a tackle box that didn’t have a grape worm was akin to hunting with an unloaded gun. I didn’t think there would ever be another worm that could knock the grape worm off its perch. I WAS WRONG, a few years ago a friend introduced me to the Senko worm after he was catching three bass to my one. I was amazed and still am. On several occasions I have switched back to the old conventional worms while catching fish on the Senko and things shutdown. He also taught me a new way of rigging the worm as well as using an Offset Worm Hook vice the true turns I grew up on . The only variations I use now is whether to use a bullet weight or not. You can order the Senko worms and Offset hooks below, please continue reading for my favorite knot and rigging instructions.

You can’t go wrong using the Palomar knot for a worm rig. It is very strong and leaves a small knot for your worm to go over.


I realize the below instructions may be old news to most bass aficionados but just in case there are others like me that are stubborn about changing, give this a try.

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Thanks for reading my post and please comment if you have a question or anything to add. Click on the link below for other fishing items. God bless.



12 thoughts on “Bass Worm Fishing”

  1. You have a very nice site. It is easy to navigate and gives some very informative information to the non-fisherman. I also like the photos in your site.
    If I were to come to your site and want to learn about things I need to do before going fishing or if I wanted to know more about the sport itself, I could easily get some of my questions answered. I also found it helpful to be able to shop here for things I may need.

    1. Well thanks Mick and hope you catch the fishing bug one day. Give it a try, I promise you will like it. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. If I don’t have the answer I’m sure I can find it for you.

  2. Mark although personally I am not into fishing, still I was amazed in reading this article and all that you have to offer for those visitors who are into the sport. l also liked the illustrations that you provided teaching people on the proper method used to tie a Palomar knot. Some great stuff!

  3. Absolutely beautiful website. Well written, great content, good images, engaging style.

    Your site brought back great memories of my Dad, brothers, and myself going fishing for trout in upstate New York. We lived near the Niagra River and used to fish there too.

    We used “night crawlers” for bait. Even harvesting them at night after watering the lawn was fun (and the bait was free).

    I don’t have any real advice on how to enhance your site. You have monetized it very well. The items you offer can be used by experienced as well as novice fisherman.

    Keep up the good work. I have bookmarked you.


    1. Thanks so much Jeff.

      I love using night crawlers as well. Did you ever try using a little dish detergent to get them to come out? I remember filling up coffee cans doing that.

      Really appreciate your kind comments and the bookmark.

      Take care and God bless.

  4. Fishing is obviously one of my favourite hobbies. Whenever I have some free time, the very first thing that comes to my mind is going out to do some fishing. Thanks for this article, it covers a lot of tricks on how to do fishing and am sure this will be a great deal for me. I will be waiting for your upcoming article for more fishing tricks.

  5. Hi! I am an occasional fisherman but never heard about such artificial worms for perch fishing.
    I used to catch them by earthworms or minnows. My question is does this bass worm could be used second time or it depends on situation? I mean, is it etable for next bass?

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