Split Shotting the Plastic Worm
The plastic or "rubber" worm is a proven bait for many species of fish including all types of black bass. Due to easy set-up and popularity, it has probably caught more bass than any other split shot rig. Many Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted bass have been pulled out of the waters using various size and colors of rubber worms with a split shot. If rigged properly, the rubber worm floats above the split shot looking so delicious that the bass will strike ferociously, giving you that monstrous adrenaline hit that keeps you coming back to your favorite honey hole. If rigged wrong, you might think the fish do not exist until a starving perch finds its way on your hook. We have all been there!
Split Shotting the Plastic Worm:
Insert hook point until it lies just under the "skin" of the opposite side.
- Insert hook through the worm approximately 1/2 inch from the nose.
- Pull the hook through until the eye of the hook is covered.
Pinch on a round split shot from 6 to 18 inches ahead of the worm.
- Make sure the worm lies straight on the hook.
"Good Fishing!!" - Hippo Lau
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