This is the artificial bait that has stood the test of time. This bait
has a natural profile and is one of the most productive baits you can
Root beer, chartreuse, red... salt infused, garlic infused - you name
it and you can probably find it in an artificial worm. Used on a hook
designed for worms, this bait can be weighted or weightless.
Weighted, the Texas rigged worm is used when bass are close to cover
and the strike zone is limited. Weightless, the floating worm is good
for shallow water, particularly with vegetation. Skip this worm over
weeds, lily pads or moss for an exciting strike from below.
Worm retrieval is often slow, and therefore good for cold water when the bass
are more lethargic. That said, even in the middle of summer, a bass will
still gobble a worm. When fishing with an artificial worm, pay close
attention to the feel as you retrieve. What might feel like a tiny bump on
the river's bottom is probably a bass - point the rod toward the fish and pull
up quickly to hook your fish. If you have a Texas rig (made weedless by
keeping the hook's point just inside the worm), you will need to pull extra hard
to push the point through the worm and into the bass.