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One tried and true method that's been used for several years for catching bass, is Texas Rigging. Bass love plastic worms and other plastic baits. Bass also love to hide in thick weeds and lily pads. This technique will allow you to get to the bass in their hiding spots, and not hook onto too many weeds in the process.

The Texas Rig is one of the most versatile of bass lures. You can fish it at any depth that you want, over top of any structure and right through the thickest of weeds. You can fish it at any speed that you want or just let it sit just below the surface and watch the bass come up from underneath to swallow it up! You can use different sized worms and other plastic baits like lizards and crawfish. You can use scent or leave it as is. You can add varying sizes of weights or leave the weight completely off. Often, when it's windy or you want to fish deeper water, you will include a bullet sinker of a larger size.

How To Tie A Texas Rig

  1. Start by buying a Texas rig kit to be sure you have everything, then get your hands on some proven rubber worms.
  2. If you plan to add weight to the lure, a bullet sinker works best. Some people will clip a sinker to the line. When using a bullet sinker, insert the line through the pointed end of the sinker.
  3. Now, tie on an offset hook using your favorite knot. Use a hook with a sharp point since it must penetrate the body of the plastic bait as well as the mouth of the bass. Also, use a hook size that matches the size of the bait, in other words, use larger hooks for larger baits and smaller hooks for smaller baits. For example, when using a 6" worm, a size 2/0 hook is often used.
  4. Poke the hook through the top of the bait. Go in about 1/4" as shown in the image below.
  5. Turn the point of the hook and thread it through a bit so it pokes out of the side of the head of the bait.
  6. Now slide the bait towards the eye of the hook. While you are sliding, twist the bait so that the point of the hook is facing the bait. Now the eye of the hook will be right at the top of the bait.
  7. Now poke the hook through the body of the bait. Keep in mind that you want the bait to hang relatively straight so you will need to bend the bait a bit to hook it a bit lower down. When it pokes through the bait should lay straight. If it's a bit bent, don't worry, fish will still attack it, plus it may add a bit of action to the lure.
  8. Now bury the hook point below the surface of the body to create a weedless setup. Generally the straighter you made it in the previous step, the less weeds will cling on to the lure while it's being fished. Take a look at the end result below.

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Topwater lures, or surface baits, are just what the names suggest, fishing lures that float on the surface of the water. Most topwaters have a cupped head or lips attached to make a splashing or popping sound when fished. The noises that are created attract fish from great distances.

Generally you cast topwater lures near cover. A common technique is to retrieve the lures in quick jerks with short pauses in between. You will get the most luck with topwaters in shallow water in the morning and evening.

Many bass tournaments have been won with topwater fishing lures in shallow water! In this entry we want to discuss a couple of the most popular surface baits that even the pros won't leave behind.

Arbogast Jointed Jitterbug

The Fred Arbogast Jointed Jitterbug has been often called "most action-packed topwater lure available". The Arbogast company produces some of the best baits available to professional and amateur anglers and the Jitterbug is no exception. The splash on the surface of the water created by the jointed tail will attract large fish from afar and not just bass either. Musky and pike have been caught on this lure just as often I'm sure. Read the latest Fred Arbogast Jointed Jitterbug Review.

Heddon Crazy Crawler

The Heddon Crazy Crawler is another oft-used lure by professional anglers. The Heddon name attached to the lure should tell you something right off the bat. Heddon is been around a long time and boasts some of the top used lures to date.

The Crazy Crawler is a great lure to use for even beginner topwater anglers. No special technique is required, it has crazy action without any extra effort on your part. You can just cast and retrieve. Try going slow and then speed up if you don't see strikes. After the cast, wait until the rings are gone before retrieving. Upon landing is often when the strike will occur. Read the latest Heddon Crazy Crawler Review.

Heddon Zara Spook

The Heddon Zara Spook produces a side-to-side action that bass and pike can't resist. It can be used even when the water is a bit choppy or if there is rain disturbing the surface of the water, because of the great action created.

For even more action to attract the big game fish, anglers often look to the "wounded" variety of the Zara Spook. The Wounded Zara Spook comes equipped with propellers on the front and back ends creating a ruckus on the surface of the water. It mimics prey that has been injured, and in the wild predators sniff out the weak and attack with a vengeance. Read the latest Heddon Zara Spook Review.

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