How To Fish BIG Plastic Worms | Rigging Tricks For Summer Bass Fishing


Do you like fishing worms for Summer bass? Do you want to catch bigger bass? Its time to try BIG worms! Fishing a big worm is easy and can usually be done with gear you already own. In today’s video Tim covers his favorite baits, favorite hooks and rigging options, and explains when and where to throw each style. If you’re ready to target bigger bass, its time to give this a try!

Big worms come in all shapes and sizes. They can be Texas-rigged, Carolina-rigged, Wacky rigged, or thrown on a big shaky head. There is a time for a straight tail worm and a time for a curly tail worm. Color is a whole different topic by itself! The whole thing can seem overwhelming when you’re looking down a wall of soft plastics in the tackle shop! Today Tim is going to make it much simpler.

Below you’ll find links to our favorite worms from all the different brands. We’ve included color recommendations for each worm and favorite rigging options as well. The links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. We’ve also included links to our favorite rod/reel combos at different budgets for throwing these bigger worms.

Our Favorite “Standard” Worm…
-NetBait T-Mac 6.5″ Worm:
Colors- Bama Bug, Green Pumpkin, Kentucky Special
Rigging-Canterbury Shaky Head 3/16 oz:

Favorite “Larger” Straight Tail Worms…
-Zoom Magnum Trick Worm:
Colors- Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Watermelon Red
-Strike King 8″ Bull Worm:
Colors- TW Green Pumpkin, Bama Bug, JuneBug
-Big Bite Baits 8″ Finesse Worm:
Colors- Blue Fleck, Plum Apple, Watermelon Red
Rigging- Dirty Jigs Magnum Stand Up Head 1/4 oz:

Favorite BIG Straight Tails…
-Yum Mighty Worm:
Colors- Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Blue Fleck
-Strike King 10″ Bull Worm:
Colors- Black Blue Swirl, Green Pumpkin Candy, Tequila Sunrise

Favorite BIG Wacky Worms…
Magnum Baits 10″ Soft Stick Bait:
Colors- Black Blue, Green Pumpkin, Delta Dark Purple
Rigging- Frenzy Wack-A-Sack Wacky Hook:

Favorite BIG Curly Tails…
-Zoom Ol Monster 10.5″:
Colors: Black Red Flake, Candy Bug, Watermelon Red
-Zoom Ol Monster 12.5″:
Colors: Blue Fleck, Green Pumpkin
-Big Bite Baits B2 10″:
Colors: Green Pumpkin Junebug, Junebug, Watermelon Red

Magnum Shaky Heads…
-Hog Farmer Magnum Shaky Head:
-Dirty Jigs Magnum Horseshoe Head:
-Owner Magnum Shaky Football Head:

Texas Rigging Components…
Weight- 3/4 oz Swagger Vader Tungsten Worm Weight:
Hook- 11/0 Owner Oversize Worm:
Hook- 7/0 Owner Jungle Wide Gap:
Peg- 6th Sense Peg X:

High-End Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Xtasy 7’5″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL 150 B:
Line- Sunline FX2 60 lb:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono:

Our Favorite Big Worm Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 7’7″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono:

Budget Big Worm Combo…
Shimano Intenza 7’4″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 DC HG:
Line- Power Pro 50 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Hot Foot Throttle Control:
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security:

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero8 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Frabill Net:
Lure Retriever:

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