Introduction: Fishing With Worms 101/ Bass Fishing 101

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In this instructable I will teach You techniques for bass fishing in freshwater
(My biggest bass is an 8 pounder
Here a video...

Step 1: My Tackle Bag

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My Tackle bag (and yours too now) consists of
1-25lb scale-$5
Trilene 14lb test line-$5
7 packages of various ZOOM Finesse worms-$35 (you only need 1) $5 each
watermelon red
June bug red
June bug
red bug shad
red bug (the color the big one was caught off of) FAVORITE
Measuring tape-$5
3/8 oz. egg sinkers$2
needle nose pliers-$5
size 1/0 or 2/0 lazer sharp hooks with offset-$4
toenail clippers for cutting line

Step 2: Techniques

I'll be teaching you 2 techniques
Texas Rig
And Drop Shot (What I caught My Bass Off Of)

Step 3: Texas Rig

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Texas Rig

Step 4: Drop-shot

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Drop Shot
Tying it
Fishing it
cast it out as far as you can,
tighten the line,
and reel in slowly while you bounce the end of your rod up and down.

Step 5: Good Luck

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I hope you have luck with these rigs I have shown you.


lilchumy (author)2014-09-10

Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.

Survivorkidjr (author)2014-08-17

Where are you fishing at ( pond, river...) in what state too?

Kayak Kid (author)2014-03-03

I'm not sure if you've ever tried it, but drop shoting during the spawn is very effective. If you take a 6" zoom lizard, and drop that sucker right on the bed they will inhale it and spit it out, but since your weight is on the bottom you can bring it back through again and again. This will aggravate them enought to bite and boom, you've got 'em

iloveknex345 (author)2011-03-16

nice i use an open cast rod, 60 pound low visibility green braid, and a whole 11 set of floating assorted plastic frogs it works almost all the time i have caught so many bass and they are pretty big, if you want to go catch loads of bass just hop on your boat and drive to a heavily weeded area nice tutorial dude

An Villain (author)2010-04-10

Trilene XT, XL, Maxx, Big Game, Flourocarbon, or TransOptic?

nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-24

seaguar invisX or eigther of the lake fork parallelium lines.

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-24

Niether of those are trilene, and I use Trilene XT 14 Lb. for big fish (and I mean BIG fish) or Fireline 8/10 Lb.

nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-25

thats the thing though about trilene, for every ok batch of trilene, there are 4 bad batches. for me, when i fish im putting money on the line and can't take that risk, which is why even though im sponsored by berkely and am given all that stuff for free, i still use the higher end products.

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-26

Yes, That is why I normally use Fireline, but the batch of Trilene 14 I have works great.

nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-27

alright well whatever floats your boat

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-27


An Villain (author)2010-04-10

the other way to use a drop shot is to tie a 3 way swivel to your line, then clip the excess off, then add more line coming off the one parallell to it, and then tie the weight (it is called a weight when you use a drop shot,) onto the last one so it points down, and use lighter line on the weight section than on the rod to swivel and swivel to lure section so it will be easier to break off if need be so you will not lose a lure or the entire assembly.

nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-20

the only reason that rig was created is because it is illegal in Michigan to have a weight behind the hook on the same line.

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-22

Yes, but I am sure there is a much higher amount of people on this site who do not live in michigan than those that do.

nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-24

exactly so they can just use a normal dropshot, and tie one knot that you know wont slip because its continuos. or be like you and tie 2 more unnecesarry knots and worry about your knot slipping when you get a fish.

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-24


nirvanalover (author)An Villain2010-07-25

yeah so tie a normal dropshot

An Villain (author)nirvanalover2010-07-26


jaghead 96 (author)2008-08-06

Not to put your way down, but I believe you're supposed to use a bullet sinker.

nirvanalover (author)jaghead 962010-07-24

not really, it depends on the bottom, egg sinkers dont get hung up in rocks as much as bullet sinkers. the only thing he needs to do is peg the weight. you should only not peg it when useing a carolina rig so that the fish can pick up the lure and run with it without feeling the weight, and thats when you use a bead, to protect the knot from the sinker.

An Villain (author)jaghead 962010-04-10

that only applies if you add a bead, this works just fine, but it woud help if he rigged the worm to make the hook weedless, not just used a weedless hook.

reese08_93 (author)jaghead 962008-08-06

trust me I know what your supposed to use but all i had on hand was egg sinkers to make the instructable. but on the pic it says wrong weight, sorry...

he's right but who cares

nirvanalover (author)2010-07-20

no those are pieces of junk, yum tried to introduce the money hog and dancing eel a long time ago, nobody bought them so they stopped making them, stick with a dark spro frog like the all black or the marine.

hguvg (author)nirvanalover2010-07-23

thank you i was just about to buy some

nirvanalover (author)hguvg2010-07-24

no problem

nirvanalover (author)2010-07-20

yeah there are rings you can use

yoda-iz-my-idol (author)2009-12-31

damn that is a big fish

zuneman (author)2009-08-17

i been bass fishing a while and thats a dang nice fish. I chought one 8-10lbs bout a mounth ago

reese08_93 (author)zuneman2009-08-18


voemaster (author)2009-05-27

i go fishing with my grandpa alot. do you suggest i use a certain rig?

reese08_93 (author)voemaster2009-05-30

yes, the texas rig usually works best for me

covey12 (author)2009-04-13

yea this is how ive always done, although with a bullet wight i dont think that matters though, it definitely helps not getting all that nasty gunk on the lure like with a carolina rig

reese08_93 (author)covey122009-04-13

ya texas rig is weedless

nirvanalover (author)2009-03-06

um just to let you know you are supposed to use a mosquito hook. the hook your demonstrating with can work but special hooks like the gamakatsu dropshot/split shot hook will increase the action and hookup rates when you fish

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-07

ya thats true but arent they pricey?

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-07

yeah a little running at about $8 but if you use braid and dont get bit by fish with teeth they wont come off. the eye is welded shut so it cant slip. but if you are worried about price there are zoom horny toads and stanley ribits that work well to.

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-07

thanks for the info, im about to fish a tournament so ill have to try it out

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-07

o sweet where do you live?

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-08

lake conroe

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-08

thats a resivour in texas right

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-08

man made lake north of houston

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-09

if you tell me what cover your fishing i could help you with some baits and ill try to remember to keep the price down

reese08_93 (author)reese08_932009-03-08

but the link should work so check the video

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-07

hey, check the video that i added on step 1. idk if i already had it but w/e. man, it was the most amazing experience ever lol

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-07

i dont see a video

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-08

i put a link the vid wouldnt work

nirvanalover (author)reese08_932009-03-07

o woops you were talking about the hooks. no there not. they use less metal and are crazy sharp

nirvanalover (author)2009-03-06

i would also add wacky riging

reese08_93 (author)nirvanalover2009-03-07

ya my friend uses that, but I've never tried

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