Soft Plastic Baits and How to Rig Them?


Soft plastic worms are the go to bait for a tournament series fisherman. These worms come in a variety of lengths with a variety of tails Each tail is specially designed to give some sort of lively action as you lift it off the bottom of the lake and let it settle back. When fishing with this type of bait there are several different techniques. A plastic worm is a staple in any bass fisherman‘s arsenal.


Creatures may mimic lizards or nothing that swims in the water but may appear like they are alive due to their appendages that give them action. They can be very good baits for flipping sparse cover, sight fishing, working big areas out deep. These odd little lures’ appearance ranges from the quasi-natural to the downright alien.


These soft plastics are frog imitators to be fished over the top of matts or top vegetation. You have to use a heavier line with this soft plastic. The strike from a large-mouth bass may look vicious. This is a top water type of bait. The soft plastic frog is most often used as a surface bait. They have a great gliding action that looks just like a diving frog.

How to rig soft plastic baits

Texas Rig

The Texas Rig is one of the most popular way to fish a plastic worm because of its effectiveness. Texas rigs will give you a higher chance of catching a bass in the vegetation. So, you would throw it more in weedy areas with a slimmer creature bait or senko style stick baits. This type of rig has the weight and the soft plastic next to each other.

Carolina Rig

The Carolina rig is also a very effective and popular rig for bass fishing soft plastics. It is similar to the Texas rig in that the plastic worm or bait is rigged weed-less, but the weight is separated from the lure with a leader and a swivel.

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