Bass fishing is one of the most popular freshwater sports here in Southeast Georgia. Many fishermen compete in Bass fishing tournaments and fish recreationally. The best technique for bass is called the “The Wacky Rig”. Many big bass fall prey to this naturally presented lure. We are going to discuss how to fish the Wacky Rig.
The Wacky Rig style of fishing allows you to catch bass that feed or bass that are stuck on the bottom. It is a very effective method all year round, in cold or warm water.
Your tackle should be light and simple. A bass fishing setup is a short shank wide gap hook, Senko style bait, and o-ring.
The size of the hook will depend on the size of the worm. A Gamakatsu Black Octopus Hook is one of the best wacky rig hooks on the market.
Tackle You Need
Kayak anglers first need to fish very light. Six pounds to 10-pound line is ideal. Use a medium spinning, 6-6 rod, and a leader.
How to Tie or Put on the Wacky Rig
Let’s look at how to tie or put on the Wacky Rig. You simply tie your hook onto your leader line using your knot of choice. You will want to choose your desired color Senko style plastic worm. Take the o-ring and using a wacky tool, roll the o-ring onto your Senko.
It will look very unusual after this and you will wonder how you will ever catch bass using this rig. I guarantee you, this works! With this rig, the worm presents naturally. The bass hit this Wacky Rig very hard!
The Wacky RIg during the spawn is clearly a way to catch bedding bass as well.