How Magnum Plastic Worms Actually Look Underwater! Underwater Footage And Rigging Tricks!

Come underwater to watch how 5 different BIG plastic worms react on the bottom! Summer Bass Fishing is prime time to fish the big plastic worm. Today we're looking at a giant senko - style stick bait, several straight tail worms, and two giant curly tail worms. Have you been rigging and fishing your plastic worms correctly? We're about to find out!

Whether you prefer a Carolina Rig, a Texas Rig, a Shaky Head, or even an oversized wacky rig, the plastic worm has a place in every serious bass angler's summertime arsenal. The purpose of today's video is to see how these 5 popular plastic worms compare to one another. We all have our favorite baits but you may be surprised to find that your worm of choice moves completely differently than you expect. By going underwater we discover new baits, new retrieves, and even new rigging methods.

Its amazing how much you learn in a few short minutes below the surface! Today we found out that we'd been rigging curly tail worms incorrectly our entire lives. Who knew that turning the worm 90 degrees would completely change the presentation? Amazing! Below is a breakdown of the worms we used, the heads, rods and reel recommendations, and more.

The Baits...

Magnum Baits 10" Stick Bait (Black/Blue):

Strike King 10" Bull Worm (Junebug):

Xcite Baits Maximus Trick Worm (Red Bug):

Zoom Magnum Ol' Monster 12" Worm (Junebug):

Zoom Ol' Monster 10" Worm (Not shown in vid):

Berkeley 12" Power Worm (Black):

Berkeley 10" Power Worm (Not shown in vid):

The Rigs...

Shakey - Strike King Tour Grade Mag Jig Head (1/2-3/4 oz with 7/0 hook):

Wacky- Frenzy Baits Wack-A-Sack Jig Head (3/8 oz with 4/0 hook):

Texas Rig- Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 7/0:

- Weight- Vike Tungsten 1/2 oz:

- Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg X:

Tim's Preferred Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'7" Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 25 lb Sunline FC-100:

Mid-Range Combo...

Rod- Curado 7'6" Heavy:

Reel- Curado DC HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro:

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- SLX 7'5" Heavy:

Reel- SLX 150 HG:

Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin:

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Summer Worm Fishing - Tricks To Catch Bigger Bass

Summer has arrived and its time to throw the plastic worm! So many anglers overlook the dog days of Summer but you can catch more bass in one day in the heat than you can any other day of the year! By understanding how, where, and when to switch to a worm, you'll be setting yourself up for success all Summer long.

When Tim picks up the worm he targets deeper rock. There are plenty of bass to be found in the grass but those fish are often catchable on reaction baits. When you focus on rock, you'll discover a whole new class of fish that often won't eat anything else.

In this video Tim gives some great tips for budget anglers and seasoned pros, alike. Regarding sensitivity - Purchase the most sensitive rod that your budget will allow! Sensitivity is EVERYTHING when fishing a worm. If budget is a concern, two additional tips are to purchase a longer rod so you can visibly see deflection instead of relying solely on sensitivity to detect a bite. Also, spooling up with braided line (and leader) will increase your sensitivity drastically compared to fishing with fluorocarbon.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Tim discussed in the video. We've separated out his favorite worms by style, given color recommendations, and included the rods he recommends from ultra-sensitive to budget-friendly.

Straight Tail Worms...

-NetBait T-Mac:

-Zoom Trick Worm:

-Reaction Innovations Flirt:

-Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler:

-Roboworm 7" Straight Tail:

-Strike King Fat Baby Finesse:

Curly Tail Worms...

-Zoom Dead Ringer:

-Zoom Ol' Monster:

-Power Worm 10":

-Power Worm 12":


Shaky- Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey:

Ned- Swagger Tackle Flanders Head (2/0):

Texas Rig- Gamakatsu EWG Wide Gap Superline 5/0 Hook:

Dropshot- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0:

Favorite Colors...

Stained Water- Junebug, black/blue

Clear Water- Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, Shad

Ultra-Sensitive Shaky Head Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR:

Reel- Aldebaran MGL 50:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb:

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Shaky Head Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7' 2" Medium:

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG:

Line- 20 lb Power Pro:

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Top 5 Ways To Fish BIG Worms This Summer

Fishing BIG worms is one of the best parts of Summer bass fishing! There are so many different worms and so many ways to rig them, its difficult to know which way is best. Today's video covers the 5 most effective ways to fish big worms and includes lure recommendations to some of our favorites!

When the water gets warm its time to slow down and dredge bottom for the truly GIANT BASS. Tim loves slinging monster soft plastic worms this time of year. Depending on conditions he can be found Carolina Rigging a big curly tail worm, Wacky Rigging a giant stick bait, or shaking a big straight tail worm. How do you know which one to throw? Tim is here to explain the advantages of each.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, hooks, and equipment for fishing big worms. Tim even included some color recommendations for his favorite worms.

Shakeyhead and Drop shot Worms...

-Uptons UC Worm 10” and 13": (Margarita Red Flk, SoCal Magic)

-Strike King Bullworm 10": (Junebug, Moon Juice, Green Pumpkin)

-Mann's Jelly Worm: (Tequila Green, June Bug, grape)

Shaky Heads...

-Strike King Tour Grade Mag Jig Head 5/0 and 7/0:

-Dirty Jigs Magnum Stand Up Jig Head 5/0:

Texas Rig / Carolina Rig Worms...

-Berkley Power Worms 10 and 12": (Blue Fleck, Fire/Ice)

-Zoom Ol' Monster Worms 10.5": (Plum, June Bug)

Texas Terminal...

-Tungsten Vader Bullet Weight:

-6th sense Peg X Stoppers:

-Large Owner Centering Pins:

-Owner TwistLock Open Gap Centering Pin Hook - 6/0:

Wacky Rig Worms...

-Magnum Baits 10" Soft stick bait: (Black Blue)

-Hags Tornado 8": (Midnight Blue, Junebug)

Wacky Jighead...

- Frenzy Baits Wack-A-Sack Wacky Jig 5/16 - 4/0:

Big Worm Combo...

Rod- Gloomis GLX 894 JWR:

Reel- Shimano Bantam HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 16 lb FC100:

Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'5" Heavy:

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG:

Line- 20 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon:

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Plastic Worms Underwater - Which Ones Look The Best? Underwater Footage!

We're headed back underwater to look at the most popular worms on the market! We've paired 8 worms up with a shakey head and a medium action rod to see which baits perform the best underwater. If you've wondered which worm you should try or why one works better than another, this video will answer a lot of your questions!

The combination of a shaky head and a plastic worm is deadly through the Summer months. The technique is incredibly versatile with retrieves varying from a slow drag to an aggressive snapping motion. The key to shaky head fishing is finding a worm that the bass are responding to. This video will help you understand the subtle differences in action so the next time you need to fine tune a bite or save a bite that's gone cold, you'll know which worm to turn to.

We love capturing underwater footage despite the inherent difficulties. We hope you enjoyed the footage as much as we did! Below is a breakdown of the tackle and equipment used in the video.

Shaky Head...

Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Shakey Head (3/16oz) -

The Worms (With color recommendation)...

Zoom Trick Worm (California 420) -

Daiwa Yamamoto Neko Straight ( Baby Bass) -

Roboworm Fat Straight Tail Worm (MM III) -

Strike King KVD Fat Baby Finesse Worm (Moon Juice)-

Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm (Violator) -

Keitech Easy Shaker Worm (Electric Shad) -

Yamamoto Senko 5" ( Green Pumpkin Blk Flk) -

NetBait T-Mac 6.5 (Texas Craw) -

Shakey Head Combo...

Shimano Expride A Spinning Rod 7' Medium -

Shimano Stradic Ci4+ Spinning Reel -

Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12lb -

Sunline Super FC Sniper Fluorocarbon 8lb -

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