Easy Texas Rig Tricks: Best Worms and Creature Baits

An in-depth look at Texas rig fishing for bass. Tim covers which baits catch the most fish, how to rig the bait, when to peg your weight, and which hooks work best. Whether you're fishing a senko from shore on a small pond, our punching grass on a huge lake, the Texas rig is a great option to catch more bass.

There are 4 key Texas rigging styles that a well-rounded angler should understand how to use. They are Weightless Texas rigging (typically stick baits, flukes, etc...), Texas rig worms (curly tails and speed worms), Texas rigged creature baits (beavers, brush hogs, man bear pigs, etc), and punching heavy cover (heavy tungsten and a creature bait). Mastering all 4 methods will open a lot of doors for you as an angler.

Don't let the broadness of the category scare you away. A simple 3/16 ounce free floating weight, a small hook, and a little worm or creature will catch a ton of bass under nearly any conditions. After you get comfortable with that setup you can begin branching out and trying the other styles. Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits and equipment for the technique.

Weightless Style...

Worm- 6" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

(Green Pumpkin/Blk Flake, Watermelon/Red)

Hook- 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Light Texas Rig Worms...

-7" Berkeley Power Worm: http://bit.ly/2ouqzSU

-Zoom Speed Worm: http://bit.ly/2v2HLlh

-Strike King Cut R Worm: http://bit.ly/2H4KfGQ

-10" PowerWorm: http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-8" Bull Worm: http://bit.ly/2Iqhy3w

Light Texas Rig Creature Baits...

-Zoom Brush hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

-Zoom baby brush hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

-Strike King Game Hog: http://bit.ly/2pfGxir

-Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Terminal For the Light Rig...

Tungsten Weight- Strike King Tour Grade 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

Lead Weight- Eagle Claw 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2tEcZfq

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Hook- 1/0 Offset Owner Worm Hook (7" Berkeley): http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

Hook- 2/0 Offset Gamakatsu Worm Hook (Most worms): http://bit.ly/2d07gvp

Hook- 4/0 EWG Superline (Most creatures): http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Punch Baits...

-Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

-Missile Baits D-Bomb: http://bit.ly/2d2dVlt

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Terminal Tackle for Punching...

Tungsten Weight- River2Sea Trash Bomb (1 oz-1/75 oz): http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Straight Shank Hook- Owner Jungle Flippin (5/0): http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

EWG Hook- Gamakatsu Superline (4/0): http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Favorite All-Around Texas Rig Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Senko Fishing Challenge!

Tim and Matt go head-to-head for 20 minutes! Both are armed with a 5" senko, each rigged differently. May the best rig win! 

The senko is a proven fish catcher that works all over the globe for a variety of species. There are so many different ways to rig it but two methods stand out from the crowd. The first is the wacky rig, in which a small hook is secured in the middle of the bait and allows for maximum action. The second is a larger hook Texas rigged, allowing for the bait to be fished in and around cover. 

The gear used in this video...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 893: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0: http://bit.ly/2x0yBGU
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

There are so many great ways to rig the senko. If you ask a dozen fishermen what the best hook is, you'll get a dozen answers so here are a couple more of our favorites...


Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Owner Mosquito Hook: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace: http://bit.ly/2aJq2AO
Strike King Shim-E Stick: http://bit.ly/2vXqewr
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket: http://bit.ly/2aPmvUl
Jackall Flick Shake Worm: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
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How To Rig A Senko: Unique Tricks From Beginner to Advanced

Why is the Senko so good?! What makes it work EVERYWHERE? Here's what you need to know about rigging for different conditions and applications. 

This bait can be used in virtually every situation a bass fisherman will face. Its phenomenal as a finesse bait with 4 lb test but its just as good on heavy braid and a flippin stick!

Tim's Favorite Ways to Rig a Senko and the gear you'll need is broken down below.

The Original Senko in 4"-7": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

1) Texas Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Gamakatsu EWG 3/0: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Hook for 6" Gamakatsu EWG SUPERLINE 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

2) Wacky Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo

3) Neko Rigging...
Wacky Rig Tool: http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8
Spare O-Rings: http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2
Tungsten Nail Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW
Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

4) Weighted Texas Rig...
Light Flippin: 3/16 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Heavy Punching: 1 1/2 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
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