Hi fishing world! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about how to Texas rig soft plastic baits:
This is a great rig for bass fishing and there are some key things to note when rigging your soft plastics. The key thing is to make sure your bait is sitting completely straight on the hook, this will allow it to rest correctly on the bottom when you are fishing.
Presentation wise this is a usually a slow presentation where you drop the bait in front of the face of a bass by flipping/pitching into thick structure areas. The Texas rig will allow you to get your bait down through the layers of structure easier, as it is a slim setup with a bullet style sinker guiding your baits directly to the fish below.
You will always want to back your bait up and this means is once the first part of the hook is through the bait and all lined up you need to put the barb of the hook into a lower area of the bait to prevent it from stretching it too tightly. Not easy to explain in words but I describe this in detail throughout the video.
Practice rigging your baits so you can do it easily, quickly and most importantly correctly each and every time, this way when the fish are biting and your soft plastic is all chewed up and needs to be changed, you can do so very quickly instead of missing out on fish.
I hope you found this vlog helpful!
The AMFisH guy…