Slide a worm weight onto your line and tie on the worm fishing hook of your choice. Insert the barb into the nose of your worm, lizard, creature or craw and push it about a 1/2 inch into the bait, then exit the body. Slide the body over the eye of the hook, turn the hook 180 degrees, and re-insert the point. Push it all the way through, then back it off so that the hook point lies just beneath the surface of your bait. This rig is weedless, and the hook is poised to penetrate.
Best Conditions to use a Texas Rig
Anytime you need a weedless, natural-looking bait worked slowly. You can allow the worm weight to slide freely to hold onto a light bite, peg it for better control in heavy cover, or fish the rig weightless.
Where Can a Texas Rig be Fished?
A Texas rig can be fished successfully through the thickest cover you can imagine — bulrushes, lily pads, grass, brush and timber. It performs best in shallow to moderate depths.
Suggested Fishing Tackle
Bass Pro Shops Baits
Bass Pro Shops Hooks
- XPS Offset Round Bend (2/0 or 3/0)
- XPS Straight Shank Round Bend (2/0 or 3/0)
- XPS SuperLock (2/0 or 3/0)
Bass Pro Shops Weights
Bass Pro Shops Accessories
Bass Pro Shops Line (10- to 17-pound test)
- XPS Signature Series Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
- XPS Signature Series Monofilament Fishing Line
- Excel Monofilament Line
Rods (6- to 7-foot Medium-Heavy or Heavy Baitcast Rod)
- Johnny Morris Signature Series II Trigger Rod
- XPS Extreme Trigger Rods
- Bass Pro Shops Bionic Blade XPS Trigger Rods
Reels (Baitcast Reel)