Despite an onslaught of newer finesse bass tactics, the shaky head remains a standard go-to anytime you need bites. Justin Atkins shares a pile of tips on when and how to fish a shaky head worm combo, and specifically around docks and pea gravel banks during the prespawn months.
The shaky head isn’t built for speed so Justin uses it anytime he’s targeting bass on specific spots such as docks, which provide both cover and shade. He explains how to skip the bait to get it deep underneath overhead cover and his preferred rod, reel and line combo for presenting the bait naturally while still having plenty of power to fight fish.
Fishing Gear Used:
- Berkley PowerBait Bottom Hopper Worm
- Buckeye Lures Spot Remover Pro Model
- Abu Garcia Fantasista Premier 7-foot Medium Spinning Rod
- Abu Garcia REVO Premier Spinning Reel
- Berkley X5 8-pound Braided Line
- Berkley Trilene 100% 8-pound Fluorocarbon line
- Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor
- Lure Lock Large 3 Cavity Tackle Box
- Costa Del Mar Reefton Sunglasses