Fishing Tips

How to Rig and Fish a Floating Worm

Most anglers like simple, and more often than not, the bass do to. The floating worm consists of a straight-tailed worm Texas rigged on a 2/0 - 4/0 offset hook, and usually a small barrel swivel a foot or two up the mainline. This unweighted rig is cast out and worked back at a speed appropriate for the conditions. Fish faster in warm water along the edges of expansive grass flats, or slow down around isolated cover like emerging grass clumps. Elite Series pro Mike McClelland walks us through his setup and discusses how he fishes the rig in different conditions. Tie it up, cast it out, twitch it in, CATCH BASS.