Neko Rig Tips for Shallow Bass | Spring Sight Fishing

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We caught up with pro bass angler Rob Jordan for a lesson on sight fishing spring bass using Neko-rigged stickbaits. The period just around the spawn is marked by shallow bass engaged in a range of activities; some are chasing bluegills, others fry guarding on beds, and the majority of bass often just cruising around.

Jordan finds success by pitching around light Neko-rigged stickbaits. The presentation is natural and stealthy to avoid spooking and can be fished slowly on the bottom or suspended up in the water column. He shares his favorite Z-Man plastic and how to lock nail weights and hooks in place with ElaZtech (TPE) plastics. Try this straightforward system the next time you’re faced with spawn and post-spawn conditions.

Check out our Neko Rig Tips Channel for more content on this highly effective finesse technique.