How to Fish Finesse Worms for Winter Bass

Wes Logan shares a go-to finesse worm tactic for catching winter bass. While the Ned Rig involves fishing stick baits on a jighead with an exposed hook, Wes often favors rigging worms rigged weedless on a jighead. Doing so allows the lure to fish cleanly across the bottom in productive wintering areas full of cover like brush and rock with minimal snagging.


Logan explains how a jighead works in conjunction with braid and a calibrated rod to help you “read” the bottom to find productive sweet spots. Bass can also have a preference for bottom-oriented forage over suspended, so dragging a finesse worm is always worth the experimentation. 


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