Texas Rig Tips and Simple Tricks To Catch More Fish!

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Learn the basics or try our advanced methods to get better hookup ratio, a better presentation, and fine tune your patterns, its all in this jam-packed video. The Texas Rig is the most universal rig in bass fishing so of course there are tricks to make it more effective! Whether you’re fishing a drop shot, punching heavy cover, or somewhere in the middle, these tips will help you catch more bass.

Matt uses a very simplified method of Texas rigging. He goes out of his way to stick with a wide gap hook for nearly all applications, only venturing between standard wire and superline (2x strong) wire. This allows his presentations to remain very consistent and saves a lot of baits.

Tim prefers a more adaptive method, favoring different hook styles for different baits and presentations. The advantages are an increased hookup ratio and more fine-tuned method. Both bass fishing styles have merit so be sure to listen closely and decide which method will benefit you the most.

Finesse Hooks…
Straight Shank – Owner Cover Shot:
Straight Shank- Trokar Light Wire:
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu Offset EWG Black:
Offset- Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook:

Heavy Cover Hooks…
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu EWG Superline:
Straight Shank- River2Sea New Jack Flippin Hook:
Straight Shank- Owner 4X Jungle Flippin Hook:

Texas Rig Weights, Pegs, and stops…
Strike King Tungsten Weights (No Insert):
River2Sea Tungsten Weights (With Liner):
Vike Tungsten Flippin Weight (Less Expensive):
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers:
Vike Smart Pegs (Budget):

Texas-Rig Worms We Recommend (Finesse to power)…
Strike King Half Shell:
Roboworm 6″ Fat Worm:
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm:
Zoom Trick Worm:
Yamamoto Senko:
Reaction Innovations Machete:

Creatures and Craws We Recommend (Finesse to Power)…
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver:
Strike King Baby Menace:
Zoom Baby Brush Hog:
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:
Keitech Crazy Flapper:

High-End Texas Rig Setup…
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 843C:
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL XG:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper:

All-Around Texas Rig Setup…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’2″ Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Texas Rig Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7′ Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:
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Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Minn Kota Battery Charger:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Wireless Talon Foot Switch:

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ElectroSamson Scale:
Promar Net:
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