Fishing a plastic worm or other soft-plastic bait remains the most popular way to catch bass among anglers. There are 5 basic rigs for bass fishing soft plastic rigs that every angler should know to give them the best chance to catch bass in various scenarios.
Easily the most popular of all bass fishing soft plastic rigs, the Texas rig protects the hook point inside of the plastic so it can be fished through cover without fouling. Similar to the Texas rig, the hook is protected in the plastic. However, the weight is set apart from the lure with a leader and a swivel and often a bead to protect the knot. It gives the bait more freedom of movement when dragged along the bottom over large areas.
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