The Wacky Rig is a very popular rig for using soft plastic worms and live nightcrawlers. Bass anglers can entice more strikes by hooking their favorite plastic worm or live worm in the middle. When retrieving the worm with a lift and fall retrieve, the action is much different than when you hook the worm in the front. The wacky rig provides excellent action to the worm and entices consistent strikes from a variety of bass.
Wacky worms are one of the most popular baits to use with the wacky rig. Fish them weightless or use weedless finesse jig and you’ll catch lots of bass.
You can also use the wacky rig with nightcrawlers and leeches. By hooking the bait in the middle, you do get a much better action.
Drop Shot Rig Wacky Style
If you like to use a drop shot rig, try hooking your baits wacky style as well. The action is very good when you rig a wacky worm, finesse worm or lively nightcrawler wacky style on a drop shot rig.