Big soft plastic worms work great for targeting bigger largemouth bass. In some lakes, you may not get very many bites with the 10″ and 12″ worms, but the bites you do get will be quality bites. If you are fishing lakes that have big bass potential, you may want to try using a bigger worm, especially during the summer time.
Use a Big Hook
The biggest mistake most anglers use when fishing with a big worm is that they don’t upsize to a large enough hook. Go bigger and you’ll have a better chance at hooking up with that big bass that eats your worm.
Upsize Your Tackle
You may catch a 5, 6 or 7 pounder and on some lakes, it may even be bigger so make sure you are using heavy enough tackle. For most situations, you’re going to want 20 pound test line as the minimum and a heavy action rod and reel to match.
Fish Them Slow
You may catch some nice fish by fishing fast, however, you’re going to have a lot more success by fishing these big worms very slow around all types of cover.
Big Worms Catch Big Largemouth Bass
Big bass love big baits and big worms are one of the best baits to use for big bass. You will still catch some smaller bass, but you will get a lot more big bites with the 10″ to 12″ worms.
When It Gets Hot, Throw a Big Worm
Bass love feeding on big 10 to 12 inch soft plastic worms when the water heats up. They are one of the best baits for fishing in the summer for largemouth bass.
Best Rigs for Big Soft Plastic Worms
Florida Rig / Texas Rig
The Texas rig or Florida rig is an awesome way to fish big soft plastic worms. Fish it around all types of cover and you’ll have a chance to catch some big bass.
Shaky Head Jig
If you use the shaky head jig with these big soft plastic worms, don’t think of it as a shaky type technique. Just fish it the same way you would fish a Texas rig and you’ll do well.
The swimbait hook gives these big worms a nice gliding action down through the water column. It’s a nice way to get a reaction strike from a big bass.
The weightless rig can be effective too for throwing these big plastic worms. Fish it with a quick twitch then a long pause and expect the bites to come on the pause.