Ringworms



Ring worms are one of the better action baits you can use for largemouth bass.  Whether you drop shot them or swim them, they are an excellent bait.  Because most ring worms are smaller finesse-style baits, don’t expect to catch a bunch of big bass on these baits.  They are more of an action bait.  If more manufacturers would make larger ring worms, they could easily become a big largemouth bass bait, but at this time, it’s definitely an action bait.


Popular Techniques


Hop Them Along the Bottom

A ringworm looks great worked along the bottom on a jighead or drop shot rig.  Work it along slowly and wait for your bites.


Swim Them

A slow swimming motion drives bass crazy when they are active and looking for a meal.  Use a bait fish colored worm and you will get a lot more bites with the swimming technique.


Twitch Them

The twitching technique is a technique you can use with a shaky head jig or a drop shot rig.  It works better with a drop shot rig, however, the shaky head jigs look good too.  Basically, you’re trying to give the bait action without moving it much out of its original spot.  By doing this, you’re creating action while keeping your bait in a good spot to draw more strikes from largemouth bass.


See Them Under Water


Bass Jig


Bladed Swim Jigs


Carolina Rig


Drop Shot Rig

The drop shot rig is one of the better ways to work a ring worm, especially if the ring worms float.  The action is great with a lift and fall retrieve and you can also swim them slowly with this rig too.


Jighead

Jigheads are one of the best ways to fish ring worms.  Cast them out and either swim them in with a slow and steady retrieve or hop them along the bottom.

Jighead (Longer Shank)


Scrounger Jighead

Scrounger jigheads work well with ring worms.  With the scrounger, you can bring the worm in with a slower retrieve which helps you work these baits in shallower water without getting hung up on the bottom.


Spinnerbaits


Standup Jighead


Underspins

You can fish ring worms on many of the underspins that are on the market.  Some underspins are a little big, but many of them work great.  Cast them out and wind them in with a slow and steady retrieve.


How To Rig Ringworms


Bass Jig


Carolina Rig


Jighead


Jighead (Longer Shank)


Nose Hook


Standup Jighead


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