Wacky Worms

Wacky worms may be the most popular types of worms to fish weightless.  The wacky style rig has swept the country and bass anglers can’t get enough of this technique.  You can use some different rigs when fishing wacky worms, but these worms were made to be fished weightless.

Best Rigs for Wacky Worms

Weightless Rig

The weightless rig is the most popular way to fish these worms.  Fish them with a twitch and pause retrieve and you are going to get a lot of bites as the worm falls through the water column.


Using an O-ring is the easiest way to increase your ratio of fish caught per worm.  One of the negatives of using wacky worms is that the bait comes off the hook very easy when you rig it wacky style.  You can easily land 4 to 5 bass or even more per worm by adding an O-ring.  Without an O-ring, it’s possible to lose a worm per bass, which can get costly.

Finesse Jigs (Weedless)

Weedless finesse jigs are a great way to rig wacky worms as well.  A lot of times, you will catch more largemouth bass with this technique than with a weightless rigged wacky worm because it allows you to get down deeper faster, which gets your bait in front of more bass more quickly.  The slow sink rate is still super effective at getting bites too.

Drop Shot Rig

The drop shot rig is an awesome rig for targeting largemouth bass.  Use it in deeper water to help you get down deeper quicker.  Use a twitch and pause retrieve and you will catch plenty of bass.

More Tips

Skipping Wacky Worms

The skipping technique is an awesome way to get under overhanging trees, around wood and under docks, boat lifts and pontoon boats.

Cast it Out and Do Nothing….Seriously, Let it Fall

When you can find some good cover in 4 to 8 feet of water, these are the perfect spots to cast these baits out and just let them fall.  A lot of times, you are going to get a bite without doing anything beyond the original cast.  No twitching, no winding it in, just waiting and watching the line as the bait sinks to the bottom.

Wacky Worms are Awesome Baits Around Wood

A lot of lures can be difficult to fish around wood without getting hung up.  Wacky worms provide a unique way to fish around the wood that you really can’t imitate with any other baits on the market.  Fish these baits slow with no weight or with a weedless finesse jig and you will have a lot of success with them.