The Texas Rig is very popular among largemouth bass anglers. This rig is great for fishing a soft plastic worm or a variety of other soft plastic baits in and around many different types of cover, in deeper water and in the shallows if you go with a lighter weight.
Peg Your Weight or Use a Florida Rig
To prevent your weight from moving up the line, either peg the weight or use a weight that connects to the worm. The corkscrew weight that connects to the worm is known as a Florida rig when you attach it to the bait.
Best Baits on a Texas / Florida Rig
Big worms are probably the best baits for the Texas rig.
Curly tail worms from 7 inches on up work great on a Texas rig setup. You can use the smaller worms too, but there are better rigs for those worms.
Paddle tail worms work well on a Texas rig too.
Creature baits come in many different sizes and once you get to the 5 inch range and up, many of these baits will look great on a Texas rig.
Lizards look great on a Texas rig too.