Texas Rig / Florida Rig

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 Soft Plastic Worms

Big worms are probably the best baits for the Texas rig.

Curly Tail Worms

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

Paddle tail worms work well on a Texas rig too.

Creature Baits

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.