Swimming Worms are becoming more popular with some of the newer types of swim worms to emerge on the market. These worms work great on a variety of rigs, but the weighted swimbait hook is probably the best way to rig these worms. You can fish them slow or fast and have a lot of success targeting smallmouth bass, however, a slow and steady retrieve along a rocky bottom is an easy way to put a bunch of smallmouth bass in the boat.
Best Rigs for Swimming Worms
Swimbait hooks are the preferred way to rig most swimbaits and swimming worms for most anglers. Swimbait hooks work great to give these worms a realistic swimming action.
Shaky Head Jig
Most anglers wouldn’t consider using shaky head jigs with a swimming worm, but they work great. The action is good whether you swim the bait or hop it along the bottom. Make sure you go heavy enough with the weight so the worm has a good swimming action.
Underspins are great for swimming baits and swimming worms look great on an underspin. Make sure you go heavy enough with the weight so the worm has a good swimming action.
A simple long shank jighead works great for swimming worms. Fish them with a steady swimming retrieve and you should be able to catch some smallmouth bass with this setup.