The Ned rig is one of the best rigs for catching good numbers of smallmouth bass. It’s a finesse-style rig, so plan on catching a lot of smaller bass with some big fish mixed in. On trophy lakes though, this rig will put plenty of big smallmouth bass in the boat. On lakes with lots of smaller bass, you’re going to catch a bunch of them. Just use a jighead to rig the smaller piece of wacky worms (2.5 to 3 inch works best) and work this bait slowly along the rocky bottoms or over suspended bass and hang on.