Using Nightcrawlers for Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Nightcrawlers are a very common live bait to use for smallmouth bass.  Anglers will typically use hooks in the #2 and #4 sizes when they are using nightcrawlers for smallmouth bass.  Whether you are fishing for bass in the shallows, near cover or in deep water, the nightcrawler will consistently put smallmouth bass in the boat.  Many anglers prefer to use a half nightcrawler when fishing for smallmouth bass.  Whether it is because their mouths are smaller than largemouth bass or they just prefer a smaller worm, many fishing guides swear by half nightcrawlers.  Some fishing guides also think the wacky style rig gets many more bites as well when fishing for smallmouth bass.  Whatever rig you choose to use, it’s tough to beat a live nightcrawler as bait for smallmouth bass.line-3

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Full Nightcrawler

Bobber – Hooked in Head of Worm

Bobber – Wacky Style

Drop Shot Rig – Head of Worm

Drop Shot Rig – Wacky Style

Jighead – Head of Worm

Jighead – Wacky Style

Half Nightcrawler


Bobber – Wacky Style

Drop Shot Rig

Drop Shot Rig – Wacky Style


Jighead – Wacky Style

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