Neko Rig

The Neko Rig is an exciting way to fish a variety of baits, especially those baits that were meant to be fished wacky style.  With this rig, you can fish your baits completely different from the other popular soft plastic fishing rigs.

Best Baits on a Neko Rig for Largemouth Bass

Wacky Worms

Wacky worms work great on a neko rig.  Just hop them along the bottom with a slight jerk and pause retrieve and you’ll catch bass.

Finesse Worms

Finesse worms may be more difficult to get a nail in because of their small diameter, however, their action is very good on a neko rig.

Longer Creature Baits

A longer creature bait can very super effective on a neko rig.  Just hop it along the bottom to give the bass a much different look.


Lizards look good fished on a neko rig.  It’s a nice way to mix it up and give the bass something different to look at.  Just hop these baits slowly along the bottom and you’ll get bit.

Paddle Tail Worms

The action on paddle tail worms is very good on a neko rig.  Use more of a jerk and pause retrieve kind of like how you would work in a jerkbait.  Most of your bites will come on the pause.

Crayfish Baits

Some crayfish baits look good on a neko rig.  The longer baits tend to look better.  Just crawl it along the bottom slowly and mix it some pauses.


A 4 to 5 inch minnow bait looks good on a neko rig.  It’s just another way to imitate a wounded bait fish to catch some of those finicky bass.

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