Swimming Worms

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, shaky head jig or Florida rig are probably the best ways to rig these worms.

Best Techniques

Slow & Steady

A slow and steady retrieve will allow a good swimming worm to do most of the work for you.  Most of the time, all you have to do is get this bait in the right place and wind it in with a slow and steady retrieve to get your bites.

Jerk & Fall Retrieve

The jerk & fall retrieve works great with swimming worms.  Just make sure you are using a heavy enough weight so the paddle tail will have the correct action while swimming down through the water column.

Best Rigs for Swimming Worms

Florida / Texas Rig

The Texas rig can be very effective with a swimming worm.

Longer Shank Jigheads

The longer shank jigheads are perfect for swimming a swimming worm for smallies.

Swimbait Hook

Swimbait hooks are designed for swimming baits and swimming worms look great on a swimbait hook too.