When Tim picks up the worm he targets deeper rock. There are plenty of bass to be found in the grass but those fish are often catchable on reaction baits. When you focus on rock, you’ll discover a whole new class of fish that often won’t eat anything else.

In this video Tim gives some great tips for budget anglers and seasoned pros, alike. Regarding sensitivity – Purchase the most sensitive rod that your budget will allow! Sensitivity is EVERYTHING when fishing a worm. If budget is a concern, two additional tips are to purchase a longer rod so you can visibly see deflection instead of relying solely on sensitivity to detect a bite. Also, spooling up with braided line (and leader) will increase your sensitivity drastically compared to fishing with fluorocarbon.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Tim discussed in the video. We’ve separated out his favorite worms by style, given color recommendations, and included the rods he recommends from ultra-sensitive to budget-friendly.

Straight Tail Worms…

-NetBait T-Mac: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9

-Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

-Reaction Innovations Flirt: http://bit.ly/2CMB33J

-Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2eMxvXR

-Roboworm 7″ Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

-Strike King Fat Baby Finesse: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y

Curly Tail Worms…

-Zoom Dead Ringer: http://bit.ly/2cRrLVR

-Zoom Ol’ Monster: http://bit.ly/2adPtjs

-Power Worm 10″: http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-Power Worm 12″: http://bit.ly/2Xj2IHm


Shaky- Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Ned- Swagger Tackle Flanders Head (2/0): http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

Texas Rig- Gamakatsu EWG Wide Gap Superline 5/0 Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Dropshot- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Favorite Colors…

Stained Water- Junebug, black/blue

Clear Water- Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, Shad

Ultra-Sensitive Shaky Head Combo…

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Reel- Aldebaran MGL 50: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget-Friendly Shaky Head Combo…

Rod- Shimano SLX 7′ 2″ Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 20 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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