Bass Fishing with a Roboworm

roboworm bass fishing

The Roboworm is becoming one of my favorite baits. It is so versatile, and you can fish it in a variety of ways. Plus, it comes in so many different colors there is always one that will work. Here are three of my favorite ways of bass fishing with a roboworm to help get you Kraken Bass!


Bass Fishing with a Roboworm

The roboworm is a great bait to use anytime of year for bass fishing. There are so many different ways to fish them to catch bass. Here are my three favorite ways to rig one up. Plus,  some tips on how and when I like to use each of these roboworm tactics to get “Kraken” bass!

1.  Roboworm on a Shaky Head:

This is a simple and great way to fish the roboworm. I like to use a shaky head in the early spring when the bite is tough. Slowly crawling it along the bottom can get you a lot of strikes. Shaky heads are easy to put together. You can buy the wieghted hooks prepackaged ready to go. All you need to do is attach the worm to the shaky head. (For more info on fishing a shaky head check out my post on it: Shaky Head Bass Fishing)

My favorite roboworm colors for shaky head fishing are the natural colors like bold bluegill, new ayu, and prism craw. I like the 6″ Roboworm Fat Straight Tail for fishing a shaky head. I’ll usually use the 1/4 oz shaky head hook. I feel like it is light enough for a finesse presentation, and heavy enough to get it down to the bottom in front of the bass. The shaky head is a great way to use a roboworm to get some strikes.

roboworm bass fishing

 2. Roboworm on a Carolina Rig:

Bass fishing with a Roboworm on a Carolina Rig is another awesome way to “Krak” some bass.  This is my favorite way to use a roboworm when the fish are a little deeper and holding tight to structure. I’ve had good success throwing it along deep brush piles annywhere from 10 – 20 feet deep. (If you are unsure on how to get set up using a carolina rig, here is my blog post about it to get you started: Carolina Rig.)

Some of my favorite roboworm colors for fishing carolilna rigs are Prizm Shad, New Ayu, and Aarons Morning Dawn. On a carolina rig you can get away with fishing big and small roboworms, but I primarily use the 6″ fat straight tail worm. My favorite set up for carolina rigging a roboworm is a 3/8 oz tungsten weight with a 1/0 gamakatsu offset hook. Smaller lighter hooks help keep the bait floating off the bottom a little better. I’ll also use a green monofiliament 8 – 10 pound test line for leader from the weight to the hook to try to float the bait a little more. Texas rig your favorite roboworm on the the 1/0 hook, and prepare to get your line stretched. (The picture above is a bass hooked on a carolina rigged roboworm, it’s a great set up to get kids catching bass)


roboworm drop shot bass


3. Roboworm on a Drop Shot:

Roboworms are great drop shot baits. My favorite time to throw a roboworm on a drop shot is in the summer months. It seems to produce really well this time of year. The drop shot can get your bait down deeper, but it also helps your bait suspend off the bottom above grass or other structure the bass are relating to. Here is how I like to fish a roboworm on a drop shot. (If you haven’t used a drop shot check out my post about it: Drop Shot Bass Fishing)

I like to hook a roboworm on a drop shot three different ways to give the worm a little different action. One of the ways I like to hook the roboworm on a drop shot is with a 1/0 Gamakatsu Drop Shot Hook straight through the nose. This makes the bait glide really nicely on a drop shot. Another way I like to hook up the roboworm on a drop shot is to take the same drop shot hook, and place it in the middle sack of the worm in the traditional “wacky” style. This method gives the bait a cool erratic presentation. The other way I hook  roboworms on a drop shot is wtih a 1/0 Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook , and then I texas rig the roboworm onto the hook. This set up helps the bait go through cover a little better if your fishing some gnarly structure.

I would love to hear about what you do when bass fishing with a roboworm in the comments below. Hope this can help you keep “Kraken” Bass!!

As Always,

Stay Stoked!


Gear Used:

Here are some of my affiliate links to where you can pick up some of my favorite roboworms, and the tackle I like to use for fishing with them.

Spinning Rod & Reel Set up:
Abu Garcia Spinning Reel
Shimano Convergence 7’2″ Medium Heavy Spinning Worm Rod
6-Pound Test Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Spiderwire Stealth Braid 300-Yard Spool Moss Green 15lbs.

Baitcasting Rod & Reel Set up:
Spiderwire Stealth Braid 300-Yard Spool Moss Gree 30lbs.
Sufix Invisiline Casting Flourocarbon 100-Yards Spool Size Fishing Line (Clear, 10-Pound)
Shimano Sellus Medium Heavy Worm and Jig Cast Rod 7’2″
Quantum Fishing Smoke 9 Bearing Baitcast Reel 7:3:1 ratio

Terminal Tackle:
Drop Shot Weight 1/4 oz.     
Gamakatsu Drop Shot Hook-Pack Of 25 (Black, 2)
Eco Pro Tungsten 3/8 -Ounce Worm Weight
1/0 Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook
Owner Ultrahead Shaky Type Hook (Brown, Size 4/0, 1/4Oz)

Roboworm Straight Worm – 4.5

Roboworm Straight Worm – 7

Roboworm FAT Straight Worm – 4.5

Roboworm FAT Straight Worm – 6

Roboworm FX Series Straight Tail Worms

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      1. At least back in California where I come from haha. I’ve been in Utah for a few years now. I fish Mantua and Pineview a lot. There’s not a lot of bass fishermen out here, so thank you for posting your tips. Gives me some new ideas to look into.

        1. Cool. Thanks for the support. I looked for black grape in the tackle shop, but couldn’t find any. I’ll have to pick some up online. I’ve yet to get out to pineview. It’s on my hit list for sure.

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