I’ve become a huge fan of the wacky rig. It’s a simple technique that produces bass. I’ve experimented with a few different baits using this popular rigging method, and I’ve narrowed it down to the three best. Here are my 3 best baits for wacky rigging. They will for sure help you “Krak” some bass this season.
Best Baits for Wacky Rigging
There a variety of ways to fish a wacky rig, and plus there are a lot of different baits to use on it. The wacky rig is just simply putting a finesse hook right through the middle of the bait. Some wacky rig hooks have a weight on them, others have weed guards, and some have both. Also, wacky rigging your bait on a drop shot rig is popular, and I’ve also seen it done on a Carolina rig. Regardless of how you are wacky rigging your baits, here are 3 awesome baits I’ve found produce on a wacky rig.
1. Yamamoto Senko:
The Yamamoto Senko is the best for wacky rigging. What I like about this bait is how the wacky rig really brings out a subtle wobble as it falls. Plus, this bait is a little heavier than other light worms, so you can cast it farther. The best size is either the 4″ or 5″ baits. This bait excels on a weightless hook. The light subtle fall on a weightless hook, is deadly on getting those bass to bite.
2. Jackall Flick Shake Worm:
The Jackall Flick Shake Worm is another incredible bait for wacky rigging. All you have to do is breath on this worm, and it wriggles with incredible action. My favorite wacky rig set ups for fishing with this bait is a 1/8 oz wacky rig hook, but also wacky rigging this bait on a drop shot is lethal. A great size for this bait is the 5.8 inch. It works great and provides a lot of action. Good colors to have in your tackle box are green pumpkin pepper, and watermelon pepper.
Wacky rigging a Roboworm on a drop shot rig can’t be beat. Also, throwing it weightless can trigger a lot of strikes. This worm comes in so many colors, shapes, and sizes you always are going to find one to match the situation you are fishing. A great style of roboworm for the wacky rig is the fat straight tail worms. The 6 inch size is perfect for drop shotting or throwing weightless. My personal favorite colors are Aarons Morning Dawn, Aarons Magic, B-hite Delight, and Aaron’ Pro Shad. You won’t go wrong with any of these.
I hope this helps give you some ideas, of some great baits to use on a wacky rig. I’ve had success with all of them. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to keep up with posts on great baits for different techniques. Also, leave a comment about your favorite wacky rig bait. I’d love to know some other baits you have found successful.