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Updated: 03/14/2014 08:06:17AM

Ways of the worm

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By Greg Bartz

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You should stop to consider just how that plastic worm may look as you work that bait along the bottom. Are you making it look realistic? Do you know what a worm looks like in the water? You might think this is crazy, but believe it or not, I actually think about things like this.

Crank baits, spinner baits, or any moving bait for that matter, all have some action built into it. At times, you can get away with chucking it out there and reeling it back in and catching some fine bass. But a plastic worm isn’t simply a cast and reel type of bait. It takes some ingenuity on the angler’s part to give that bait some sort of realistic action. There are a few things that I’ve done to refine what I think works best for me in enticing bass to bite that plastic worm as I retrieve it back to the boat.

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