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How To Texas Rig A Plastic Bait The Right Way | Bass Fishing

How To Texas Rig A Plastic Bait The Right Way | Bass Fishing

Hey folks. Glenn May here with,
and I want to show you how to Texas Rig a plastic bait. I know there’s a lot of videos
out there and they take you through it really fast, so I’m going to slow it down a little
bit for you, and show you a couple little nuances that make it so it’s a lot easier
to learn, and a lot easier to do. You’ll be a lot more successful with it. First thing you want to do is take your hook
and line it up with the bait. And if you notice, when I do this, look at the eye. It’s buried
in the bait. That’s important, because when you take your Texas Rig, your sinker, you
want it to sit flush against the bait itself. So you want that eye buried inside the base.
So line it up, take a look. Now look where that hook is supposed to go.
Down here, it’s right below that appendage. That’s important. Make note of that. First thing you want to do, see how long the
shank is? Look how it is relative to the eye. So it’s a little bit longer than this part
of the hook. The front end is a little bit shorter than the long. Sometimes you can just
bury the hook all the way up to the angle right there, and then start turning, but because
this is shorter you want to go about two thirds of the way in. So, here we just go dead center, right in
the middle, go in about two thirds of the way, about that far, and then turn. Just like
that. And then as you bring it out, you want to turn the hook around right about here,
and let’s bury that eye right in. Just like so. Okay, let’s line it up again, see where we’re
at. Yup. Right about where that appendage is. Right about below that. So that’s a good
place to keep in mind. Now look at the angle that it goes in. It’s
almost straight up and down, perpendicular. So you really, you’ve got to bend this bait
almost straight up like that, and bring the hook point right into it, straight in. Just
like that. There we go. Just like that. Now you got it sticking out like that, so
what you want to do is you want to push the bait up forward just a little bit, and skin
hook that point right back in the bait. So do it just like so. There. Now it’s nice and
flush. You’re not going to get any weeds or anything. I’m bringing my finger right across.
You can see. It’s not going to get hooked up. Nice and straight. That’s how you do it. Takes a little bit of practice, but once you’re
done, you’ve done it a few times, it’s really easy. That’s how you Texas Rig a bait. For more tips like that, visit

88 comments on “How To Texas Rig A Plastic Bait The Right Way | Bass Fishing

  1. I this technique for decades except that I did not "skin hook" the hook barb; that way came along later and it works great. Some think it improves hookup ratio.

  2. Just started bass fishing about a month ago and I've had the most success with a Texas Rigged worms/flukes.  Thanks for the video.

  3. I use shaky head, wacky worm, and drop shot a lot. I rarely get on a boat so drop shot is my least used rig. When I do use it I. Find somewhere at least 3 foot higher that the water level (bolders, fall downs, or just washed out areas of the banks, docks.) Wacky worming is for hydrilla mats, chunk rock, shaky head is my go to. I haven't used Texas rig in a while, might have to dust off the bullet weights.

  4. One of my favorite ways to rig up almost any plastic bait. Also an informative video, gonna try going in just 2/3 next time

  5. If you are going to make an instructional video, why show 1/4 of what Texas rigging is? Show a few different types of sinkers, a weighted hook, glass beads, different plastic baits, and how they are all arranged on the line along with a proper knot. When I was a child and I didn't do my chores properly or completely, my Dad would tell me I did the job half-assed. Complete the job brah…

  6. This was really helpful. I've been fishing since I was a kid but never used this style of rigging before. I especially like the idea of running the hook completely through the bait and skin hooking it. I tried it a different way today and got nothing but frustration and lost fish. Thank you for creating a good video and going slow enough to follow. I'm going to try your method tomorrow.

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