Bass fisherman have many “favorite” lures. They change from season to season and year to year, but this lure really is towards the top of my list. The Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm is my go-to worm for fishing ponds and busy lakes. It is almost too easy to use and catch fish on. In fact, I caught a bass today on this lure. I love having a pond in the backyard!
There are many different ways to rig this worm, but I stick to three main techniques. I use this worm Texas rigged, on a shakey head, and wacky style.
I like to use this worm Texas rigged when fishing near vegetation and stumps. This style of fishing allows you to fish any structure in the water without getting snagged. I use a 1/0 or 2/0 Owner Twistlock light worm hook.
I will use this worm is on a shakey head or football head too. This technique is great for fishing deep water. The worm will stand almost straight up on this style of jig head. I like to use a 1/8 ounce or 1/4 ounce shakey head most of the time.
Wacky style is the technique I prefer most of the time. I like to use a small wide gap hook through the middle of the worm and let it fall very slowly. This style works very well when you know there is no structure to get hung up on. The exposed hook allows for easy fish hook ups, but also allows the lure to get snagged easily. One trick I like to use is put a very small split shot weight about 8 inches above the hook. This allows the worm to fall just slightly faster.
The Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm is also injected with coffee scent and salt. The bass seem to like coffee as much as my wife does.