Fishing The Carolina Rig

MEXICO BASS FISHING

Remember the Carolina rig is a "searching" tool, so look for cover areas where largemouth bass may be lying or cruising, Typical areas may be expansive weedbeds, grassy flats, underwater rock piles, etc. Cast the rig out and let it settle to the bottom. Keep an eye on your line, because bass often strike on the drop. If you see a twitch, reel up the slack and set the hook! If not let the rig rest for a few seconds and begin a slow, dragging retrieve. Moving the rod tip from a 9 o'clock position to an 11 o'clock position and back again will give you good underwater action. Let the rig rest for a few seconds and repeat the motion all the way back. 

Try "ripping" your retrieve with an aggressive, erratic motion. This causes the worm to lunge wildly forward and the sinker to crash through the cover and into the bottom, kicking up a real ruckus and possibly triggering the fish. Try changing the colors, depth, location. The point is, the Carolina rig is a super set-up for locating active fish, so make the most of its assets and cover lots of water.

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