Fishing The Texas Rig

MEXICO BASS FISHING

Remember, the Texas rig is a "triggering " tool, so look for tight cover areas where largemouth bass may be hiding or lying in ambush position. Typical areas might be pockets in lily pads, next to stumps or brush piles, or near the bottom along prominent weedbeds. Cast the rig out or flip it into tight cover areas and let it flutter 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 on the bottom for a few seconds and begin a slow, up and down, swimming retrieve. Moving the rod tip from a 7 o'clock position to a 12 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.

Always experiment with your retrieve to discover the most successful pattern for the day. Try "hopping" your retrieve with short, subtle movements, inching the rig along the bottom. This causes the worm to appear as injured prey and will possibly trigger fish. Try changing colors and location. The point is, the Texas rig is a super set-up for coaxing fish from cover, so even if fishing is slow, patience and persistence will pay off

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