Now this by no means is any kind of secret the worm has been used for fishing for who knows how long. But with an array of plastics lining the shelves of your favorite tackle outlet fishing with a live worm looks to be a lost art. There is a reason for all sorts of sprays and goop out to put on these plastic / rubber creatures and the reason is they always get spit out. Now put yourself in the fishes fins, you see a nice big fat worm you slowly creep up on it and start to slurp it down only to notice that the texture is not quite right and it has some kind of funny taste … Yuk out it goes. Yes a lot of Bass are caught on these plastics but how many do you think are not caught?
As a bass gets older and wiser so does its keen sense of smell. Did you know a mature Bass can smell 1000 times better than your hunting dog !!!! Research has shown that for every bass that will grab your fake worm 20 will just swim by. This is a little stat that the tackle manufacture does not want you to know. So armed with this new knowledge knowledge why not give a real worm a shot? Well what the disadvantage is that the real worm is harder to keep on the hook, it takes a little bit of change in the way it's fished. First you just can not drag it through all kinds of thick vegetation, second is placement of your cast must be more accurate or you will be spending more time putting worms on your hook than fishing with them. The live worm must be casted and allowed to fall and sit and sit and … sit. Retrieving of your worm must be slow and even slower than that. Also when you feel a pick up let him gulp it down, BASS DO NOT SPIT OUT REAL WORMS.
You must take an ample supply with you but here is a big advantage. After you purchase your worms and give them a nice comfy home not only will they grow to about 6 inches long they will double in numbers every 3 months. Before you know it you will have a lifetime supply and probably be able to sell them. So do not forget about the Super Red Worms on your next fishing trip and oh they will catch just about anything that swims.
Source by Michael Kenney