The Texas Rig is one of the most popular fishing lures in the industry. Despite its simplicity, the Texas Rig is known for producing a consistent bass bite no matter where you are fishing. However, many anglers aren’t utilizing the Texas rig as optimally as they could be. With the Texas Rig fishing tips provided below, we believe that you’ll be far more likely to catch a bass next time you hit the water!
Texas Rig Tip #1: Rig it right!
One of the most common mistakes we see anglers make when fishing the Texas Rig is not rigging it properly. While constructing your Texas Rig, it is crucial to line the bait up parallel to the hook. Lining the soft plastic up will give it a much more natural look in the water, and on top of that, you will be much less likely to snag structure because the hook is hardly sticking out of the plastic. We have seen countless anglers have a crooked rig because they are in a rush to get a line out, but this costs anglers far more bites than they might think. Take your time and set up your Texas Rig just right–it may just help you keep your lines tight!
Texas Rig Tip #2: Match the Hatch
It’s no secret that most bass fishing soft plastics are supposed to mimic some type of bait in your waters. Because of this, you must research what type of bait or forage is in your body of water and get plastics to match your Texas Rig. The most common error we see anglers make is throwing a bait that isn’t even in the water they are fishing. Sure, this works in certain instances. For the most part though, matching the hatch is the best bet for any angler looking to catch big bass on the Texas Rig. If you aren’t able to find out what type of bait is in your body of water, we advise throwing a fluke to mimic a small fish of any kind.
Texas Rig Tip #3: Our Little Secret
Typically the Texas Rig consists of a standard wide gap hook and a bullet weight if needed, but we have an untold secret that could take your Texas Rig bite to the next level. Our team has had a ton of success tossing the Texas Rig on a VMC screw lock hook. The VMC screw lock hook is often used for swimbaits, but the screw lock on the hook allows for perfect rigging every time and makes losing your bait much less likely. In addition, the screw lock hook also has a built-in weight, which provides a unique action on the fall. It may seem unorthodox, but trust us when we say that this modified Texas Rig is a dynamite lure no matter what season you are in!
Whether you are a beginner or veteran bass angler, the Texas Rig is one of the best ways to catch bass regardless of where you are fishing. Simplicity is often the best way to get bites, so next time you hit the water, give the Texas Rig a toss!