When to Peg A Texas Rig (the Best Advice) | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey, folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com,
and welcome to another edition of “Hank Parker’sFishing Tips”. This week’s question, Hank, it comes from
Lindsey Smith from San Antonio, Texas, andshe wants to know what determines when you
peg a Texas Rig plastic at the hook, abovethe hook, or when do you let it just slide
free. Hank: Lindsey, that is an absolute fabulous
question. I peg my sinker at the hook when I’m flipping
heavy cover because I don’t want my plasticworm or my creature bait, whatever it is that
I’m flipping, I don’t want it to stick uphere, and my lead slide down the line and
bump that bass in the nose. I want that lead to keep. . . or that tungsten,
whichever weight I’m using, I want that tostay with my bait, and take the bait to the
fish and not bump him in the nose. So if I’m fishing heavy cover, I prefer to
peg that lead. If I’m pitching or flipping, I wanna peg that
lead. The reason I don’t peg that lead all the time
is, I miss more fish with a lead peg thanI do with it sliding free. So that is the reason that I don’t peg all
the time. Some people tell me, “I peg all the time,
I don’t miss fish,” but I’ve found, personally,I miss more fish with a pegged lead than I
do sliding free. Now, if I peg that lead up above my hook,
I call that a split shot rig. Some people call that a Carolina rig, and
it is a form of both. So if I want my weight, my worm, to float
free from the bottom of my creature bait ormy lizard, or whatever I may be fishing, then
I will peg that weight. And I usually don’t peg it. I usually tie a swivel on to stop my lead
because I like the freedom. If a fish hits it and your lead’s attached,
he feels that. If you drop your line, he still feels it. But if you get a bite with a Carolina rig
with a lead that slides free and a swivelto stop it, you can let him take it and he
doesn’t feel that lead. He just pulls that line. So that is the methods that I use, and I think
that you’ll find that when you fish that heavycover, a pegged leg. . . lead – pegged lead,
not a peg-leg, that’s a pirate, keep thatin mind – a pegged lead will work more effective
in heavy cover, and a free lead will get youmore hook-ups on a percentage basis in more
open water. Glenn: Lindsey, thanks for the question. For more tips and tricks, visit hankparker. com. And if you wanna get notified of when we post
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