Plastic worms probably catch more bass than all other baits put together. Reason enough to use plastic worms for catching bass. Moreover they are simple to use. They are used by beginner and pro alike. Do not let the multitude of choices available today discourage you from using them.
If you are a beginner and want to learn how to fish plastic worms purchase four different colored worms sized 6-7 ½ inches and some 1/0 worm hooks. Get two dark colors and two light colors. These will cover most water conditions.
Rig your tackle with a Carolina rig and go fishing. Cast and retrieve until you get the feel of the worm moving through the water. Vary your retrieval speeds until you get a strike. Slow is better. Not getting any hits change colors. It is that simple to begin but as you gain experience you will want to learn much more about what works best in your waters.
Here are some of the questions you will need to answer as you become more proficient at catching bass.
· Where are the bass staging
· What color worm is best
· What size worm is best
· What size hook to use with each size worm
· What rig works best. The Carolina, Texas, Floating or one of the many others
· What size line to use
· How long should the leader be
· What kind of sinker to use
· How heavy should the sinker be
Some of the best anglers I know only carry three or four different worms with them and don’t vary their rigging much but they have fished those waters for a long time and have learned what works best for them. You can learn too and catch some fish while you are it. If you use plastic worms for catching bass you will rarely be disappointed.