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3 Texas Rig Tips For Spring Bass Fishing

March 16, 2020 28 No Comments


The “Texas Rig” is the most adaptable rig in bass fishing. Every bass angler has used it at some point but there is still a ton you may not know! Did you know you can completely change HOW a bass eats the bait by adjusting your weighting? Did you know minor color changes can make all the difference? We’ll cover that and so much more in today’s in-depth look at Spring Texas Rig fishing with creature baits. 

In today’s video we really focus in on our confidence baits. With hundreds and hundreds of baits on the market its hard to know where to put your time. Our favorites range across a variety of brands and have been chosen over time for their consistent catch rates. If you’ve got a favorite of your own, feel free to tell us about it in the comments. Today we’re covering more than just the baits though, we’re talking how to adapt the hooks, weights, and overall rigs to completely change how the fish approach them. 

Below is a breakdown of all the gear we used or discussed in today’s video. We’ve included color recommendations for all our favorite baits as well as some of our favorite rod and reel combos for Texas Rigs. As Spring approaches, bass fishing is heating up across the country. Don’t be left behind, put the texas rig to work for you and adapt with the changing conditions. 

The baits…

-Yamamoto Senko (5″ and 6″):

(Green Pumpkin Black Flake, Green Pump Watermelon Laminate)

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

(Magic Craw Swirl, Flora/Bama, Green Pumpkin Blue)

-Big Bite Baits Flying Squirrel:

(Tilapia, Tilapia Magic)

-Zoom Baby Brush Hog:

(Green Pumpkin Blue, Tilapia Magic)

-Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:

(Flora/Bama, Tramp Stamp, Magic Craw Swirl)

-Missile Baits D Stroyer:

(Candy Grass, Super Bug, Copper Chopper)

-Keitech Crazy Flapper 4.4″:

(Green Pumpkin Fire, Okeechobee Craw)

Hooks and Terminal… 

-Owner Jungle Wide Gap Hook 3/0:

-Gamakatsu EWG Wide Gap Hook 4/0:

-Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook 4/0:

-Swagger Tungsten “Vader” Worm Weights (1/8-1/2 oz):

-Bobber Stops – Peg X:

Favorite Weightless Texas Rig Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 7′ MH MBR:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid 50 lb:

Leader- Sunline FC100 Shock Leader:

Favorite All-Around Texas Rig Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Curado DC HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid:

Leader- Sunline FC100 Shock Leader:

Budget Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’2″ Medium Heavy:

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 XT HG:

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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