When different bass lures fail, the go-to fallback bait is the shaky-head worm, and has been for years. The retrieve includes transferring the jig alongside the underside by twitching the rod on a semislack line, which makes the worm—you guessed it—shake. It’s sluggish however efficient. The traditional rig is solely a finesse worm rigged weedless on a ballhead jig, however these new jig designs make the rig even higher.
Jig: Warlock Head
Specs: This distinctive jig contains a extensive, rounded backside that skips nicely and stands the worm up each time it touches down. The face of the Warlock Head is concave, which makes the jig and the finesse worm look extra like a single unit.
Shaky Specialty: Tie on the Warlock when it’s essential fish a shaky-head worm in submerged brush.
Jig: Aaron Martens Shaky Head
Specs: Molded to a three/zero Gamakatsu hook is an odd-looking head that rocks forwards and backwards on the underside. The hook eye is partially recessed within the jig’s head so the knot stays centered for higher hooksets.
Shaky Specialty: This jig is very good while you’re fishing over a reasonably clear backside the place the jig can rise up and shake its booty.
Jig: Squirrel Head
Specs: The flat backside on the jig’s soccer head ensures that the worm stands up and works its magic. A brief, stainless cable worm keeper extends alongside the hook’s shank the place it could possibly’t intervene with the hookset.
Shaky Specialty: The Squirrel Head walks over rocks with out snagging and skips properly beneath docks and different cowl.