Rigging a Senko
worm Texas-style is
one of the simplest
ways to fish flooded
cover. This is where
“casting around the
weeds” really comes
into play though. With the frogs, you
could almost toss
them right in and work them slowly enough to get attention.
Worms require a bit more stealth, so you’ll want to work the
areas around the weed beds and lead the bass to you.
This is the one
type of lure that
isn’t always expected, but
Rapala Skitter Pop
I’ve had a lot of
luck with poppers and chuggers. Take a small Rapala Skitter
and toss it right near the dense cover. Work it erratically to
entice the bass. They’ll think they’ve found an injured baitfish
and will likely take the opportunity to get an easy meal.
EXTRA ATTRACTION: One thing that can make a big difference in your presentation is scent. Consider some Berkley Bass Attractant or Gulp! Alive Minnow Spray. Spray the lures and wait a little bit to let them dry. The oily nature of these sprays also helps the lures coast through the weeds without taking them all with it. Bass sight isn’t as great when the cover is heavy and the water is murky, so a strong scent could be the little detail that gets a strike.
Bright colors will work better
in dense cover,
especially when it’s
warm out. If you’re
fishing during the
dog days of summer,
you’ll want to go with
something in the neon
realm and maybe use a red marker on the tail to mimic an injured fish. It’ll not only help them see the bait better but they’ll be more enticed. •
Gulp Alive Attractant
Berkley PowerBait Bass Attractant