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3 Bass Fishing Rigs You Need To Know! ** UNDERWATER LURE FOOTAGE! **

Whether you’re brand new to fishing or a seasoned pro, this time of year you need to know 3 basic techniques. The Wacky Rig ( Senko ), The Shaky Head Worm, and the Texas Rig Creature Bait are must haves! Today we’re looking at how to rig (and fish) each method, as well as watching underwater footage of how the different rigs move underwater.

This video is back to the basics! We get so caught up in the details of fishing that sometimes we forget to cover the basics. No matter how often you fish, these 3 rigs should be in every angler’s Spring time arsenal. From shallow cover, to grass, to offshore structure, these rigs get big when others don’t.

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits and colors we use for each rig, along with details on hooks, weights. We’ve also included our favorite affordable rods and reels for fishing these techniques effectively. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each.

•Yamamoto 5” Senko:
Colors: Electric Shad, Green Pumpkin Black Flake

•Yum 5” Dinger:
Colors: Green Pumpkin, Elders Magic

Weedless Wacky– Hayabusa WRM201:
Size: 1/0

Standard Wacky– Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap:
Size: 1/0

Wacky Band– VMC Crossover Ring:
Size: 5” Senko – 7MM, 6” Senko – 8MM

Texas Rig– Owner Offset Shank Worm:
Size: 4/0

•Netbait T Mac Worm:
Colors: Black Grape, Junebug, Bama Bug

•MissileBaits 6” Magic Worm:
Colors: Missile Morning, Junebug Dream

•Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey:
Size: 3/16 oz

•Owner Shakey UltraHead:
Size: 3/16 oz

•MissileBaits D Stroyer:
Colors: Super Bug, Copper Chopper

•MissileBaits Baby D Stroyer:
Colors: Super Bug, Green Pumpkin

•Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:
Colors: Dirty Wizard, Magic Craw Swirl

•Xzone Adrenaline Craw:
Colors: Tilapia, Green Pumpkin Blue

Hook– Owner All Purpose Soft Bait:
Size: 4/0
Weight– Freedom Tackle Tungsten:
Size: 3/8 oz
Weight Peg– VMC Sinker Stops:

Rod– Shimano Intenza 7’ Medium:
Reel– Shimano Miravel 2500:
Line– Sunline Super FC 8 lb:

Rod– St. Croix Bass X 7’1” Medium Heavy:
Reel– Shimano Miravel 2500:
Line– Sunline Super FC 10 lb:

Rod– Shimano SLX A 7’2” Medium Heavy:
Reel– Shimano SLX XT (HG):
Line– Power Pro Braid (40 lb):
Leader– Sufix Advance Mono (17 lb):

We have a variety of custom lure designs and apparel available! Everything from Swimbaits and crankbaits, to hats and hoodies! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

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Trolling Motor– Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics– Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors– Minn Kota Talons:
Camera– GoPro Hero 9:


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Favorite life jacket:
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  1. Excellent. Love the techniques and teachings. Thanks for sharing. I have enjoyed success with the Texas rig Berkeley Powerbait blue fleck worm over the years. Will be adding these new ones.

  2. No mention of Dry Creek double dipped tubes? Goby if you have signal or Clearwater craws and watermelon slice if you have red swamp?

    No mention of Jackall Flick Shakes body hooked 2/3 of the way down with a speck of nail weight in the nose on an owner light mosquito?

    No Zooms the fluke in smoke'n shad or baby bass on a Gammy Size 1 EWG with assorted ss at the nose or weightless?

    C'mon guys! Get with the program!

  3. Tacticalbassin has been on my TV or phone 95% of the time I've been on YouTube the last 2-3 months. I just started fishing again this yr when I got a kayak after almost 10yrs and realized I'm a horrible fisherman 😂. I was always pulling huge pond bass figured I was good but now realize they'd hit anything. These vids help me figure out how to actually use what I'm buying.

  4. I NEED HELP! It's been HOT, sunny (NOT A CLOUD), and slick calm. My water is still in the Prespawn range, upper 50's, maybe still under 60°F. I'm getting skunked other than a few small buck bass on wacky rigged stickbaits. Weeds are barely starting, there is some shallow slimey green algae. What would you throw???

  5. Definitely nailed the basics here – one of the best things about fishing is that you can use these 3 techniques and always have a good chance of success…. or you can add in more advanced techniques like skipping a jig and push the sport even further. It's cool that there's accessibility on the beginner side and room to move up to higher skill levels.

  6. I have a question for any of you experienced bass fishermen. How long, typically, does it take someone new to the sport to get to the point where they can actually catch bass fairly regularly? I just started bass fishing in September of this last year, so I guess I've been at it 6 to 7 months. I HAVE caught a few, but I'd say probably 4 out of every 5 trips out I get totally skunked. Just wondering if this is typical for newbies or if I'm just REALLY bad at it? I'm getting more than a little discouraged, so I was just curious if this is typical or am I just wasting my time?

  7. Another awesome video Tim 👍🏻 almost like a back to basics. Maybe you and Matt can do a series of videos, call it Back to Basics, for the new anglers coming into the sport. I can’t get enough TacticalBassin content 👍🏻🔥🔥🔥

  8. Suggestion for future video. I'm a power fishing guy. Last year, I started dabbling in finesse presentations. I feel like I "overwork" them sometimes. Could you guys put together a video where you show underwater footage of how you work certain presentations and baits?

    Drop shot, especially. Anyway, thanks for all the great info you guys dish out.

  9. The Tactical boys always put out the best videos with a ton of information, you have an awesome line of your own lures, and I love watching your videos when they come out. Keep up the awesomeness.

  10. I like to throw a "ned shot". I tie a drop shot worm on (wacky rigged Senkos work well) with a ned rig instead of a drop shot weight. It doubles my chances of catching one as it allows me to fish the bottom and slightly off the bottom. ✌🏾

  11. Another great video with lots of good info. I have searched and watched videos from a lot of other sites. In my humble opinion this is the best site for bass fishing.

  12. Hey Tim: Thanks for revealing VMC ring size (7mm) needed for 5" SENKO. I never knew what diameter to buy. Meanwhile I use heat shrink on the middle of my 5" SENKO.

  13. Love my Shaky heads pretty much from Spring to fall up here in the True North as well as my home Province made X Zone plastics here in Ontario Canada. They are the real deal baby! Since it is so hard to find Missile baits up here at an affordable price my favourite Shakyhesd worm is the X Zone MB Fat Finesse Worm. Comes in a great selection of colours and with all X Zone plastics the tails and the claws float! Tim and Matt hopefully you have tried all of the X Zone plastics as they are awesome guys! Great video as always.

  14. As a California basser that has watched your channel for many years, I really appreciate the honest and useful content you guys "crank" out every week. You don't bait for online hits by using secret gimmicks and colors or trash talking, and that is why I always come back to your channel. Matt and Tim must be very proud of what they have built.

  15. Throwin some appreciation for the extent informatively that the Tactical team goes to to bring us all the knowledge and open our eyes to all the different and endless possible combinations and subtle facts that might go unnoticed to the average angler like myself. Thank you Tim and and thank you Matt =)

  16. Another great video Tim. What do you see as the pros/cons of using the Owner Twistlock line of worm hooks for Senkos? I've been using both the light wire and heavy wire versions depending on the situation.

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