Pegging a Texas Rig

The mild temps we've been having here in Michigan have definitely got me thinking Spring already. So even though it's winter we are going to mix it up with a simple tip for open water bass fishing. Texas rigging soft plastics are one of the most common ways we catch bass here in Michigan. One of the key components of that is the weight which, may or may not, slide up and down the line. We call it "pegging" the sinker when you want the weight to stay close to the bait and immobile. Punching through matted vegetation or even heavy sub surface weeds often call for a pegged sinker. You can use rubber pegging strips or even a toothpick in a pinch, but my favorite way to peg is to use a simple bobber stop. They are cheap and don't affect the appearance of the rig. Simply thread the line through wire on the bobber stop, slide the sinker on, tie the hook on, and slide the bobber stop down the line. It's that simple. Now you're ready to get in the thick weeds where the big ones live.

Also if you are looking for a great Michigan made soft plastic for Texas rigging, check out the Nemesis Baits Bullet Craw (pictured). I've caught a ton of fish, and won a bunch of money, on this bait!

Jeff Elliott - RnS Pro Staff