Lil' Wacky Rigging

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 , , 10 Comments


Played around with a Wacky Rig for an hour today, no monsters, but it was fun. Threw a frog around as well for kicks and had several pop it out of the water but no solid commitments.







10 Comments:

Al
I have never been able to figure out what the bass think this is, it could be an injure shad, but for me I just wasn't ever able to fish this set-up mainly because it seem so unorthodox---give me the Texas Rig any day. thanks for sharing

Atlas said...

Bill, the wacky rig is indeed a bit unorthodox. For the life of me I couldn't tell you what the fish think it is, what I can tell you is it is a very very effective pattern for me. I imagine I have caught 70% of my bass the past three years on a wacky rig,

Joseph Hord said...

I'm glad to see you had some luck! I've always wondered what bass think a wacky rig is, but whatever it is it works!

Atlas said...

It works indeed. I love the subtle take you sometimes get with it as well, keeps you on your toes.

Howard said...

I'm trying to figure out how a fly fishing trout fisherman gets caught up on bass fishing?

Atlas said...

I am a man of many talents what can I say.

Juan said...

That is some great looking bass water! Good job on the bass.

I have never been successful with the wacky rig. Although, I haven't given it much of a try. I think they bite it, because, it's weird. Fish don't have fingers to poke stuff, so, they just hit everything with their face. HAHA

Atlas said...

I think the biggest thing when fishing the wacky rig is a little bit of patience. They will "peck" at it a couple of times before the take. I use a very sensitive rod and wait until the lines starts moving to the side before I set the hook.

My issue is my rod. My spinning rod and bait casting rod are both Med/Hvy and can be used for lures, frogs, jigs, spinnerbaits, and some plastics. Like my comment on your Revo review, I am also doing research on a new baitcasting rod that would give me that sensitive tip to feel whats going on, on the other end of the line. I think I've narrowed it down to a Duckett...now it's just me paying for it. Haha.