You have to admit it. The Hyper Whack’n Worm by Lake Fork Trophy Lures looks a little whacked out. Kind of like something an alien angler might fish with or constructional engineer would design. It’s kind of wacky…I guess it only makes sense that a lure that’s going to be rigged wacky style would be a little wacky. The Hyper Whack’n Worm by Lake Fork Trophy Lures (www.lftlures.com) is a segmented bodied worm with round tails on each end. It’s without doubt one of the most unique designs when it comes to soft plastic worms.
One of the most common ways anglers rig the Hyper Whack’n Worm is wacky style. Wacky rigs are extremely productive when bass move shallow to spawn in the spring. Use a Lake Fork Trophy Lures Wacky Hook and Weight System to rig a Hyper Whack’n Worm following the directions below:
To rig the Wacky Hook and Weight System:
*Hold the wacky worm weight system ring and push one end of the Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Whack’n Worm until it’s in the center of the worm.
*Insert the wacky hook into one of the slots of the wacky worm weight system and push it through the wacky worm while bring the point out the second slot.
*When rigged correctly, the wacky hook will pin the wacky worm in place. This allows the angler to use less wacky worms in one day of fishing.
Location is the key to catching bass on a wacky worm rig. Early in the year when the bass begin their migration to spawning flats a wacky worm rig can be fished deep in staging areas. During this time bass will be actively feeding preparing for the spawn. Crawfish pattern wacky worms around deep channel swings going back into spawning coves or pockets will catch them. As bass move up to spawn, an angler can change lure colors to white or other bright colors. During this time, bass will be protecting their area and will attack anything that comes within their space. After the spawn, wacky worms can again be fished in post spawn areas where bass are suspending after spawning. One of the best color patterns during this time is shad color.
As bass move deeper during the summer, an angler can still catch fish on a wacky worm rig. On gin clear highland reservoirs, wacky worm rigs can be fished through the standing timber or submerged timber to catch bass that are suspending in them. On reservoirs with aquatic vegetation, wacky worm rigs can be fished along the grass line or pitched into pockets.
The Hyper Whack’n Worm can also be used when fishing a flick shake style weighted hook. Unlike a weight system, a flick shake rig utilizes a specially designed lead or tungsten head jig to hold the wacky worm. The flick shake rig has more of an open hook and excels in reservoirs with high angler pressure or reservoir with gin clear water clarity. Unlike the wacky worm systems, a flick shake can be fished extremely deep for suspending bass.
One other rig where anglers use the Hyper Whack’n Worm is drop shotting. It’s common for anglers to use smaller more finesse worms when drop shotting. The unique ball on each end of the Hyper Whack’n Worm when wacky rigged gives it a lifelike swimming action when lifted up and down.
The Hyper Whack’n Worm is a versatile soft plastic worm that can be used in a number of different fishing techniques. It’s really only limited to an angler’s imagination.
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