Before you waste your time reading this article, let me preface it by saying this article is about worm fishing secrets as it relates to live worms. Not the multi colored pieces of plastic that Bass fishermen find so appealing. I suppose not just Bass fisherman, but also Bass Themselves. My point is that this article is going to focus on some worm fishing secrets for fishing with live worms, not plastic worms. Live worms are universally known as "bait" for fishing, yet it seems to me that very few anglers do more than trying to "thread" a live worm onto a single hook and calling it good. Not only calling it good, but also calling this "worm fishing", which in my opinion is laughable.
The most important worm fishing secret was taught to me by my fishing mentor more than 20 years ago. That secret is this; use gang hooks any time you fish with live worms. You see, gang hooks are two small hooks tied in tandem that enable you to present live worms in a completely natural way. As far as I know, my mentor came up with this idea, but I do not know that for sure. All I know is that he was the first one I saw using gang hooks and live bait to catch fish, and he taught the technique to me. Now I will not even consider going fishing with live worms without using gang hooks to rig them up.
The next worm fishing secret is to have an efficient way to carry your live worms with you on the river or stream. The best way to accomplish this is through the use of a bait bag. A bait bag is simply a small bag that hangs off of your fishing vest and carries live worms while fishing. A bait bag eliminates the need to carry that bulky worm container around with you while fishing. Not only that, but with a bait bag, your live worms are always literally at your fingertips whenever you need to bait up. This is a huge time saver!
These worm fishing secrets will help you catch more fish. How do I know this? Because I've personally been using both tips for more than 20 years and know that they work. As a matter of fact, I guarantee it. Give them both a shot and see what you think. I promise, you will not be disappointed.