Watch for a few effective ways on how to properly bait a hook with a worm.
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If you’ve fished with a worm but the fish keep stealing your worm off the hook, or if you are a new angler looking for some guidance on how to properly put a worm on a hook, then you found the right video. Today 10-year-old Zander shows a few effective ways to bait a hook with a worm during his first day of fishing.
First let’s look at how to choose the bait.
Worms with thick bodies that are about 4” to 8” long work great. Bait shops usually carry red worms, earthworms or nightcrawlers and any of these will do the trick. Fishing with bait is prohibited on some waters, so take a look at the fishing regulations to make sure it’s okay to use bait at the water you plan to fish before selecting bait.
Fishing hooks with long shanks work great for fishing with real worms. Consider using a live bait hook, aberdeen hook or octopus hook and match the size of the hook to the size of the worm. A size 3/0 to 5/0 should do the trick. Now let me share the first of a couple tips for how to properly put a worm on a hook.
For the first technique slide the worm up the shank of the hook, wrap the worm around the hook piercing through the worm two to three more times. Leave a portion of the worm dangling off the end to entice the fish with its wiggling action.
The second technique involves sliding the hook through the length of the worm. It’s a good idea to wrap the worm around the hook at least once, otherwise you may risk having a fish slide the worm off the hook, able to sneak away without getting caught.
Experiment with the different methods to see what works best to entice the fish you’re pursuing.
There’s no need to work this bait. Allow the bait to drift and watch the bobber closely. If you see your bobber go down, set the hook!
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