Skunk Beater at the Pudd.
With the water level slowly decreasing, the water clarity improving, and the bite getting a little tougher. I decided to go small and throw a small 3.5” worm that is poured by Bass in the Hood. And paired it up with a custom 3/32 oz jig head with a weed guard also made by bass in the Hood. I grabbed my rod and took my dog (Storm) for a walk at the lake while stopping to cast here and there.
I made a long cast and let the bait sink a little bit before working it back with sharp jerks and letting the bait fall again as it gets closer I lift the rod tip high to keep the bait out of the grass reeling the bait in with little jerks. I also like fishing this worm on a drop shot but I can work it on a jig head faster allowing me to cover more water especially on foot.
When the bass bit there was no question, with 3-pound test the bass kept running before I was finally able to work it in, lip, weight, photo, and release.
The bass weighed 2.7 pounds but fought like an 8 pounder, this little worm and jig combo has saved the day for me on numerous occasions it’s a great skunk beater.