The Neko Rig fishing technique has been around the professional Bass circuits for a while, but filtered into the spotlight for weekend anglers over the last few years.
The essentials for a
How to Select a Wacky Rig Hook
Many hooks will work for the wacky rig or
How to Select a Wacky Rig Worm or Stick Bait
There’s a wide range of worms and stick baits that work great for the wacky rig and translate perfectly to the
The Yamamoto Senko has a higher price
Here are our 5 favorite wacky worm baits. We carry all of them in a number of sizes and colors to fit the water you fish:
and Tools for Neko Rigs
The weight portion of the neko rig conversion requires very little sophistication. A small nail from your local hardware store will do the trick. Note: it’s important to only insert the weight into one side of the worm to keep the worm vertical.
Another great option is the skirted weight insert from VMC. The barbs on the
The skirt of the VMC Neko fans out on the drop and will lightly disturb the bottom when pulled. This small sediment disruption is a key prey indicator that will attract a bass looking for a meal.
Shop the VMC Neko Skirt or watch below to learn more about the VMC Neko Skirt:
We also recommend speeding up your rigging process and preserving your worms with a Wacky Rig tool that allows you to easily insert the 6mm O-ring around your bait and hook. You can find this accessory here.
How to Fish a Neko Rig
The Neko rig fishes well year-round but performs best when the bite is tough on other Bass fishing styles. Consider using your sonar to target mid-lake humps in clear to moderately stained water. The added weight on one end of the
Like Walleye fishing, the bite commonly occurs on the drop, so it’s important to let the
Tell us what lakes you fish and we’ll help you find the right products by using our shop-by-lake tools. Upgrade to Omnia Premium and you’ll receive a 10% rebate on all purchases and get free shipping with no minimums. See you on the water!