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Shaky Head Fishing Rig Setup


Anglers I know that you have heard or saw the Shaky Head Jigs used by the Pros and saw how they won a tournament using the Shaky Head Rigs.

Question: What is a Shaky Head?

The best description of a Shaky Head would be:
A jig head with a worm or some other flexible lure on it, when the jig head sinks to the bottom, the tail of the lure, such as a worm will Float. This is important that you choose a soft plastic that will float. This will allow for the tail to float upwards, then you jiggle the bait gently, which will cause the jig to jump, hop around.

Shaky Head Fishing Rig

This will allow you to hit the tiny crevices that normal Texas Rig worm might miss, while the tail is twitching, and jiggling, that will generate or attract the attention of

If you do not get a bite after a few minutes move the Shaky Head two or three feet and start the process again. What I like to do is cast it behind the boat and count it down to the bottom and then slowly drag it back to the boat.


Let's Get Our Equipment Check List:

  • Rod - I recommend a spinning rod with Medium action 7 foot
  • Reel - open face spinning reel I use the Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Spinning Reel
  • Line - 8 pound Berkley big game in the moss color
  • Jig Head - 1/4 to 1/8 football or round
    Bait - 4 inch floating worms (netbait has some good ones)  

You want a jig head that has a tie on at an angle to the hook, like the picture that I have provided. The rig that I have shown you has about a 45 degree angle from the hook. I like using the ones that have the little spring that I can feed the worm up on it then run the hook all the way through the worm and then back the point back into the worm. This might save your rig from getting hung up and having to re-rig. You will also notice I like using the football jig heads, but the round heads are fine also.

If you are not sure if the worm or lure will float, hook it up to the jig head and try it at home in the sink.

This has become the most popular way to fish, because it works when all the things that you have in your tackle box fail you. The weather does not effect this type of
fishing, and even on heavily pressured lakes it will surprise you.

Chompers 111-Piece Shaky Head Worm Kit The great part is it will not break the bank if you want to get the Shaky Head Worm Starter Kit found at most of your Fishing big stores like Bass Pro or Gander Mountain. In fact, I just ordered more jig heads and more worms in different colors.

Remember, listen to what the fish are telling you and stop and think, the fish are so use to seeing those 7, 8, 10, and 12 inch worms, they just might want a 4 inch snack.

Most of all do not forget the Smelly Jelly to smear on the worms. I promise you that it wins every time and BassHogFishing Stands behind this product.

Let me know what you think and how many fish you catch.

Keep The Hooks Wet!

Steve McGoldrick



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