How To Rig Grubs | Bass Fishing

Hey folks. Glenn May here with BassResource. com.
Today I want to talk to you about grubs. Yeah,grubs. They’ve been around for decades now
and they’ve been kind of a little known thing. They’ve fallen out of popularity but they
still produce really well. And it’s kind ofa secret weapon now because there’s other
plastics and other techniques that have becomemore popular. So I want to show you how to use them and
especially how to rig them. Now on our forums, we get a lot of questions
about how to rig grubs. So I’m going to showyou a couple different ways to rig them and
the first one is just using a little jig-head,just like that. It’s very simple. The eyelet’s
on the top. It’s a little ball-head jig withsome keepers on the end. All you do is – now
here’s the great debate: do you rig it tail-sideup or tail-side down? That seems to be the
big debate when it comes to grubs. I rig it tail-side up. Why? Because I just
think it looks more natural that way. Otherpeople are staunch advocates of rigging it
tail-side down. Knock yourself out. I don’treally see a huge difference in it. I just
prefer tail-side up. So how you do this: youput the hook right dead center in the middle,
straight down and then just thread it on,not quite all the way to the end. Now the
nice thing about a lot of grubs is there’sseams right on the top and on the bottom,
so you can follow the seam all the way through,poke your hook right back through it – just
like that – and then push it on, all the waythrough. And then that’s it. It’s so simple and basic.
There’s your grub. Got it on 6 pound lightline. This is light line tactics, obviously
open water. You don’t want an open hook inweedy or bushy or woody areas. It’s just going
to get hung up all the time. But it’s an openhook technique in clear water, rocky structure,
that sort of thing – perfect for that. Simpleto use, simple to rig. There’s a couple other ways to do it though.
This is the most common, but another way isI use it on a drop-shot rig. Let me do a split-shot
first, or mojo rig. These cylindrical weightsyou see on the middle line, just about 2 feet
past it, I’ve got the hook. I don’t know ifyou can see that. Hook, right there. Mojo
rig. This requires a little bit more work. It’s
Texas rigging. So I’ve got a wide gap hookand what you do – again I’m going to rig it
tail-side up – but you put the hook rightstraight down the middle, all the way to the
bend. Then bring it out. Just like that. Okay?Thread it all the way through and when you
get down to this point, flip the hook aroundand bring the eye right into the bait. Now
it’s gonna line up. You just poke it rightback through the bait, straight through, just
like that. You see the hook lies flush withthe bait. And I just text pose. And what I
do is – I just push the plastic up a littlebit and bury the point right back into the
hook into the plastic. That way – you cansee I’m running my finger across it – it’s
not getting hung up on anything. You can throwthis in weedy areas or woody areas like I
just told you, where you can’t with the openhook jig. Again, tail-side up. That is the
split-shot rig or mojo rig as some peoplesay. You can see I’ve got about 2 feet of line.
I like extra line on this thing; I want thefish going after this, not following this
so I give this a lot of extra line on it. Some people like to rig the bait right up
there but I give it that much. Another way to rig it – oh, 1 other tip. 1
other tip before I show you: because thislikes to slide down the hook sometimes, what
I like to do is I take 30 pound monofilamentline, I find the eye of the hook – I’ve got
other videos on this that show this in muchmore detail, but just in case you haven’t
seen it – I poke the monofilament right throughthe eye of the hook. Right through the eye.
You just find it with your fingers, thereit is. This is actually pretty clear bait
so I can find it pretty easily. Right throughthe eye of the hook, not quite all the way
through the bait. Now bring it back so it’s flush with the bait,
cut it off. There. Good to go. That holdsthe bait right in place, doesn’t slide down
the hook that way. I’m tugging on it, it’snot sliding down the hook. That way, you’re
catching little fish, they’re pulling on thetail, whatever, they’re not gonna pull the
bait down the hook. Makes the bait last alittle bit longer that way too. It’s not getting
torn up so much. Another way, along with the Texas rig, is
– you know, a lot of people think this isa finesse technique using clear-water, small
light line, 6 pound, 8 pound test. Well hereI’ve got it on 50 pound braid on a stout-flipping
hook. This is a bigger grub here – this one’sa 5 inch with a bullet-head on it, and I use
this to throw in weeds, I throw it in thetoolies, throw it up in the reeds. This is
perfect to swim through deeper reeds and weeds,deeper in the water, and 10 to 15 feet of
water to swim it through it. That sort ofthing. If you put a heavier weight on here, you can
even use it as a punching rig. So it’s veryvery versatile, you can use it for all sorts
of things. Where it doesn’t work so well isif you’re throwing it in real bushy cover.
This tail likes to cling onto things and youcan tear it off. So if you’re throwing it
in heavy wood, heavy bushes, probably notthe best bait for that. But aside from that,
this works really well. One more way to rig it is drop-shot. I’ve
got a spin-shot, I like the spin-shots hereso. It spins right there on the line, you
can see that, the drop-shot way, right onthe end. I got it at about 18 inches, 2 feet
above, not that far. This is really easy torig. I just nose hook it. Just a simple nose
hook. So in this case, right through wherethe lines – I go straight up and down, straight
through, and out. And it’s just like that. See that? It lines up like this. There’s your
bait. Of course it floats a little more outwardslike that. And that’s it. Very straightforward.
It does seem like it looks like it’s gonnaget hung up a bit but actually it doesn’t.
With this little swivel in the front, andthe line in the front, it actually makes it
somewhat weedless. It still gets hung up,but you can feel confident throwing it in
a little bit of weeds, a little bit of woodhere and there, and you’re not gonna get hung
up as much. Great little bait, very versatile. This is
why I like grubs so much. This is why I fishthem so much. Day-in, day-out, year-round,
great bait. There’s a couple of differentways I rig them. Hope that helps. If you want more tips and
tricks like this, visit BassResource. com.

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