When I was growing up and fishing for Large Mouth Bass with my grandfather we primarily used plastic worms. Color and style matters a lot, and different worms had significantly different results. To compound that, the "magic combination" seemed to change over time.

My grandfather always knew exactly which worm we should be using, but I never saw him trying lots of different worms.

How do you determine the color and style of worm to use when fishing for large mouth bass?

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When I am out fishing what I look for in plastic/hard bait is the water clarity. In murky water I tend to use brightly colored bait. If it is clear water with good visibility I try and use bait that is colored as close to real as possible.


I tend to use bright fleck worms in murky water and in clear water use your darker colored worms with crankbaits i tend to use the kevin vandam signature series sexy shad color crankbaits around structures such as boat ramps on overcast skies when jigging i tend to use chartruese or white roadrunners when jigging for bass and croppy jigging for panfish i tend to use white or black swirl tail roadrunner around structures such as stumps down deep when you see bass hittin the water under a tree that usually means they are jumping at bugs fallin off that tree so use any type of floating bug like creature


Dark worms in clear water, light colored worm in murky water. I fish some very murkey waters where I end up using a worm with a chartruese tail.


I always catch a ton of bass in Florida when the water is murky. I am a stickler for using Zoom watermelon/red trick worms without a weight. I ALWAYS fish along banks and structure, nothing deeper than 4 feet. I ALWAYS hide from the wind and fish the calm water, I do not recommend fishing in heavy wind with the technique listed above.


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