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Techniques For Fishing Wobblehead Lures

Catching fish on the Wobblehead is as easy as it is productive. Cast the lure adjacent to cover (weedbeds, trees, docks, etc.). A slow, steady retrieve that makes the worm "wobble" from side to side, like a swimming snake, is the right action.

The lure, designed to catch suspended bass in shallow water, can be fished from the surface down to approximately four feet deep. It is not a lure to be used on the bottom, however, to prevent hangups in heavy cover, the lure can be made weedless. (see below)

Strikes on the lure vary from a vicious "spinnerbait-like" strike to a gentle tap-tap, similar to fishing a Texas rigged worm. If you feel the tap-tap strike, drop the rod tip, allowing the fish to inhale the lure, the set the hook. If short strikes occur, you may resort to a trailer hook. (see Cheat-R-Hooks below)

Color selection depends on water clarity or color, brightness of the day and whim of the fisherman. The general rule is; light colors for bright days and clear water and darker colors for cloudy days and stained water.

The all time favorite color combinations are the red Wobblehead with a Natural (live) color straight tailed worm and the black Wobblehead with a Catalpa worm. However, other combinations will prove more effective at times.

When fishing gets tough (after cold fronts or other times when they aren't biting) try the Wobblehead Jr. Only 1/8 ounce rigged, this lure is fished on ultra-light gear and will catch anything that swims.

While the Wobblehead Lure can be used at any time, it will be at it's most productive when the weather is hot and bass are suspended near shallow water grass beds.

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How To Rig The Wobblehead Lure

Rigging the Wobblehead Sr.
Attach a split ring, snap or swivel to the top of the lure. Insert the hook 1/2" into a 6" to 9" straight tail trailer to the bend of the hook. Bring the hook back outside the trailer and push the trailer onto the barbs on the back of the hook. Never push the trailer onto the shaft of the lure. Approximately 3/8 ounce rigged.

Rigging the Wobblehead Jr.
Attach a split ring, snap or swivel to the top of the lure. Insert the hook 1/4" into a 3" to 4" straight tail trailer to the bend of the hook. Bring the hook back outside the trailer and push the trailer onto the barbs on the back of the hook. Never push the trailer onto the shaft of the lure. Approximately 1/8 ounce rigged.

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Making The Wobblehead Weedless

Attach the split ring. Thread a small, quarter sized rubber band through the same hole in which you attached the split ring. With the hook side up, pull the rubber band from the bottom side over the top of the lure and the top loop of the rubber band. Pull on the top loop to tighten the rubber band around the sides of the lure. Open the top loop with two fingers and hook the rubber band on the barb of the hook. See our product page to order rubber bands.

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How To Rig Cheat-R-Hooks

Insert the loop through the opening where the hook attaches.

Pull the hook through the loop and pull it tight.

Run the Cheat-R-Hook through the loop on the back side and cinch it down tight.

Your Cheat-R-Hook is now ready for action. You may want to insert the small hook into the worm. Only insert the hook slightly under the skin of the worm. You should always leave a little slack in the line between the hook and the Wobblehead.

See our product page to order Cheat-R-Hooks.

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Any straight tail trailer between 6" and 9" will work on the Wobblehead. A variety of straight plastic is available from many manufacturers. Weight of the worm is a factor and should be considered. When using worms over 6", a pencil tail worm should be used. If the worm is too heavy, the lure will not wobble properly.