By Dave Landahl
Oh yeah, it’s time to get your bassy little buddies all fired up and ready to play this summer. Nothing like rippin’ lips and getting your fishing rod bent to intensify the summer heat.
The old standby plastic worm is one of the best weapons to use to stick a few fat bass this year when the weather heats up. Three Bassmaster Elite Series pros, Josh Bertrand, Randy Howell and Brandon Palaniuk share with BassFIRST what gear they use and their favorite cover to fish plastic worms for summertime bass.
“For me, it’s the 10-inch Berkley Power Worm in plum. That’s my summer go-to plastic worm. I’ll fish it Texas-rigged usually with a 3/8-ounce weight around a variety of cover. Rockpiles, brushpiles or patches of submerged grass are all good.”
Bertrand’s fishing gear consists of 7’6′ medium-heavy action Abu Garcia Veracity rod with a 7.1 Revo MGX reel loaded with 15-pound Trilene 100% fluorocarbon.