Hooks and sinkers for plastics

Updated: February 6, 2006, 4:17 PM ET
By Bassmaster University Staff

It's important to both balance the hook and sinker to the worm as well as use the right weight for the situation at hand. Here are some tips:

A 1/3-ounce sinker is most commonly used for worming.

The denser the cover you're fishing, the heavier the sinker you should use. Pros routinely use worm sinkers as heavy as 1/2-ounce when worming in matted vegetation.

Conversely, when fishing outside cover, your sinker should be lighter. Many pros use 1/8- and 1/16-ounce weights in ...

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