Looking for a fun easy way for you and the kids to catch some really nice largemouth bass? I've got a great way and it's cheap and almost every bait store has it.

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Largemouth Bass

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Most Michigan lakes have plenty of largemouth bass and they are relatively easy to catch, especially if you are out in a boat, but I have caught plenty just walking along a shoreline.

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You will find bass along the edge of weed lines, dropoffs, logs, boat docks, boats, beaches, and lily pads. There is a real simple way for any age to catch these bad boys.

Largemouth Bass Fishing With Rubber Worms

A teen fisherman holding a Largemouth bass.
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Ever since I was a little kid I have loved bass fishing with rubber worms. It's easy, they don't cost very much and they work in just about every kind of situation.

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No, I'm not getting paid by anyone to promote K&E Bass Stopper Lures but I wanted to show the exact worm that I have used for a lifetime and it continues to put fish in the boat.

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My dad turned me on to fishing for bass with rubber worms when I was in grade school. We used to use DeLong rubber worms with a purple and white stripe and they worked great but we seem to catch even more when we switched to the K&E Bass Stoppers.

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You can try other colors for different water conditions and times of the year but I have found that the purple worms with the white spot and stripe consistently work during the warmer months in every lake I've fished.

The K&E Bass Stopper has a leader line with a loop you tie your line to. I prefer the three-hook version seen in a few pictures above.  I use a 6lb to 8lb fishing line. I put a small split shot sinker about 18 inches from the tip of the worm and that includes the leader line. Depending on how deep the water is you may have to go bigger or smaller with the split shot sinker.

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I cast along weed edges, logs, drop-offs, and lily pads. I let it sink a little bit and that depends on how deep the water is then I slowly bring in my line. Now I like that worm to turn slowly as I retrieve it. After you catch a bunch of bass they will tend to straighten your worm out and just push the hooks back into the rubber so I have that slow twist. You don't have to worry about knowing if you get a hit, when a bass hits you will know then set your hook.

I usually work around an entire lake depending on how big it is just working the edges of drop-offs. I have caught plenty of bass fishing off docks this way and near boats that are docked. If you have a lake where you can walk around the edge and it's not too weedy to get your line, I have caught plenty and big ones right off the shore.

Largemouth Bass exploding out of the water
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These K&E purple and white stripe worms are usually $2 or less and almost every big box and local bait shop will have them.

Largemouth bass are a blast to catch and if you are using these plastic worms where there are smallmouth bass, they will hit them too and they really put on a show.

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