Al and James Lindner share how to effectively to fish the Tokyo Rig for largemouth bass in heavy weed cover.
Tokyo Rigging Bass
Throughout the summer months largemouth bass congregate into the thick weed beds in search of food and cover.
These weed mats can often be so dense there are very few presentations that can penetrate through them. The Tokyo Rig is one of the best, if not the best presentation for penetrating through deep, heavy weed cover.
Tokyo Rigs are available in all different sizes featuring finesse Neko hooks, heavy duty worm hooks, heavy duty flipping hooks and a heavy duty wide gap hook. You can pair them with a number of different plastics and can adjust the weight of the rig depending on the depth and thickness of the weed cover.
When you’ve got to fish for big bass in really thick, heavy weed cover there is no better presentation than the Tokyo Rig.
When fishing for bass in heavy cover it is important to identify the which weed beds the largemouth bass are using.
A good rule of thumb is to focus on thick weed beds near main lake structure like points and reefs. These places a likely going to attract baitfish and in-return largemouth bass.
Other good areas to look for are milfoil beds, dense lily pads fields, and reed beds near main lake structure. All three of these places are likely spots for hungry largemouths.
This presentation is so versatile you can really fish through a bunch of different types of weed cover.