3 Ways To Use The Ned Rig To Catch More Bass NOW | Strike King Ned Ocho

The Ned Rig straight catches fish. That said, there are MANY ways to rig it to help you catch more bass! Today we have Jeff from @Burly Fishing here to show you 3 awesome ways to use the Ned Rig, including how to rig it, what it looks like underwater, and what setup to use with it.

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Video Transcript:

Jeff Burlingame:
What's going on you guys. Hey, if you want to catch more bass, especially if they're pressured or if your water temps are dropping, you're probably going to want to watch today's video. We're talking about the Ned rig, more specifically included in this month's MONSTERBASS box if you picked it up, the KVD perfect plastics Ned Ocho. So we're going to be talking about that today. Talking about how to fish it, where to fish it, action to use, how to rig it. We're going to get to that here in just a second. If this is your first time stopping by the MONSTERBASS channel, consider subscribing. Smash that like, ring that notification bell so you can see when we post more videos.

Jeff Burlingame:
Our focus here is to show you how to fish the baits we include in the box every single month. So thanks for watching. Hey, let's get to this Ned gig stuff. What is that all about? So today we're talking about the KVD perfect plastics, Ned Ocho. This is a fantastic Ned rigging bait. It looks just like this. Check out this awesome blue highlight right at the tail. That's fantastic. So this is the black blue color, love this color for darker water, stain water, muddy water, things like that. And there's a ton of different ways that we can rig this bait to help you be more successful. I want to walk you through three of my favorites today, and then we're going to test out on the tank so you can see what that action will look like with each of these options.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. So the first way I like to rig this is weedless with a mushroom style jig head. You can see this one's pretty beat up. I fish it on rivers a lot. This is they lifted jigs, extra wide gap. And so what we're going to do with that, Texas rig it. Just take your bait, thick end is where the head of the jig is going to end up. So we're just going to thread it on, going to punch it out beside, slide it up, and we just punch it out, just a hair below the top, really. Thread your hook back through, bury the hook right there.

Jeff Burlingame:
So you got a straight profile, flush up nice with the head of the jig. It's going to look like that. But now it's weedless, so you're less likely to get caught or snagged on different debris on the bottom of the lake or river you're fishing, right? That's what a Ned rig is typically going to look like on the bottom. So it's just kind of sitting up straight. If you hop it around, a little slow descent, and again, it's just going to stand up straight, just like that.

Jeff Burlingame:
This next color is called moon juice, sort of a green pumpkin blue pearl, two tone type color. I love this color. So the next way I like to rig this is with a straight shank hook to a mushroom head jig. You can go weed guard or no weed guard. That's up to you and whatever kind of cover you're pulling through. If I have semi dense cover, I'm probably going with that weed guard just to make sure I don't get snagged on anything. If I'm more open water fishing with minor debris or none, I'm going to go with that straight open hook. It's going to help your hookup ratio.

Jeff Burlingame:
So all we're going to do is we're going to lay the bait right next to the hook, make sure that we know where it should be punching out. In this case, I'm coming out right at the bottom of this sort of ribbed section right there. So we're going to go in with that green, which should be my top color facing the jig. I'm going to thread my hook down till I get my point to right at the bottom of that ribbed section. And I'm going to push the whole bait up over my bait keeper hook. All right. There you go. You got that rigged up there. A little bit of stretch to this, which is nice. It gives a little bit more action and you got that rib. The ribs on the side are going to help that thing move a ton in the water.

Jeff Burlingame:
So next up we have our open hook Ned, it's a Woo! Tungsten jig. So that's pretty good. I do think these stand up a little more easily than the EWG style Neds, but still kind of gets the job done as you can see right there. And that's in that moon juice color. Look at that. All right. My third favorite way to rig my Ned rig is to take either an offset worm hook, ideally a lighter wire one, maybe a little bit smaller like a walnut. Or an EWG is a great option too. Both will work just fine. So work with whatever you got. We're going to take our black blue in this case, and we're going to thread it on.

Jeff Burlingame:
And we're going to start it out like a Texas rig, like you normally would. Make sure we're nice and center. We're going to punch out just like a quarter inch or so. Take our hook, punch it back into the bait. Just a little bit higher up than you think. And we're just going to bury it. So you can bury it right inside. That's fine. You can expose it a little bit, basically, if anything bites this that hook point is coming out. So you're fine. But this will make sure that it's weedless and now we have this thing [inaudible 00:04:38] Texas rig. So what are we going to do with it?

Jeff Burlingame:
You could put a weight at the top and you can run just a really small Texas rig. That's fine. But what I like to do is I will take one of my favorite Ned weights, it's got two options here. Got a nail weight, this is a Woo! Tungsten nail wait. Then we have a Z-Man Neko weight, which is more of this bulbous point there. It kind of looks like the top of mushroom head jig, but there's no hook on it. And we'll take one of those. I'm actually going to take my nail weight. I'm just going to insert that nail weight into the worm. I'm going to shove it all the way up there, right up in there.

Jeff Burlingame:
And now what you end up having is what's called a tiny child rig. So we got to weight right down here in the tail. That's going to make the weight drop like that and stand up on the bottom like this, but it's going to be completely weedless. And this thing can punch through a lot of different heavier denser cover. So when you're still dealing with finicky bass or pressured water, so you want to throw something different. Throw something like this, that straight profile it's going to drop through just about any cover. And you're still going to get great hookups. Fish comes and bites this thing, that hook point is going to come out. You're good to go, but you're not going to get hung up on all the debris cover.

Jeff Burlingame:
Third favorite, just because it's the one I use the least, but still a great option to throw. So again, there's a nail weight in the base of it. You can see where the line is coming up from that. And then we got an offset worm hook, or you could use an EWG as well. And it's just going to sit pretty upright. If you keep your line taught, it's straight up. Just like that. It's just going to let you get into the super heavy cover. And this is again that black blue swirl there. So you're going to want to rig this thing to a medium power or medium light, or even a light power rod.

Jeff Burlingame:
I prefer a medium because I use braid as my backer, and I'm fishing sometimes denser cover. So I want just a wee bit more backbone to the rod, so if I have to work on a heavier fish or work [inaudible 00:06:33] cover, I can do so, it's just a preference thing. But medium to medium light, usually where you want to be. I like a seven foot rod so that I can cast it a bit further. And then in this case, this is a Silverado Duckett, I'm also looking at a fast action tip. So fast action, because you're going to get subtle bites with this thing. So as soon as you feel it, and this is a very sensitive rod, which helps out a lot, you want that sensitivity.

Jeff Burlingame:
So as soon as I feel that bite, I can simply lift up. I got that fish. I don't need to work them in. I'm not worried about treble hooks popping off. So I don't need that moderate or slower action. I need fast action. Even extra fast, sometimes I prefer. So that's the case with the rod. For the reel, you need to go 2,500 size or smaller. In this case, we got the Shimano Sahara in a 2,500 size, just a smooth reel. Something that's easy to cast, flip and do all sorts of things with and deal with the cover that I deal with.

Jeff Burlingame:
Usually we'll go with a braid backer, lighter, 10, 12, maybe 15 pounds at most. But high viscid line so that you can see the line. I'm going to throw on a leader in case the bass are a little bit finicky. It's actually not necessarily. I fish straight braid most of the time, but if the water is a little more clear or the best still aren't hitting that Ned rig, that's when I'll jump to a lighter fluorocarbon leader, usually like eight to 10 pounds. For that leader, six to eight feet on it. That's going to give me enough room where the bass it's invisible in the water. They're not going to see it. It gives me a little bit of stretch. It's going to help me play the fish in, since it's a single hook in this case. And I'm going to tie it on with a double uni knot.

Jeff Burlingame:
So that gets the job done. That's my favorite setup. I've been Ned rigging with that for a long, long time, and it's fantastic. All right you guys, there you have it. That is the Strike King Ned Ocho. The KVD perfect plastic spectacular. This is a fantastic finesse bait. You guys aren't throwing these around right now. Spring, fall, colder conditions, pressured bass, finicky bass. You're missing out. It's a fun bait to fish, more fun than you would think. You're not always just dead sticking it as I showed you in the tank, a few different ways to fish it that I prefer, and different places that I'd be looking for fish with this specifically.

Jeff Burlingame:
But if you find them, especially if they're schooled up, stacked up, they'll just keep hitting this thing. I've pulled 30, 40, 50 bass in a several hour span out of the water on a Ned rig setup. So it's a lot of fun. Plus you're fighting them on lighter tackle. So that in itself is a lot of fun. You guys are going to like this. So check out this bait, get the Strike King Ned Ocho. And if you guys got the November MONSTERBASS box, which by the way, there's still time. If you haven't, go order it. And by the way, save yourself some money, type in all caps, SAVE10 and take 10 bucks off your first box. And you'll get this bait in that box as well.

Jeff Burlingame:
And then when you do, go out and fish it and hey, if you get a second stop by my channel on YouTube, Burly Fishing, subscribe, drop me a comment. Let me know that you came over from MONSTERBASS. And let me know if you fish the Ned Ocho and if you had any luck, I definitely want to know, and I wish you the best of luck catching some fishies. Thanks for watching day guys. Be sure to subscribe to the MONSTERBASS channel for more tips, techniques and tricks coming your way for the baits that we bring you every single month in the box from other great creators. All right. Thanks for watching guys. We'll see you out on the water.


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3 Ways To Use The Ned Rig To Catch More Bass NOW | Strike King Ned Ocho

Dec 09, 2020 Fishing Tips

The Ned Rig straight catches fish. That said, there are MANY ways to rig it to help you catch more bass! Today we have Jeff from @Burly Fishing here to show you 3 awesome ways to use the Ned Rig, including how to rig it, what it looks like underwater, and what setup to use with it.

Click here to check out Burly Fishing.

Click here to subscribe to our channel for Pro tips and Bait breakdowns on a monthly basis.

Join today and save $10 off your first box. 
Use code SAVE10 at checkout.  JOIN NOW

#MONSTERBASS #nedrig #finessefishing #bassfishing #burlyfishing #nedrigfishing

Video Transcript:

Jeff Burlingame:
What's going on you guys. Hey, if you want to catch more bass, especially if they're pressured or if your water temps are dropping, you're probably going to want to watch today's video. We're talking about the Ned rig, more specifically included in this month's MONSTERBASS box if you picked it up, the KVD perfect plastics Ned Ocho. So we're going to be talking about that today. Talking about how to fish it, where to fish it, action to use, how to rig it. We're going to get to that here in just a second. If this is your first time stopping by the MONSTERBASS channel, consider subscribing. Smash that like, ring that notification bell so you can see when we post more videos.

Jeff Burlingame:
Our focus here is to show you how to fish the baits we include in the box every single month. So thanks for watching. Hey, let's get to this Ned gig stuff. What is that all about? So today we're talking about the KVD perfect plastics, Ned Ocho. This is a fantastic Ned rigging bait. It looks just like this. Check out this awesome blue highlight right at the tail. That's fantastic. So this is the black blue color, love this color for darker water, stain water, muddy water, things like that. And there's a ton of different ways that we can rig this bait to help you be more successful. I want to walk you through three of my favorites today, and then we're going to test out on the tank so you can see what that action will look like with each of these options.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. So the first way I like to rig this is weedless with a mushroom style jig head. You can see this one's pretty beat up. I fish it on rivers a lot. This is they lifted jigs, extra wide gap. And so what we're going to do with that, Texas rig it. Just take your bait, thick end is where the head of the jig is going to end up. So we're just going to thread it on, going to punch it out beside, slide it up, and we just punch it out, just a hair below the top, really. Thread your hook back through, bury the hook right there.

Jeff Burlingame:
So you got a straight profile, flush up nice with the head of the jig. It's going to look like that. But now it's weedless, so you're less likely to get caught or snagged on different debris on the bottom of the lake or river you're fishing, right? That's what a Ned rig is typically going to look like on the bottom. So it's just kind of sitting up straight. If you hop it around, a little slow descent, and again, it's just going to stand up straight, just like that.

Jeff Burlingame:
This next color is called moon juice, sort of a green pumpkin blue pearl, two tone type color. I love this color. So the next way I like to rig this is with a straight shank hook to a mushroom head jig. You can go weed guard or no weed guard. That's up to you and whatever kind of cover you're pulling through. If I have semi dense cover, I'm probably going with that weed guard just to make sure I don't get snagged on anything. If I'm more open water fishing with minor debris or none, I'm going to go with that straight open hook. It's going to help your hookup ratio.

Jeff Burlingame:
So all we're going to do is we're going to lay the bait right next to the hook, make sure that we know where it should be punching out. In this case, I'm coming out right at the bottom of this sort of ribbed section right there. So we're going to go in with that green, which should be my top color facing the jig. I'm going to thread my hook down till I get my point to right at the bottom of that ribbed section. And I'm going to push the whole bait up over my bait keeper hook. All right. There you go. You got that rigged up there. A little bit of stretch to this, which is nice. It gives a little bit more action and you got that rib. The ribs on the side are going to help that thing move a ton in the water.

Jeff Burlingame:
So next up we have our open hook Ned, it's a Woo! Tungsten jig. So that's pretty good. I do think these stand up a little more easily than the EWG style Neds, but still kind of gets the job done as you can see right there. And that's in that moon juice color. Look at that. All right. My third favorite way to rig my Ned rig is to take either an offset worm hook, ideally a lighter wire one, maybe a little bit smaller like a walnut. Or an EWG is a great option too. Both will work just fine. So work with whatever you got. We're going to take our black blue in this case, and we're going to thread it on.

Jeff Burlingame:
And we're going to start it out like a Texas rig, like you normally would. Make sure we're nice and center. We're going to punch out just like a quarter inch or so. Take our hook, punch it back into the bait. Just a little bit higher up than you think. And we're just going to bury it. So you can bury it right inside. That's fine. You can expose it a little bit, basically, if anything bites this that hook point is coming out. So you're fine. But this will make sure that it's weedless and now we have this thing [inaudible 00:04:38] Texas rig. So what are we going to do with it?

Jeff Burlingame:
You could put a weight at the top and you can run just a really small Texas rig. That's fine. But what I like to do is I will take one of my favorite Ned weights, it's got two options here. Got a nail weight, this is a Woo! Tungsten nail wait. Then we have a Z-Man Neko weight, which is more of this bulbous point there. It kind of looks like the top of mushroom head jig, but there's no hook on it. And we'll take one of those. I'm actually going to take my nail weight. I'm just going to insert that nail weight into the worm. I'm going to shove it all the way up there, right up in there.

Jeff Burlingame:
And now what you end up having is what's called a tiny child rig. So we got to weight right down here in the tail. That's going to make the weight drop like that and stand up on the bottom like this, but it's going to be completely weedless. And this thing can punch through a lot of different heavier denser cover. So when you're still dealing with finicky bass or pressured water, so you want to throw something different. Throw something like this, that straight profile it's going to drop through just about any cover. And you're still going to get great hookups. Fish comes and bites this thing, that hook point is going to come out. You're good to go, but you're not going to get hung up on all the debris cover.

Jeff Burlingame:
Third favorite, just because it's the one I use the least, but still a great option to throw. So again, there's a nail weight in the base of it. You can see where the line is coming up from that. And then we got an offset worm hook, or you could use an EWG as well. And it's just going to sit pretty upright. If you keep your line taught, it's straight up. Just like that. It's just going to let you get into the super heavy cover. And this is again that black blue swirl there. So you're going to want to rig this thing to a medium power or medium light, or even a light power rod.

Jeff Burlingame:
I prefer a medium because I use braid as my backer, and I'm fishing sometimes denser cover. So I want just a wee bit more backbone to the rod, so if I have to work on a heavier fish or work [inaudible 00:06:33] cover, I can do so, it's just a preference thing. But medium to medium light, usually where you want to be. I like a seven foot rod so that I can cast it a bit further. And then in this case, this is a Silverado Duckett, I'm also looking at a fast action tip. So fast action, because you're going to get subtle bites with this thing. So as soon as you feel it, and this is a very sensitive rod, which helps out a lot, you want that sensitivity.

Jeff Burlingame:
So as soon as I feel that bite, I can simply lift up. I got that fish. I don't need to work them in. I'm not worried about treble hooks popping off. So I don't need that moderate or slower action. I need fast action. Even extra fast, sometimes I prefer. So that's the case with the rod. For the reel, you need to go 2,500 size or smaller. In this case, we got the Shimano Sahara in a 2,500 size, just a smooth reel. Something that's easy to cast, flip and do all sorts of things with and deal with the cover that I deal with.

Jeff Burlingame:
Usually we'll go with a braid backer, lighter, 10, 12, maybe 15 pounds at most. But high viscid line so that you can see the line. I'm going to throw on a leader in case the bass are a little bit finicky. It's actually not necessarily. I fish straight braid most of the time, but if the water is a little more clear or the best still aren't hitting that Ned rig, that's when I'll jump to a lighter fluorocarbon leader, usually like eight to 10 pounds. For that leader, six to eight feet on it. That's going to give me enough room where the bass it's invisible in the water. They're not going to see it. It gives me a little bit of stretch. It's going to help me play the fish in, since it's a single hook in this case. And I'm going to tie it on with a double uni knot.

Jeff Burlingame:
So that gets the job done. That's my favorite setup. I've been Ned rigging with that for a long, long time, and it's fantastic. All right you guys, there you have it. That is the Strike King Ned Ocho. The KVD perfect plastic spectacular. This is a fantastic finesse bait. You guys aren't throwing these around right now. Spring, fall, colder conditions, pressured bass, finicky bass. You're missing out. It's a fun bait to fish, more fun than you would think. You're not always just dead sticking it as I showed you in the tank, a few different ways to fish it that I prefer, and different places that I'd be looking for fish with this specifically.

Jeff Burlingame:
But if you find them, especially if they're schooled up, stacked up, they'll just keep hitting this thing. I've pulled 30, 40, 50 bass in a several hour span out of the water on a Ned rig setup. So it's a lot of fun. Plus you're fighting them on lighter tackle. So that in itself is a lot of fun. You guys are going to like this. So check out this bait, get the Strike King Ned Ocho. And if you guys got the November MONSTERBASS box, which by the way, there's still time. If you haven't, go order it. And by the way, save yourself some money, type in all caps, SAVE10 and take 10 bucks off your first box. And you'll get this bait in that box as well.

Jeff Burlingame:
And then when you do, go out and fish it and hey, if you get a second stop by my channel on YouTube, Burly Fishing, subscribe, drop me a comment. Let me know that you came over from MONSTERBASS. And let me know if you fish the Ned Ocho and if you had any luck, I definitely want to know, and I wish you the best of luck catching some fishies. Thanks for watching day guys. Be sure to subscribe to the MONSTERBASS channel for more tips, techniques and tricks coming your way for the baits that we bring you every single month in the box from other great creators. All right. Thanks for watching guys. We'll see you out on the water.

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