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Question by  Mac44 (479)

How are you sure you are feeling a bite when fishing with a plastic worm?

I have a hard time determining what is a bite and what is just water.


Answer by  simonsro (65)

When you feel anything that doesn't seem like the normal action on a retrieve, stop and watch your line. A fish will usually start moving away with your worm. I usually wait a few seconds if its a fish, then set the hook.


Answer by  Dee52 (88)

When a fish bites your hook it will normally try to swim away causing your line to pull out. When you think you have a bite, wait a few seconds to see if the fish tries to swim away. If your line starts pulling away, you have a fish. If your line doesn't move, it was probably water moving it.


Answer by  Joeltt (7)

make a quick jerk backward and up. If it's a fish,it will fight back and the line will follow the movements of the fish. Practice more to master it


Answer by  tackleshack (140)

First off, be sure you are using a long, stiff rod that allows you to feel every bump or rock underwater. Then, try keeping your finger on the line.


Answer by  bb0603 (208)

you should feel the fish bite, it will yank the pole and usually bend the tip of the pole. Also another way to determine if it is a fish biting is to watch your fishing line and if that starts to move then you should set the hook because it is a fish. Good luck!


Answer by  naputnam (454)

Pay close attention, bites from plastic worms may not feel like anything until you move your bait...then you may feel a pressing or soft mushy feeling. Not all bites will feel like thumps and ticks, you just have to develop a sensitivity for them. Practice makes perfect!

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