For a rig that will give your worm a natural look, try the shaky head rig. To get started, you’ll need a round, jighead-type hook, and a straight-tailed worm. The addition of the jighead allows the bait to rock back and forth as you reel it in through different types of cover. When the jighead moves, so does the worm, which makes it look like it is alive.
The best jighead for this rig is something in the 1/16 – 1/18-ounce range. This should be paired with a finesse worm. If there is a lot of movement in the water, either due to wind or current, you may want to use the heavier ¼-ounce jighead instead. This will keep the rig at the right balance so the bait still dances along the bottom.
The shaky head rig is an especially good option when you are fishing from a bank into open water, or in areas where there is a lot of gravel on the bottom.