This article is from the Fishing bass FAQ, by Bass Rogue with numerous contributions by others.
- Bass Rogue
A finesse worm is a small plastic worm ranging in size from 2 inches up to
4 inches. Finesse worms go with finesse fishing which started on the
crystal clear lakes of Southern California. With the water being so
clear, the bass get good looks at whatever you're throwing. With that in
mind, some of the Southern Californian pros started going with light
tackle and small plastics. Finesse fishing is kind of the opposite of
Carolina rig fishing where you make noise and try to attract attention to
your plastic. With finesse fishing, you try to hide your plastic like
what happens in nature and then let the bass use what they use naturally
to find a meal. The ultimate finesse approach is to use small plastics
that perfectly match the bottom and then just barely moved them along the
bottom trying to make them invisible. Don't be surprised if the bass get
all over them - bass are really good hunters.