Tackle Talk: Strike King Ocho by Walker Smith 01/19/2017

Photo by Walker Smith/Wired2Fish

Tackle Talk: Strike King Ocho

Walker Smith


This stick worm, recently used by Cody Meyer to catch the potential world-record spotted bass, is a versatile choice for anglers of all skill levels.

Stick worms are one of the most effective bass fishing baits in existence. They may not look like much, but they have a funny way of coaxing nearby bass. I’ve caught many of my biggest bass on these worms on both large reservoirs and small ponds. If presented correctly, they’ll quickly save a tough day of fishing.

One particular stick worm I’ve been using for several years is the Strike King Ocho. After experimenting with several different models, this one continues to produce quality bass all year long. Whether you’re fishing a Carolina rig, shaky head, wacky rig or weightless Texas rig, I’m confident you’ll find success with the Ocho.