|Now that you have the gear down, a simplistic way to approach fishing the Neko Rig is to cast the bait, let it fall, and then begin to work it back to you. The nature of the weighted plastic creates most of the action you need and bring it back with short hops will catch fish, but there are a few other things to try to elicit more bites.|
One time when many bites occur is when the bait is initially descending towards the bottom. If the water is relatively clear, bass can see the rig falling from a long distance and will often bite it as soon as it hits bottom or within a few shakes of the rod.
To re-create the great falling action of the rig later during the retrieve, lift your rod high and reel up some line and then let it fall again on a slackline. This will allow you to replicate that initial drop and it often results in more bites.
If bass are not biting the bait as the Neko Rig falls that particular day, you can fish it slowly along the bottom, much like you would with a shaky head or drop-shot rig. But, rest assured, there is no wrong way to fish a Neko Rig.
It can also be fished very slowly and dragged along the bottom or used as a way to search for bass by casting, letting it fall to the bottom, and reeling it in and beginning the process again.