I usually have gone texas rid myself to hid the hook. I tried nightcrawlers and worms this sat morning with no luck (maybe it was the location ???)....the small bums ate them and not the hook. Would have used them for catfish bait and I think they knew that.
I've been using a weedless wacky rig. It's just like the texas rig but you start in the middle and then hide the point. I have very good luck with the t-rig, not sure if the wacky is better, just different.