If you are fishing with Bass Jigs, Texas Rigged Worms, Carolina Rigged worms, or even weightless worms, you will need a rod with some back bone in order to set the hook. IMO Medium action is just too light for this. You would want at least Med-Heavy and if you're fishing these things in heavy cover like Tree tops, Heavy might be a good option.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.