Fishing Riggs

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Fishing Riggs

There is far more to tying fishing rigs than simply picking the right hook and weights. Expert anglers depend on different rig configurations to present baits and lures at a variety of depths, with varying actions, and in a manner that facilitates setting the hook without spooking the quarry. Each rig, however, has a set of conditions under which it excels, as noted in the descriptions accompanying the following rigging illustrations.


Blackfish are aggressive feeders that can snip the bait from a hook with surprising ease. For this reason, it makes sense to present two baits when bottom structure isn't particularly sticky. This rig does the job especially well by placing a pair of crab baits close to the bottom where bulldogs like to hold. Use small, whole crabs for bait if bergalls and other pesty bait stealer's are a problem. Use shelled, quartered or halved crabs if the tautog clearly predominate. Some bottom bouncing veterans also like to offer different crab species on each hook until determining one is more favored than the other.



A  time tested, simple rig favored when drifting for flounder. The use of a three-way swivel reduces line twists and tangles, even in strong currents. Bait with anything from squid, spearing and sand eel to Berkley Gulp! strips or larger baits when big fluke are present. Adjust weight and hook size accordingly.
When sea bass are hitting hot and heavy, this rig will help fill the boat in a hurry. Upon setting the hook on the first strike, allow the fish to struggle near the bottom for a few seconds. This gives time for a second fish to grab the free hook, producing an easy double-header. Squid strips, clam, herring and mackerel chunk baits are all good choices for targeting tasty sea bass.
By far the number one rig for catfish, salt or fresh water
line size depends on what size cats your are hunting

Here is a few more rigs to give you some ideals





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