However I have been asking and watching my good anglers use it when they are fishing.
However I have been asking and watching my good anglers to fish it. After the last month it is time to hopefully get most of the anglers on my deep drop trips to use it. It is a very effective way to fish.
To answer some questions and provide you with short, concise answers:
We have found it to be much much better than the traditional high low rig. Honestly I don’t even think it is close.
So what makes it so great? My thoughts and observations in no particular order-
You drop this rig to the bottom and once you are on the bottom you then take half a turn on your reel.
The sinker does not contact the bottom so chances of getting hung up are low.
You fish a strip bait or butterflied whole bait.
I have not seen a difference and I don’t think it matter. However you want something that smells and stays on the hook.
You want to make sure your bait is NOT spinning. You want your bait to flutter along the bottom. Presentation is key.
No need for jewelry. Keep the lights, rubber dildos and all the other junk off these rigs. No need for it. Leave that stuff home.
Setting the hook is simple. Wait for your rod tip to pull down. Throw your electric in gear and start winding up. That circle hook will get pulled into the corner of the fish’s mouth. Game over.
Tangles are simple. A snip on either end of the the rig and start pulling the ends through.
Please no crimps. Knots make this rig effective with regards to tangles. Less time tangled? More time fishing. More time fishing equals fuller coolers.
Will this rig work on a private boat? I don’t know. Remember we have 20-40 baits in the water. It creates action under the boat. It’s a different scenario. Time will tell.
Overall I witnessed my anglers catch bigger fish with this rig. Plus more of them.
Your bait use along with fiddling in re-baiting will be cut down.
If you are looking to load up on rosefish or small snappers this is not the rig to do it with.
If you know me I am not the kind of fisherman who jumps on the newest and greatest stuff. I like to observe and see how things play out. The above rig is a game changer. Take that to the bank.
Someone asked me this morning how we are catching those queens snapper? I told them about this rig and and slo-pitch jigging. Those two things make me look like I know what I’m doing!
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