How To Rig LIVE Mullet (For Big Redfish, Snook, & Trout Near Structure)
If you’re looking for trophy fish there are two things you’ll need:
- Big bait
Big redfish, snook, and trout like structure because it provides both food and protection for them.
They’re holding under docks, bridges, or trees waiting for an easy meal to present itself, which is a great opportunity for you to pitch a live mullet to them.
But big fish are smart and lazy, so how you rig the mullet is super important.
You want to keep the mullet looking natural, but still staying near the structure in the strike zone.
It can be tricky, but in this video, we’ve got Capt. Peter Deeks showing you exactly how to do that.
Check it out below.
How To Rig Live Mullet When Fishing Structure [VIDEO]
When you know fish are sticking near structure, or when the water is cold and fish aren’t moving a lot, this is a great way to rig live mullet.
It keeps them swimming, which attracts fish to them, but also keeps them in place, so they don’t leave the feeding zone.
To rig them effectively, first place a weight about 18″ above your hook.
The weight should match the size of the mullet.
For example, in this video, we used a 1 oz. weight with a 5-inch mullet.
Then, hook the mullet through the tail, slightly below the spine.
Hooking them in the tail keeps them swimming and attracting predators.
If you hook them in the nose, they’ll just settle down to the bottom and not move.
By tail-hooking mullet and pegging them to the bottom with a weight, you can keep the mullet in the strike zone and keep them moving to attract big snook, redfish, and trout.
Want more tips about how to catch fish with live bait?
Keep an eye out for our new course, Underwater Bait Forensics, which shows exactly how different live baits act underwater, and how you can maximize your time fishing.
It’ll be available on August 19th at SaltStrong.com/Products.
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