Easiest Ways To Rig The Gold Digger Paddletail
How should you rig the Gold Digger Paddletail for instant success?
Using the simple methods described below, you can catch more fish using the Gold Digger on your next trip!
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Easiest Ways To Rig The Gold Digger Paddletail [VIDEO]
- Gold Digger 3.5” Paddletail
- 3/0 Owner Weighted Twistlock Hooks 1/8 oz.
- 1/8 oz. Saltwater Assassin Pro-Elite Jighead
The Gold Digger is a 3.5-inch black paddletail lure sprinkled with golden flakes.
Because of its color scheme, it is perfect for murky or dirty water fishing conditions.
As far as rigging these lures, there are two main ways that work the best.
That is either on a jighead or a weedless weighted hook.
Depending on the surrounding area and the type of presentation you desire will determine which style of hook you should use.
Weedless Weighted Hook
Weedless weighted hooks are best used in very shallow water of anything less than 3 feet.
Or they excel if you are trying to get close to mangroves or other intrusive structures.
Owner Weighted Twistlock Hooks are a perfect choice because of the twistlock feature and lead weight on the hook shank.
For the Gold Digger Paddletail, the ideal hook specifics are a 3/0 sized hook weighing 1/8 oz.
To start, center the spring on the hook with the center of the paddletail lure.
Then, twist the lure onto the spring.
Once the belly of the lure is facing the point of the hook, slide the hook shank into the belly of the lure.
Slide the hook up through the bottom and out of the top of the lure.
Try to keep everything as straight and centered as possible.
Finally, as an option, you can barely skin-hook the hook point in the lure to initiate its weedless applications.
As far as jigheads are concerned, anything from 1/8 oz. to 1/4 oz. works perfectly with the Gold Digger.
The weight will vary on how deep you are fishing.
Traditionally, jigheads are best used in deeper water of anything over 4 feet.
Jigheads are designed to get your baits down to the bottom faster because of its head placement.
Weighted hooks are designed to glide slowly down to the bottom.
If you are fishing around a lot of intrusive structure, you may not want to go with a jighead that has an exposed hook.
To rig the Gold Digger Paddletail on a jighead, simply slide the hook point through the center of the nose of the lure.
Continue to slide the lure onto the hook while keeping it centered.
Once the lure is securely on the jighead, you can expose the hook point and slide the lure up over the jighead barbs.
Furthermore, in terms of ideal jighead colors to use with the Gold Digger, we find brighter colors like chartreuse to work best.
Chartreuse stands out in dirtier water which is when the Gold Digger is at its best.
The reason for that is the color gold actually requires less light to flash.
In murky water, there is less light penetration which makes the Gold Digger a go-to choice.
The Gold Digger Paddletail is an essential part of an inshore angler’s tackle box.
If you come across dirty or murky water, you are going to wish you had a Gold Digger Paddletail!
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