Ultimate Rig For Catching Large Quantities Of Baitfish
How do you find it best to catch baitfish to use as bait for fishing?
What is your go-to baitfish rig setup?
Check out the ultimate rig for catching large quantities of baitfish down below!!
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Best Setup For Catching Baitfish
This type of rig is perfect for catching pinfish, pigfish, grunts, croakers as well as any other type of baitfish that will strike it.
You can tip this rig with anything from squid and shrimp to Gulp! or FishBites.
To set up this rig, you will need leader material, Eagle Claw Aberdeen size 8 hooks, and a bank sinker at the end.
It is easiest to use this type of weight because you are attaching it to your line via a loop that can easily be changed out for different weights.
Traveling With This Rig
If you are traveling with this rig already tied up or you are using a Sabiki type rig, there is a chance the rig gets hooked to its surroundings or to you.
To prevent that, just hook the hooks onto each other to prevent them from piercing or attaching to anything around them and to protect the rig itself from breaking.
You can use the loop on the end of the rig to secure the hooks and keep tension on them so they are not flying around during transport.
To begin, you slide a hook down the tag end of the line.
That tag end will be where the weight of the rig finally is attached.
When you thread the line through the hook, you want the hook point to be facing the tag end of the line.
You want to thread the hook down depending on how many hooks you want to include in the rig.
This can range from 2-6 hooks.
Once you have the hook placed where you want, tie a basic overhand knot.
Make sure the hook is resting at the bottom of the loop in the overhand knot.
At this point, you want to pull the line together until there is a loop about the same size of the hook itself.
Next, you want to take the tag end of the line and feed it through the back end of the loop.
In order to secure the dropper knot, you need to separate the coils at the top.
A simple cheat when working with thin line is to use the point of the hook and wedge it in between the first coil.
Now, you want to perform another overhand knot through the small section of the loop next to the hook.
Repeat this process one more time.
In total there should be 4 turns with the hook splitting them in the middle.
To secure the knot, push the hook up a bit and size up the loop you want holding the hook.
Apply saliva to the knot and cinch it down to tighten.
You must repeat this exact same process for each hook you want to include in your rig.
Connecting The Weight To The Rig
Bank weights will save you time and money because of how they are designed.
The large loop on the weight makes it easy to put the weight on and take it off if needed.
The easiest way to tie a loop at the end of this rig for the weight is a double overhand knot.
Create a loop in the line by bringing the tag end around the main portion of the line.
With the doubled line, form a circle and take the loop at the end and feed it through the circle with the double line.
Repeat this process again to strengthen the knot.
Now you have your loop for attaching the desired weight to the end of the rig.
To attach the weight onto the rig, pinch the end loop and slide it through the eye of the weight.
Then take the weight and slide it through the loop of the line and tighten.
Best Setup For Catching Baitfish
The Ultimate Baitfish Rig is perfect for catching a wide variety of bait swimming down near the bottom.
When it comes to pinfish, pigfish, croakers, grunts, and more, this rig will succeed!
Be sure to tip the hooks with some sort of live or artificial bait and you’ll have live bait in no time!
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