Angling tips: plastic-bait rigs

2012-12-01 00:00

MAKING the correct choice in rig, using the right one at the right time, will ultimately ensure that you will catch more fish.

The Texas rig is undoubtedly the most frequently used rig and is by far the most versatile. The rig consists of a sliding bullet sinker that is positioned above the hook, and can also be “pegged” with the use of a toothpick or weight stopper. The neat deal about a Texas rig is that it can be fished in open water, as well as tossed into the nastiest of cover without getting hooked up. This rig is the obvious choice for anglers targeting heavy cover, with pitching or flipping techniques. It is imperative that the sinker, in this case, is pegged and the hook is carefully buried in the plastic bait. The thicker the cover, the heavier the sinker. If you are fishing in more sparse cover, the sinker should not be pegged and should be allowed to slide.

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