Rigging Tips And Techniques
You know how to rig these weedless style Texas rigs, but want a few
extra pointers on other methods of improvising it for a variety of
circumstances, and/or with fishing it to catch more fish?...
Well, we have some of the best advice and a list of
alternatives for this awesome Texas rigging technique to help you land
many more fish to put in your boat live well.
Free Sliding Sinker and Pegging
Leaving the weight as a free sliding sinker on the fishing
line allows for some really nice action with the bait. But, if you feel
that the action may not be what the fish are attracted to, you can peg
1) You can put on a bead
stopper in front of the weight. The
is shown with a red plastic rubber
2) Or, another quick and easy way is known as pegging.
Pegging is done by inserting a splinter of wood, most often a
toothpick, into the hole of the head of the bullet weight until it is
good and wedged, and then breaking it off inside of it.
Methods Of Fishing The Texas Rig
There are a few techniques for fishing a Texas rig. First, keep in
mind to always have a good eye and feel of your fishing line,
especially as the bait is decending to the bottom right after you have
casted it out. Fish will often attack it on the drop so be aware of any
subtle tick or slight movement of the line.
One of the most common ways is by making a simple cast and
slow retrieve, also known as crawlin'. Cast the lure out into the water
and allow for it to sink to the bottom, then slowly retrieve it back.
Another way is by letting the bait rest on the bottom with
your rod tip pointing down. Then smoothly lift your rod tip up, then
drop it back down and reel in the slack line. This method can be also
be done by manually using your free hand to pull the line away from the
rod, releasing it and then reeling in the slack.
By shaking and jigging your rod tip, and varying your retrieval rate
from fast to slow and pausing at times, will give your lure
presentation a bit of a neurotic action of dancing and swimming like a
wounded prey. As a matter of fact, this freshwater fishing technique is
one of my most
favorites to use with the weedless Texas style rig.
Flippin' is a very productive technique for targeting such species as
largemouth bass. As you move along weedlines, shorelines, rip rap,
brush and other notable cover that is known to hold fish, pitch
your bait into the key pockets and let it sit for a couple seconds,
give it a twitch or two, then pull it back out. And simply continue to
repeat this as you make your way along.
By the way, if you don't yet undertand how to set
up a Texas Rig,
then go ahead and use the link to have a quick look to see a step by
step demonstration of rigging it. And be sure to check out some of our
other freshwater fishing
rigs that may interest you.
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