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Basic rigs – free running ball sinker onto the hook.

 

ball sinker down onto the bait.

I have found that over the years that this particular rig would have to be one of the least that has been used when it comes to bait fishing, and this I find very strange. The ball sinker that slides directly down onto the top of the bait would have to be one of the most effective rigs that I use.

It doesn’t matter whether I am fishing out of a boat in shallow (50cm) for bream, trevally, flathead and whiting or deep water (50 metres) for snapper, trevally or mulloway and off the shore, the rocks or the beach I have found that this simple rig is extremely effective. The main thing that I have found to getting it right is that you need to get a combination of a number of things correct to make it work.

For instance, if I was targeting bream or trevally off the rocks I would need to take into consideration the following: the type of bait I am using, the outfit I am using, the wind conditions, what’s the swell and white water conditions like, what type of bottom I am fishing over and how far I may have to cast. You get all this right and you will catch fish.

 

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