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Old 02-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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So how many have played with bait presentation using the carolina rig in salt water?

After several trips wityh few bites and several snags in the bottom I decided to try something with my do-all go-to rig. I was using 1/2 to 1 ounce egg sinkers and would try to pay out line in an attempt to give my bait more visibility rather than have it lay in the rocks undetected.

I had, somehow, acquired several poly bags of 3/8ths inch or so cork balls.

I would thread one on a hook and push it over the hook eye like a jig head of lead.

This way, after the egg sinker had sunk, I could pay out 20 feet of line or so. I am guessing my strip/chunk baits stayed off the bottom a bit or at least they were more visible as I got a bit more hookups most days with conditions similar to those when bait sat on the bottom and tangled in the bottom structure.

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Interesting! Might have to try something like that, thanks for posting!
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In a slow or moderate current with a little tail action, that could be good.
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I was thinkin' the current was too slow to keep the strips and chunks from quickly settling into the bottom... I just wanted the least little buoyancy to give me some different presentation...

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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Default Used asimilar method for rainbow german brown trout

As mentioned i used similar with fresh water trout and catfish but we were using canadian crawlers and injecting them with air so they float off bottom worked great don't know if there is a bait that can be injected with air for saltwater species or not since i' new to the area.
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i like fishing that kind of rig with a floating soft plastic bait on an unweighted worm hook or if things are really slow a floating or suspending rapala. Seems to work well in fresh and slat water.

You can also take the hooks off of a deep diving crank bait and tie a shallow running crank bait behind it. that big bait will get down and bump the bottom and that little bait following is killer.
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great post im gonna have to try that sometime
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Sorry... that link is to my logo I tried to put as my signature... I never took pics of the corked rig... that was many years ago and just wanted to share the idea... It looks just like an ol' fashioned jig head though...

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #10
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i like fishing that kind of rig with a floating soft plastic bait on an unweighted worm hook or if things are really slow a floating or suspending rapala. Seems to work well in fresh and slat water.

You can also take the hooks off of a deep diving crank bait and tie a shallow running crank bait behind it. that big bait will get down and bump the bottom and that little bait following is killer.
I have used a hookless Hellbender with a trailer for years. Here in Texas trailing a small pet spoon is a killer for white bass, hybrids and stripers.
Should work in salt water as well. The h-bender will dive 15-20' depending on how much line is let out.
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