Pensacola Fishing Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
871 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Why not? Yes I use a swivel and just use the front hook not the stingers. I pinch the tail all the time when bottom fishing so I just figured why not when trolling. It's not that hard, honestly I was thinking it would put a little more stank in the water. Not over thinking just trying to maximize catches and minimize twist.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
5,608 Posts
Use good swivels. I prefer ball bearing swivels over barrel swivels. Even the cheap Tsunami Wal-Mart ball bearing swivels are decent. Just be sure to give each one a test before you put it on your rig as Ive found a dud or two.

I dont dangle the hooks nor pinch the tail. I put the two stingers in the back. I mostly use fresh dead but if frozen I make sure they are thawed and straight before using. After I put them on my rig I let out a couple feet of line and run the bait through the water with my rod and look for any twist. If they test I make some adjustments and move on. Not too hard really. Its impossible to entirely avoid though.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
716 Posts
I am by no means a trolling master but every time I have left the trailing hook not in the tail I have lost my cig. Every time I have hooked both into the cig I have caught one. Well, maybe a few we're cut off at the braid but I would have to say almost all mine were caught with both hooks in the bait. I used the trailing hook method this past weekend and lost my bait 4 times. Just my experience.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top