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Thread: Best Rockfish Rig ?
Feb-26-2012, 09:11 PM #1
Best Rockfish Rig ?
Rockfish season is coming up in a few days, and i was wondering what is your personal favorite rig? I would be using braid, but im 16 and i don't really have a job right now, so im sticking with the Mono. I used to use gagnions when i was a little fisherman, but the 2 hook limit now restricts me from doing so. What rig should I use? I was thinking two long shank rockfish hooks on the dropper loop with scampy tails threaded on them, and a jig on the bottom.
Feb-26-2012, 09:32 PM #2
I like a diamond jig for a weight and a hook above that with gulp and a piece of squidDerek
Feb-26-2012, 09:40 PM #3
Diamond jigs are $$$ if you snag and lose them all the time. Just go to Home Depot and get some rebar cut them up to about 10 inches and safety wire yourself an eye loop to tie your mono to. Two 4/0-6/0 hooks and you are good to go. Use a really crappy knot to attach the weight so it breaks away when snagged so you still get your fish. Rinse and repeat.
Feb-26-2012, 09:41 PM #4
Its accualy not too expensive for me. I pour my jigs, cost me less than a buck.
Feb-26-2012, 09:45 PM #5
Be careful on your math......2 long shank hooks on drooper loops and a jig on the bottom = 3 hooks (illegal).
I like 2 long shank circles, called Mustad E/Z-Baiters on drooper loop (I tie with a spider hitch or double surgeon's ) and I use re-bar for the weight.
Squid, Octopus tentacles, Pismo clam and shell-on Shrimp.
Have fun. I'm looking forward to some codding too.Join The Marlin Club of San Diego Today. Preserve Our Angling History and Future. Since 1931.
Feb-26-2012, 09:48 PM #6
Feb-26-2012, 09:51 PM #7
fish 2 3/0 light circle hooks with red gulp mullets, all you need to limit out
Feb-26-2012, 09:55 PM #8
I like the E/Z Baiters for the deep stuff (250-360). I think they stay on the hook better as they spin to the surface.
They can pop off as they spin up.
Swiveled hooks would be the best, but way over kill for our codding.Join The Marlin Club of San Diego Today. Preserve Our Angling History and Future. Since 1931.
Feb-26-2012, 09:58 PM #9
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