Capt. Rush Maltz, Co-Host of Local Knowledge and full-time Key West fishing guide offers this quick video demonstration of how he builds a basic bottom fishing rig.
“This rig can be used all over and despite some variations in leader and hook size, is a tried and true bottom fishing rig,” said Capt. Rush. “I like to use a longer Seaguar fluorocarbon leader if the bottom isn’t too rocky. I often use fluorocarbon for snapper fishing as they can be wary and our water is very clear.”
- 5/0 Mustad circle hook
- 40# Seaguar Fluorocarbon
- Medium size barrel swivel
- egg sinker (size depends on current and depth)
This rig will catch bottom fish no matter where you fish it!