Before choosing your sinker size check your rods maximum casting weight and stay under or equal to that. Use circle hooks such as the 6/0 Mustad Ultra-Point Demon circle hook. Hooked in this manner, the squid can be cast, and it tends to fish well in a strong current.A hook through the back in front of the dorsal works well for sight-casting for marlin and fly-lining for yellowtail.For spotted seatrout, pin one hook of a snelled No. Attach your live bait on the hook and proceed to clip the slider onto the mainline, during this process the mainline can be slightly slack as this will assist with the slider clipping. Pull the shank out of the tail and invert the hook, so that the point faces the underside of the shrimp. These rigs are sold pre-made. If you want your bait to roll, continue sliding the lead hook aft, until the bait has a slight curl in it. Using braid alone will give you a great cast the downside to braid is that if your bait gets hit by a good fish before the slider runs down to the shock leader, wind on or slide stopper you risk getting burnt off. 3 Mustad KVD light-wire treble hook in the shell in the segment just before the tail. Substitute a No. This keeps the hook from turning into the bait, and keeps the line out of the snapper's teeth.A Mustad Hoodlum J-hook through the back, forward of the dorsal, spurs the bait away from the boat.Placing the hook under and out the back of the mantle can help when you're experiencing short bites, as fish usually attack the squid's head first.Don't clip the tail when fishing for yellowfin tuna, because you'll want as much action as possible.Pin one hook of a snelled No. Fresh cut, whole or live bait fish such as mullet, mackerel, whiting and pilchards along with squid, crabs and octopus all make excellent baits for this rig. For those fisho's who hold the rod in their hands, "J" hooks or circles will work. The subsequent hooks will be treble hooks,” says Capt.
By simply sliding the stop knot up or down the line, you can adjust for depth. Lastly, embed the point of the hook in the tail meat. This single hook is the lead hook that goes in the bait’s nostrils or mid-back in front of the dorsal fin. To make a weedless casting rig for fishing in grassy areas, break off the tail fan and push the hook point all the way through the tip of the tail. Avoid hooking too much of the meat.Hooking the bait lightly through the breast will make it swim downward and away from the boat.Pinning anchovies sideways through the nose is good for casting, and it allows the bait to live a bit longer in the water.Hooking the bait through both jaws secures the hook better, but you will need to re-bait frequently, as the anchovy can't breathe well.Hooking the fish lightly under the skin in the middle of the back makes the bait swim away from the boat.
Hook a minnow through its lips when trolling or when repeatedly casting and retrieving. Give yourself about 120-150m of monofilament on top and the rest of your spool filled with braid.