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#11554829 - 04/20/16 12:25 PM C-Rig Bite
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
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Prior to last weekend I have never fished a C-Rig and must have gotten lucky and caught a fish using the technique. My question is, should the bite feel the same as a Texas Rig with the "tap, tap" that I am used to or what should I look for? I got all sorts of different tells from the weight hitting the bottom and many times it felt like the "tap-tap" I am used to on a Texas Rig but didn't really know what to feel for?

Any insight?

thanks,
Brett

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#11554834 - 04/20/16 12:28 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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convince yourself you are fishing a t-rig in your head, this way your mind won't wonder! I learned by throwing everything out of my boat but a c-rig, this way it was either learn or go home for the day. I'm really good now!

If the weight is sitting still and you feel a thump, the fish is ither slapping it with its tail or has chosen to eat the bait?


Edited by InTheClear (04/20/16 12:33 PM)

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#11554845 - 04/20/16 12:33 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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Sometimes a tap, sometimes the rod just loads up, sometimes they'll hit it on a dead run and dang near yank the rod out of your hand and sometimes you'll lose contact with the weight because a fish has picked up your bait and is swimming toward you.

Many times (at Fork at least), the tap, tap, tap are sandbass and/or barfish hitting your weight. I've found that when I'm getting a bunch of those tap taps leaving the weight and bait right there will sometimes attract a big ol' bass. Then the sandies scatter and the bass takes your bait.
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#11554851 - 04/20/16 12:35 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: fouzman]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Both make sense, thanks!

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#11554881 - 04/20/16 12:50 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Many times (at Fork at least), the tap, tap, tap are sandbass and/or barfish hitting your weight. I've found that when I'm getting a bunch of those tap taps leaving the weight and bait right there will sometimes attract a big ol' bass. Then the sandies scatter and the bass takes your bait.


+2. Most of the time I'm waiting to feel it swimming off, or loss of contact completely, before making a sweep hookset.

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#11555032 - 04/20/16 01:48 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
hornet527 Offline
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with mono or flouro main line, its seems to "load up" or get heavy. with braid main line, its more of the thump thump
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#11555493 - 04/20/16 05:45 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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General rule of thumb: Jerks are free, if something don't feel right,gets heavy, or just plain confusing........Jerk
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#11556627 - 04/21/16 09:52 AM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
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Try using a tungston weight it may help you feel the bite better

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#11556641 - 04/21/16 09:57 AM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
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Originally Posted By: Lowly Net Boy
General rule of thumb: Jerks are free, if something don't feel right,gets heavy, or just plain confusing........Jerk


I dunno at fork, I seem to hang up a lot on my "free" jerks" Causing loss of time and sometimes having to retie. I guess I need to sink my hook in the bait a bit more.

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#11556684 - 04/21/16 10:11 AM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Lowly Net Boy]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lowly Net Boy
General rule of thumb: Jerks are free, if something don't feel right,gets heavy, or just plain confusing........Jerk

I agree. You can't strike out in fishing so swing away! You might look and feel like an idiot, but as you swing more and more you'll learn quicker what a bite is vs. grass or a rock or a stump. C-rig is definitely something you have to learn. Be sure to use long hook sets so you don't short stroke any fish. Hope you figure it out cause C-rig can put a lot of fish in the boat for you.
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#11556898 - 04/21/16 11:40 AM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: fouzman]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
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Loc: Mesquite, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Sometimes a tap, sometimes the rod just loads up, sometimes they'll hit it on a dead run and dang near yank the rod out of your hand and sometimes you'll lose contact with the weight because a fish has picked up your bait and is swimming toward you.

Many times (at Fork at least), the tap, tap, tap are sandbass and/or barfish hitting your weight. I've found that when I'm getting a bunch of those tap taps leaving the weight and bait right there will sometimes attract a big ol' bass. Then the sandies scatter and the bass takes your bait.
About sums it up for me. Also a lot of people like to drag their carolina rig. Yes I do this sometimes too but in my opinion I get more bites hoping it like a T-rig. Might help you with the concept of thinking like a T-rig or not


Edited by Jaguar6 (04/21/16 11:41 AM)
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#11557074 - 04/21/16 12:57 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Sometimes a tap, sometimes the rod just loads up, sometimes they'll hit it on a dead run and dang near yank the rod out of your hand and sometimes you'll lose contact with the weight because a fish has picked up your bait and is swimming toward you.

Many times (at Fork at least), the tap, tap, tap are sandbass and/or barfish hitting your weight. I've found that when I'm getting a bunch of those tap taps leaving the weight and bait right there will sometimes attract a big ol' bass. Then the sandies scatter and the bass takes your bait.
Wisdom. I asked the same question of Fouz some years ago, as He, Lance Vick and Krawlin47 were educating me on the finer points of C-riggin. I was incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such tremendous anglers that day, and have not put the Crig down since. It is now one of my most favorite ways to fish, and I have far more confidence in it than most techniques.

I love the C-rig. Many despise it. Regardless, it is a valuable tool to have in your arsenal. Keep fishing it. Your confidence will grow in the technique whether you enjoy draggin the ole ball n chain or not. Tight lines.
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#11557267 - 04/21/16 02:26 PM Re: C-Rig Bite [Re: Big Mouth Brett]
Big Mouth Brett Offline
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Great info, thanks guys!

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