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How long should a double minnow rig be #10643268 02/24/15 04:11 PM
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How long should I make my double minnow rigs and how far should hooks be apart any thoughts would help.

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Re: How long should a double minnow rig be [Re: Jig'nJerk'n] #10643340 02/24/15 04:27 PM
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If you want to cover more of the water column say around bridge pilings, hooks about 24-28" apart. If you're fishing deep water with fish holding near bottom, most people have the hooks about 18-20" apart. Also depends how you make the minnow rig. With one hook on bottom, then sinker, then second hook, about 20" is good. The length of the top hook leader makes a difference also. Too long a leader and the minnow tangles the line easier or twists the line. Leaders about 4-6" have worked best for me. Some people rig the top hook like a drop shot, but I don't like that setup. When a crappie tries to inhale the top minnow, the line prevents the minnow from getting deeper into the mouth. Crappie can spit it out very fast; usually before I can set the hook. Just my 2cents


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Re: How long should a double minnow rig be [Re: Jig'nJerk'n] #10643687 02/24/15 06:00 PM
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Thanks for the info I made my top leader shorter than that I will go back and make them longer

Re: How long should a double minnow rig be [Re: Jig'nJerk'n] #10643729 02/24/15 06:16 PM
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I usually to 1.5 - 2ft


Re: How long should a double minnow rig be [Re: Jig'nJerk'n] #10644028 02/24/15 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jig'nJerk'n
Thanks for the info I made my top leader shorter than that I will go back and make them longer

A short leader 2-3" isn't going to be a problem.


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