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C-Rig Fishing #13563758 05/19/20 04:56 PM
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Decent video on C-Rig fishing..............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KslIVcqdWqs


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Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: Big C] #13563796 05/19/20 05:31 PM
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Thanks for sharing! One of the best things about a Carolina rig in addition to they are easy to rig up, it can fished through a wide variety of cover / depth, and is very simple to retrieve is the often overlooked fact that it is a great bait at transmitting what is on the bottom. Many anglers do not realize the importance of using their Carolina rigs and other dense lures such as a heavy tungsten football jig in order to transmit the bottom and to feel the harder spots. Our marine electronics do give us a decent idea of how dense the bottom composition is but by using a Carolina rig with a dense tungsten weight combined with sensitive fluorocarbon line or braided mainline this technique will allow an angler to feel exactly where the harder spots on the bottom are located at which is often where the majority of feeding bass prefer to be. I always have a Carolina rig out on the deck of my boat year round not only for its ability to simply catch more fish but just as importantly to help me feel the bottom density very well and find those sweet spots which are often times isolated patches of gravel or rocky bottoms on fisheries which primarily have a soft bottoms. When combined with a sensitive rod a Carolina rig can help you feel where the bottom composition changes from soft to hard and find those small sweet spots on expansive underwater structures. Whenever I can feel my Carolina rig weight drag across a hard spot on the bottom my next cast will be aimed at that same general area to see how large that dense bottom is in size. Lures are all tools and those lures which can transmit the bottom composition well can help you boat even more bass and find those sweet spots on vast underwater structures. Great video, good luck fishing everyone!


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Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: Big C] #13563864 05/19/20 06:04 PM
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This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


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Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: texasAUtiger] #13563903 05/19/20 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by texasAUtiger
This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


I fish a c-rig a lot and a lot of the bites do feel mushy. A lot of bites you just kinda pick up on it and it feels heavy or different. Sometimes they thump it though like a jig. Best places to fish a c-rig seem to be around rocks and hard bottom

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Originally Posted by texasAUtiger
This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


For me, the bite feels the same as if I were dragging a Texas Rig. Rod tip position, lack of slack in the line, and wind usually determine how sensitive I am to the bite.

Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: Big C] #13564222 05/19/20 10:36 PM
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the bite is like a jig bite, depends if they swim off with it or not and in what direction. hook sets are free.


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thumb Great video!

Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: texasAUtiger] #13564314 05/20/20 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by texasAUtiger
This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


Drag it and pop it slightly every now and then. Will get you way more bites. Most bites on the drag are more of a pull back. You will normally feel the movement. Sometimes when we pop it, the bites more aggressive. Like a jig bite.

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Originally Posted by texasAUtiger
This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


If you aren't feeling anything with a 1/2 -1 oz weight then, yes you need a more sensitive rod. With the C-rig I don't feel mushy bites, I usually feel a thump.

Re: C-Rig Fishing [Re: MemphisBelle] #13564333 05/20/20 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by texasAUtiger
This is very helpful.

I need to learn to do this better. I find that I don't feel the bottom nearly as well as it sounds like other people do. Maybe I need a better rod.

Also, what do the bites feel like? How subtle are they?


I fish a c-rig a lot and a lot of the bites do feel mushy. A lot of bites you just kinda pick up on it and it feels heavy or different. Sometimes they thump it though like a jig. Best places to fish a c-rig seem to be around rocks and hard bottom


Best place to fish a C-rig is everywhere from shallow to deep.

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Thanks, very informative


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One of my favorite ways to fish. Thanks for the info.


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Great info-I like to slowly swim a 10” Ol monster or recon worm on a C-Rig this time of year.


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Sometimes they just load up on it just like a sinko. If it gets heavy set the hook. Where it's still touchy for me is when I'm fishing it in lots of rock, it can be hard to differentiate a bass just sucking it in and getting stuck in the rock. I usually just pause and see if I can feel any movement, but maybe there's a better way. Hook sets are free but you don't want to overdue it and potentially scare one off. If they won't hit a lizard or Big Baits worm I sometimes back off to a 7" finess worm to get bites. Got a 7'lber last week on one. Was a blast.

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Other question. Currently using an old Falcon Carolina Rig rod gifted to me by me neighbors widow. So I like catching fish on it kind of in memory. But it's an XHeavy rod. I have several H or MH rods I could drop down to and as I fish a C-rig a lot wondering if I should? Advice? In the video he recommends a M/H. I generally fish 30lb braid to 12lb floro leader.

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