Catfish Basics #069 – Short Strikes – Carson Pierce

One of Carson Pierce’s favorite baits is skipjack heads. However, over time he realized that sometimes he was missing the bites on heads. After some consideration he remedied the situation by altering his rig.

Now if the bite is not aggressive and he is missing fish he uses a snell knot to  add a second circle hook below the first one to take a second but smaller bait. The distance between the two hooks is determined by the size of skipjack head he is using.

With the new rig tied, he pins the head on the top hook and adds a small piece of fillet on the bottom hook. His experimentation has proven this rig to catch more fish when they are not biting aggressively.

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