How to make a bottom rig


How do you set up a bottom rig?

Chunk Bait Bottom Rig Setup

  1. Attach a 3-way swivel to the main line using a clinch knot.
  2. To the bottom-facing swivel ring, tie a stretch of monofilament (1 to 3 feet)
  3. To the end of this line, tie a pyramid sinker.
  4. Tie your leader line and hook to the remaining swivel ring.

What is a bottom rig?

The rig is very basic, composed of a barrel swivel, 5′ to 10′ leader and a hook. The main line attaches to one end of the barrel swivel while the leader is tied to the other. A small bead is placed on the leader line followed by an egg sinker.

How do you make a rotten bottom rig?

Rotten bottom clips

The one in the picture to your left is known as a rotter. and you simply tie 1 to your rig body at point 1 then you attach a weak line from the rotter to your lead weight at point 2. Then just before you cast you attach the lead to the rotter clip (point 3).

Does the sinker go above or below the hook?

Many times I use a 3 way swivel. I used a long leader for the hook for live bait and a short leader for the hook if the are crabs stealing your bait. I also use sliding sinkers, sinkers with a hole in it. The line goes through the sinker and the hook on a long leader goes on the line below the sinker.

What is the best bait for bottom fishing?

Bucktail jigs, spinners and live bait are among some of the best bait for bottom fishing. The dragging motion causes the lure to bounce along, stirring up small clouds of sand or mud.

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How much weight do I need for bottom fishing?

Never use more weight than is absolutely necessary to get your bait to the bottom, or to the depth you want to fish. Any extra weight simply makes it harder to feel a fish bite, and much more difficult to cast. Cranking a 12-ounce weight up from 130 feet of water after you lose your bait gets real old, real quick.

What is the best fishing knot?

Palomar Knot

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