Tim breaks down everything you need to know about rigging a carolina rig. He covers the rods, reels, terminal tackle, as well as the actual rigging of the leader and baits.
After last month’s video on Summer Worm Fishing (see it here… https://youtu.be/VsIQ2gO3oAw) we got a ton of requests for a video on Carolina Rigs.
Carolina Rig Baits we recommend…
Mann’s Jelly Worm 12″‘: http://bit.ly/2aFOwhe
Zoom Ol’ Monster Worm 10.5″: http://bit.ly/2adPtjs
Uptons Custom 13″ worm: http://bit.ly/2bntSpW
Zoom Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Keitech Crazy Flapper: http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp
Big Bite Baits Kriet Lizard: http://bit.ly/2bnu34A
Carolina Rig Components…
Strike King 3/4 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
River2Sea 1 oz Tungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Spro Power Swivel Size 2: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d
Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Decoy KG Hook: http://bit.ly/2bHhZ9a
PegX Bobber Stop: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Paycheck Baits Bobber Stop: http://bit.ly/2bwPax4
Finesse Carolina Rig Components…
Strike King 3/8-1/2 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Spro Power Swivel: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d
Trokar 2/0 Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2bwMHTr
Carolina Rigging Combo…
Rod-Dobyns Champion Extreme 795 Flip: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Rod-804C Carolina Rig: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Reel-Curado 200: http://bit.ly/2acRpsK
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX
Finesse Carolina Rig Combo…
Rod-Dobyns Champion 764C: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Reel-Shimano Curado 200: http://bit.ly/2acRpsK
Line- 30 lb Sufix 832 Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX
The Carolina Rig is a deadly way to rig a worm for summer bass fishing. When the fish are on deep structure, offshore ledges, and other open areas you’d be hard pressed to beat it. Its also a great option for dock fishing when the bass move into the midday shadows.
The idea behind the rig is to suspend a weight (preferably a tungsten worm weight) 2-4 feet up the line from the hook. This allows the bait to float above the cover without the weight holding it to the bottom. When the largemouth picks up the worm it won’t immediately feel the weight and will usually hold on to the worm much longer than with other rigs like the dropshot, texas rigged worm, shaky head, etc.
Carolina rigged worms can also be adapted for finesse fishing by changing to a lighter worm weight, light leader line, and a 1/0 to 2/0 worm hook. When using a light rig you can change to a baby brush hog, 4″ worm, small grub, or other finesse bait to catch bass when they will eat little else.
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