When most people think of bass fishing the last thing that comes to mind are bass fishing rigs. Instead things like plastic worms, the “jig and pig”, crank baits, and top water fishing come to mind. While all of these things should come to mind when you think about bass fishing, bass fishing rigs such as the two being discussed in this article should come to mind as well.
Below you will find two very effective bass fishing rigs, both of which can help any bass fisherman experience much more fishing success. The first rig, called the gang hook rig, is the best way to present live worms and other live bait as bait when fishing for bass. The second rig, called the casting bubble rig, is a way for spin fishermen to fish with an artificial fly in a very effective manner. The bottom line is that both of these rigs should be seriously considered, and should be a part of any serious bass fisherman’s repertoire.
- The Casting Bubble Rig – Artificial flies are almost always overlooked by bass fishermen, mostly because a bass fisherman usually has no interest in learning an entirely new fishing technique like fly fishing. Well when casting bubbles are used, learning to “fly fish” isn’t necessary to use an artificial fly as bait. A casting bubble rig is the perfect way for a spin fisherman to fish with an artificial fly effectively, and many times an artificial fly can be “just what the doctor ordered” on a slow bass day. As we all know bass are voracious feeders and readily feed on under (and above) water aquatic insects. The casting bubble rig is a very effective bass fishing rig that helps you fish aquatic insect imitations effectively.
- The Gang Hook Rig – Of the two bass fishing rigs being outlined in this article this rig is best used when using live bait (especially if that live bait is live worms). This rig is great for drift fishing in a river or attempting to catch bass under a bobber in a lake. A gang hook rig is a very simple, yet very effective rig. It involves the use of a set of gang hooks, which are attached to your line with a barrel swivel that is the same pound test as the fishing line that you are using. Whether you are fishing in the flowing waters of a river or under a bobber, the gang hook rig is an excellent live bait rig for bass fishing, especially when fishing with live bait
As I said, there is little doubt that these two bass fishing rigs should be a part of any serious bass fisherman’s arsenal. If they aren’t, they should be added sooner rather than later.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of JRWfishing.com and an avid angler. He has more than 25 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his five year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country.