Fish Finder Rig

So have you ever wondered what a fish finder rig was and how the heck do you use one when surf fishing. Fish finder rig are also referred to as 8nb8 or b8n8 or in simpler terms bait and eight. Which means basically a hook a swivel and a 8 oz pyramid sinker. Now you don't need to use an 8 oz weight in most cases and it' a handful to throw b8n8 into the surf.

Carolina Rig Diagram

The Carolina Rig is one of the most versatile fish catching rigs available to fishermen. You can fish a Carolina Rig in a variety of ways, but usually it is used to target bass on flats and in deep water. The beauty of a Carolina Rig is that it allows you to fish deep water quickly with heavy weight with no effect to the fish. When a fish takes the bait it can run with the bait with no resistance from the sinker due to the line freely slipping through the hole of the sinker.

Dipsy Diver Diagram

So you’re thinking about heading out to do some deep water trolling for lake trout, walleye, steelhead, or salmon, but you don’t own downriggers and you really don’t want to spend all that money for downriggers. Guess what? You don’t need to spend all that money for downriggers you can get down there using divers like Luhr Jensen’s Dipsy Divers or their Jet Divers. Divers like the Dipsy Divers allow you reach depths up to around 70 feet just by having the correct trolling rods and reels with line counters to count out your line to reach those depths.

Walleye Bottom Bouncer Diagram

Walleye fishing is no longer going out with a bobber and minnow or just casting a jerk bait in search of a hungry walleye. Walleye fishing has evolved into a very popular tournament sport where walleye anglers will use various techniques to catch these wary fish. One of the most popular and most versatile ways to pick up walleye is by utilizing a bottom bouncer to slowly fish the bottom of a lake.

Trolling for Stripers with Bait

Fishing for striped bass is a really popular sport as of late with more and more fishermen targeting stripers in areas such as the Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, and many inland lakes around the country.Often stripers can be caught by boat trolling artificial lures such as bucktails, crankbaits, or umbrella rigs. However there are times when live bait is the cats meow for stripers and will often outperform artificial baits by big margins.Often you will hear reports of fishermen catching summertime stripers in the Chesapeake Bay “Live Lining” spot, or inland fishing with shad, alewives, or live trout. Slow trolling live bait for big stripers works in almost any impoundment from saltwater to freshwater.