2 hook rigs?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by CatHunterSteve, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. CatHunterSteve

    CatHunterSteve New Member

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    Do you ever use a 2 hook rig and if so under what circumstances would you decide to go with a 2 hook rig rather than a single hook? Would that be your primary choice or as a reaction to say missing several fish?
     
  2. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    This year I fish a 2 hook rig everytime I fish. I just snell a hook on then snell another on 4-6 inches above the other. Comes in real handy for using giant pieces of skipjack and works good with 2 separate baits also, live or cut. If you miss on the first bite you get a second chance.
     

  3. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    I use one all the time unless I'm using live bait. I tie a leader similar to the 2 or 3 drop rigs you buy for pier fishing, but I put my weight above the leader and a hook where the weight or the next swivel would go on the pier leaders. I make one leader about twice as long as the other. I really like using it for two different baits, especially if I'm trying out a new bait. I still use it if I happen to be using only one bait, which usually only happens if one bait seems to be dominating the others.
     
  4. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    dont need 2 hooks imo. maybe you were into some gar bro.? out of all the fish species i fish for flats are the easiest to hook. try smaller gills too, flats dont care if bait is 3 or 9 inches.
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Theres always a 2 hook rig in my rods, as with big baits fish will short strike a bait at times. That second hook turns that short strike into a fish. Use them with live bait or cut bait.
    Pete
     
  6. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I agree, No telling how many bluegills I've pulled in after a strike that was nearly bit in half.

    That second hook would have got him evertime IMHO.

    I beleive my quota would be doubled if I would have caught them all..:embarassed::eek:oooh::crazy:
     
  7. Lignum

    Lignum New Member

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    I have used them in the past, usually snelled hooks, 4 inches apart. I use them when the fish are not hitting all that hard, just hit and then drop. I have yet to land any fish on the bottom hook, perhaps it just adds some extra confidence.:eek:oooh:
     
  8. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    The only time I use tem is when im shark fishing.
     
  9. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    A buddy of mine once caught 2 cats simultaneously on a 2 hook rig.
     
  10. shanelures

    shanelures New Member

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    i use two for channels, one for flats!!
     
  11. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    IMO.Double the hooks,double the amount of hangups.I fish 90% of the time around heavy cover,if the fish are a little tenative,I give em a couple extra seconds before I set the hook.I leave enough tackle on the bottom of the river as it is!:wink:
     
  12. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I will say 60% of mine are on the bottom hook. But that is blues most of the time also.
    Pete
     
  13. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    I've done that multiple times - that can be a fight if they have any size to them. I've even had times when I would hook one of those you don't even know is on there, and then hook a keeper, and pull in both.

    I've also had experiences where it seems they must take the bait from one hook and don't get hooked, then a while later one gets the other hook. No guarantee it's the same one but it's nice to think it is.
     
  14. DTro

    DTro Active Member

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