Catfish Rigs for Drift Fishing

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by Whistler, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

    Original post made by William Sipes(Riverrat) on April 21, 2002

    This is the rig Drifter uses when drift fishing for catfish. After seeing some of his pictures he's posted, there is no doubt in my mind it works.

    Now, what I call the secret to drift fishin for blues: Look at the image of the rigging below. It is designed to accomplish 3 things:
    1) Virtually snag free
    2) Slip weight (just above a swivel) to soften the feel to the fish and prevent line twists.
    3) As you drag the weight across the bottom, the float holds the bait up off the bottom a foot or so. You don't drag the bait to death and it holds the bait right up there at the level blue cats roam the bottom.