Need Your Help - How should I rig my line for catfishing?

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  1. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    :0a21: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEST WAY TO RIG LINE FOR CATFISH. I PUT
    ON WEIGHT ,THEN SMALL SHOT WEIGHT ABOUT 1 FT FROM HOOK.
    MY NEIGHBOR SAYS HOOK ABOVE WEIGHT AND WEIGHT ON BOTTOM .WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK . TALKING ROD&REEL NOW.
     
  2. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    me i use an egg sinker first then tie a barrell swivel on. At the other end of the swivel i tie a mono leader about 2 foot long then my hook. I use the swivel instead of the splitshot because the splitshots tend to get slid down by the weight.
     

  3. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have used both and I guess it depends on the area. I have never caught a monster, but I have filled many a skillet. So I guess try both and see what happens.
     
  4. tanner

    tanner New Member

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    my setup goes like this. egg sinker, bead, barrel swivel, 1ft leader, hook.
     
  5. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Depends entirely upon the structure your fishing. Rig your line to give you the advantage. So, position of the weight in relation to the hook will change.
     
  6. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    my river rig is a 3 to 4 oz bass(bell) slip sinker, then a bead, then my hook, i let the sinker slide all the way down to my hook
     
  7. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    I rig a lot like Catchinhogs, I use a lot of live bait and I like them to move some.
     
  8. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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  9. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    These are the Two that I use.

    The first one is a common slip rig. I use leaders that arew stronger than My main line and between 12" to 18" long.

    The second one is a 3-way rig. This helps keep your bait off of the bottom andsince your weight is what usually snags you up I use a weaker drop line than my Main line. This will break loose and save your rig, just need a new drop line and weight.