What’s your go to rig for river banks?

Discussion in 'Bank Fishing' started by SemperFiCatfish, May 16, 2018.

  1. SemperFiCatfish

    SemperFiCatfish New Member

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    Just curious on what your go to rig for river bank fishing. I currently use a dropper loop rig (used it a lot when I was pier fishing). It’s also very easy and quick to set up. All the others seem to need a swivel or a stopper for the weight. But I’m wanting to try other rigs and have googled them. Just wanting to know what works for you guys. Thanks!
     
  2. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member

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    no roll sinker as a carolina rig.
     

  3. Ole Okie

    Ole Okie New Member

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    Agree with Poisonpits. Sometimes it’s just the situation. Fast,calm water and ect. :biggrin1:
     
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  4. Beastly Backlash

    Beastly Backlash Well-Known Member

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    I stick with the basic slip rig.

    Mainline is 65lb braid, 80lb mono abrasion leader, 8oz bank or no roll sinker, 400lb barrel swivel, 12in 50lb mono bite leader, 7/0 Diachii circle or 15/0 Mustad 39960D depending.
     
  5. Khh27

    Khh27 Well-Known Member

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    Mustad 15/0 39960D is a big hook. Lol that's what I shark fish with.
     
  6. Beastly Backlash

    Beastly Backlash Well-Known Member

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    Same here, lol!

    But, it does very well for fishing whole live 10in+ sucker, channel catfish, white bass, etc...

    Personally, a hook that size with a wire half as thick would be much better.
     
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  7. SemperFiCatfish

    SemperFiCatfish New Member

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    I’m fishing the Missouri River where the current is decently fast. About 12 ft deep.
     
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  8. BBK

    BBK Well-Known Member

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    Carolina rig for dead baits. 3-way for live. Avoid egg sinkers in current, they roll too much.
     
  9. Fishbones

    Fishbones Well-Known Member

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    Carolina rig mostly and at times a bobber rig. I fish lakes, ponds and mid sized rivers in my area. Channels and Flatheads, no Blues available in my area.
     
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  10. Josey1965

    Josey1965 Active Member

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    In small rivers...i am going to go with a 3 way dropper loop....sinker line and bait line just about equal.

    I catch a lot of fish this way.


    Simple to rig up and fast to replace.

    I use more complicated rigs here and there but for the most part....a simple hook and sinker on a dropper loop is the best way to go if you are looking for dinner.

    I tried to find a sketch but couldn't.

    My simple rig is....

    a sinker tied to the end of my line....I make a surgeon's loop that is about equal to the length of my sinker leader.....I put a hook on the loop ...pass the loop through...pass the hook through the loop. Simple rig


    i have no idea what that rig is called but...it works well.

    Wrap some chicken liver onto the hook with magic thread and we'll be in channel cats within an hour...or we will be moving.
     
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  11. SemperFiCatfish

    SemperFiCatfish New Member

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    That’s a Dropper Loop Rig. That’s what I use.
     
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  12. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    3-way swivel or dropper loop rig. I like my weight line about 3ft and hook line about a 1ft
     
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  13. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member

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    shark fishing i use 20/0 eagle claw sea circles.
    fishing the mighty mississippi i use upwards of 2 16 ounce sinkers to hold them big baits down.
     
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  14. MattTheFlatCatKid

    MattTheFlatCatKid Well-Known Member

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    I just started using the three way rig and have a very unorthodox approach. Basically I run my main line through the eye of a swivel and tie it to another swivel. Then I tie my hook and leader to the swivel tied to my mainline. I use some cheap light mono off an old bait reel and tie my sinker to the swivel that my mainline passes through. This allows my sinker to move up and down my mainline and if I get snagged I'm getting something back. I used to use the Carolina rig and still do from time to time but this new rig has been working great!
     
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