Hi fellow AMFisHers! This post is about having your rod’s rigged and ready to go, I re-visit this topic here and there due to lot’s of questions I get from people about how to switch out baits quickly, or how they should approach having more than one rod setup.
As you can see in this picture below I have a bait rigged up on each rod I am going to use that day, WHY well it’s simple if there is not game plan for a fishing outing you will spend most of your time with you face down on your tackle box looking for your next bait to try and that is nothing but a waste of time.
If you have multiple rods like I do you start with developing a game plan for your outing, this includes how many rods you will take with you, what baits you want to use that day, these are the two key things that can make or break how many fish you catch.
A game plan allows you to review your top bait’s for the day which is crucial as it is always best to have them accessible right away should you need to change something up quickly, especially if you only have a couple of rods. Then by having them already pre-rigged on your rods it makes things that much simpler, example you get a missed strike from a pike on a large crankbait, chances of that fish hitting that same bait again are not bad at all BUT if you had a soft plastic swimbait tied on that is slightly smaller but have scent built into if already rigged on a rod you can grab it quickly cast it out and possibly catch that missed fish!
I can tell you how much time this saves you on an outing, especially if you are using leaders as well as it makes switching out baits very easy. In the end there is no point in having 4 to 6 rods with you if you are going to take time setting each one up throughout the day, far too much time is wasted that way so take a few minutes the night before put all your starter baits on and be ready to catch fish the second you hit the water!
Hope you found this post helpful and thank you for taking the time to read it.
The AMFisH guy…