Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is all about the wacky rig and how to rig soft baits on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ls-XSQAHmH4
This is quite a unique rig but also very simple to setup, best part about it is it produces fish and plenty of them! It is mainly a slower presentation way to fish with most of your strikes actually happening when the bait is sinking or sitting still with very little movement.
You will see the simplicity of this rig in various parts of this vlog, along with how to rig baits wacky style but on a weedless hook. You can use a wide variety of soft plastic baits that are rigged this way, that will allow you to approach fishing spots with a very slow action bait which definitely comes in handy when the fishing has slowed down dramatically that day.
Simplest way to fish this is cast it out let it sink and wait for the strikes, BUT you can also add a little action to it when you need by simply lifting your tip up about one foot then lowering it down again, this will make the bait rise and depending on what bait you are using on the sink the legs of the bait, tentacles of the bait or loose ends of the worm will move back and forth through the water resistance, potentially attracting fish near by to strike.
Great simple productive rig is all I can say and when it comes to hooks you can play around with sizes from 2/0 to 5/0 all depends on what the fish are dictating that day.
Hope you found this vlog helpful!
The AMFisH guy…