A good bait can be a great bait, but only when it’s presented properly to fish. And to present baits most effectively, you have to know how to rig them for specific situations and species of fish.
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These five rigs are killers for a variety of species, and can be used with natural baits as well as soft-plastic lures. Experience is the best teacher, so anglers should experiment with them under various angling conditions and for different species, using an assortment of baits and lures. Learn to rig them and how to work them, and fish-filled trips are sure to follow.