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    Posted: 05 January 2012 at 5:27pm
just wandered if anyone had a link to a good bass rig

im hopefully gonna go out tomoz and try for a bass but i dont know what rig to use so if some one would link me to a diagram then i can copy it 


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Likewise. I'd be interested in what sort of rig and size hooks to use.... ?
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simple running ledger, bout 4/5ft in length, 20lb flouro carbon, either a single hook or pennel if say your using whole squid.

keep it simple as most of the bass will be with in 20/30 yards out feeding on the washed up limpet and shellfish etc. if theres limpet on the beach bunch it up on a single hook and flick it out.




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The running ledger rig:

This is a highly versatile rig that can be used to target a wide range of species and be used with a range of baits such as worm, live bait, mackerel fillet. You can target a range of fish. For example you can use this rig with a size 1/0 or bigger hook with a live bait on such as Joey Mackerel or whiting for Bass or Cod. Instead you could try it with a size 2 hook and lots of beads and sequins for flounders and plaice or 10lb line and size 6 hooks with a bunch of red rag (harbour rag) for mullet from the beach. On thing is important and that is to set your drag or hold on to your rod if your after a big fish otherwise you may lose it. If you use it with a live bait it will allow the fish to move around and giving off vibrations of a distrest fish whereas if you use worm of a static bait it will lay on the bottom and flow in the tide. The picture below demonstrates how it would flow with a live bait on. Hook the live bait through the top lip. Another positive about the rig is that bite indication is very good because the hook length is in direct link with the mainline. The only limitation of it is that generally its use with one hook. Although you can add more hooks along the snood which can be deadly for flatfish.

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The design is simple and this is why it is so versatile. once you have threaded your mainline through all your rods eyes make sure you pull an extra few yards off the spool to allow you some movement. Thread a weight cilp up the mainline, this can be a genie clip or an american snap swivel. After this thread a bead up the line and tie the loose end to a swivel. After that tie your desired hook length and line strength to the other end of the swivel and then tie your chosen hook size to the other end of the line. You can add beads, sequins and spoons etc befoe you tie on the hook depending on what fish you are after.




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2 hook flappers for me every time.

when fishing with limpet close in, you tend to get alot of crap in the breakers, often masking the hook,with a two hook flapper at least you still have a hook free if one gets covered, like Hugh says, 20/30 yards catches you fish, i like to fish 5-10 yards when the water is just starting to settle... you be supprised how many fish there are within touching distance
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I'm amazed at how close in u say they are, I would never have thought that they would be do close, I assumed if u couldn't cast to the middle of the Chanel u wouldn't catch anything decent


Thanks for all the advice guys, really appreciate it


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Fantastic. Will give both these a go nearer in. I think i've made the mistake of trying to hoof it out there every time!
What size hooks for Bass? 5/0?
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Ok so I'm gonna make up some rigs. All I've got for bait is mackerel , what would u say is the best way to hook the bait.

I mean do I use the head, the tail, fillets ect and how do I put them on

Sorry about all the stupid questions
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hey mat,hugh is 110% right simple is without a doubt a big bass rig his rig is perfect for close in work right in behind the breakers,as i will be showing you next friday,only thing you should not be without is circle hooks(ask 2muchweed2fish ;)) you cannot go bass fishing from the shore without them(unless like hugh said your using whole squid then 3/0 with alot of hook showing, points totaly proud of the bait.
 
ok now on to where your fishing off a pier im guessing your going to be using livebait aswell,then tie your weight on the rig body about then crimp-bead-swivel-bead-crimp fix about 2ft above the weight,then finnish with your main swivel,off the crimped swivel tie 3ft of flurocarbon of around 20-30lb only that high because your going to have to lift the fish up the peir or net it + bass will almost always head for snags to free there selfs,so remember its strike and hold on for life to keep it away from these :). use sakuma size 6/0 or 8/0 they are very light and just hook it through the nose of a pout not to big if you can help it. 
 
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matty theres no such thing as a silly question we all have to learn some way or other.

mackeral, cut the fillets of each side and cut again length ways. if fishing for bass close in use a nice size bit and hook it several times so it runs along the length of the hook if that makes sense. i wouldnt use elastic as i like the natural look.

after big storms the bass will be under your feet. whole squid, mackeral head and guts or just plain mackeral fillet close in should give you a chance.

its a waiting game tho, you could wait 5/6 sessions but if you hook one its likely to be a goodun.

if i were you guys fish one rod big bait 10 yards out, use a second rod like ray says with a 2 hook flapper and smaller hooks, lugwormm, ragworm or limpet should see you catch a few smaller bass or whiting.

casting 500 yards is a myth, yes it helps to cast 150 yards in daylight when the waters clear but when its dirty and rough 10/20/30 yards is enough, fire out smaller baits tho on another rod might see you hook a codling or 2, as they tend to be out further 80 yards plus sort of distance.



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