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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: offshore bottom rigs Reply with quote

Hello all-

I'm trying to get started with some offshore bottom fishing - of course grouper tops my list, but I will have to pick my days to get out far enough for them. And while this wind machine is cranked up, what better time to tie some rigs!

I have seen 2 basic types - single drop with an inline insker and 2 drop with a sinker on the bottom and 2 hooks just above it.

Is there an advantage of one over the other? I expect that I'll be bottom fishing more for black sea bass, triggers, etc - but would love to have multi-purpose rigs that I can also use for grouper. This being said, it seems like the 2 drop rig is the way to go so I can change sinker weights, but hate to pigeon-hole myself if this isn't the best style to use for grouper.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- the inline sinker one is a big Carolina rig
- the 2 hooks with a sinker below is known as a chicken rig or 2-hook drop rig

We use both on our boat, but I prefer the Carolina rig, esp since we use big live baits for Grouper fishing. The 2-hook rigs are good for frozen & cut baits for bsb & triggers, etc. I've caught tons of snapper & grouper species on both rigs tho. Anyway, just *my* 2 cents.

Take a look at this too: http://fryingpantower.com/content-22.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR- I'll second what blueoceaneyez said. One thing I'll add is that I use 200lb test on my grouper rigs(carolina) and 100lb on my black bass/snapper/etc rig(chikin). Grouper don't care what test your fishing so they'll hit the 100lb stuff too. When I "target" grouper I just like the 200 for the extra abrasion resistance if the fish pulls into the rocks. Hope this helps and good luck to you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Grouper Rigs Reply with quote

Parker, can you tell a difference between mono and fluoro? I've used both and can't tell th difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matador, I use the mono cause it's cheaper. I think a grouper is gonna bite it if he's hungry, whether you use mono or fluoro. Trout is another strory......fluorocarbon all the way!
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