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Thursday, January 10, 2008

• C-rig a Crankbait

Here's another tip that really isn't much of a secret anymore. When you think about a Carolina rig, what comes to mind? Plastics, right? Let's step outside the box for a moment. Put something that floats and wiggles at the end of your C-rig. Yep, a crankbait. Hmm...Smithwick Rogue too. Do whatever you want with the leader, but make sure it's a suspending/floating lure. In other words, your leader length can vary. You want your lure to suspend at the depth that the fish are at. If you know the bass are right at the bottom, you may want a short leader. If the bass are suspended a few feet off the bottom, you will want to make the leader a little longer.

If you look on page 18 of the September/October '08 issue of Bassmaster Magazine, you'll find Kelly Jordon's deep cranking tips, including a crankbait C-rig. It sounds as though he only uses this rig "in a pinch." Jordon starts out using a 1oz sinker and ties on a two foot long leader to the swivel. He also recommends taking the front treble hook off the crankbait if you find that it gets tangled up in your line. Another way he recommends avoiding a tangle is to slow the cast down as the rig is falling.1 Great tips.

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1. Jordon, Kelly. "Here's How To...Carolina rig it." Bassmaster Magazine. September/October 2008, Volume 41 No. 9: pp18.