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Whiting bottom rigs

gatortroutchampgatortroutchamp Posts: 160 Deckhand
Can someone post a picture of what your whiting bottom rig looks like.  I will be fishing from a boat and not the surf.  Size sinker, length and size of leader, type and size hook, etc.


  • Sea-SquatchSea-Squatch Posts: 2,117 Captain
    If I was fishing from a boat, I would just use a 2oz egg sinker rigged above about a foot of 20lb mono leader. Whiting have a pretty small mouth, so I'd tie a 2/0 j-hook to the end. You may have to go heavier on the egg sinker, depending on the current that you're fishing.

    Look up Carolina rig for a picture of this kind of set up.

    Hope this helps, and good luck!
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,786 Admiral
    What Sea-Squatch said about the hook style. Either that or a Kahle style as my experience with a couple of styles of circle hooks on whiting is that they are not effective. Though, there are a lot of styles of "circle hook" out there so may be one that does work better.

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