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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New approaches to perch fishing - Part 2 of 3

The newly awoken interest in new methods and techniques for perch fishing is going to set new standards during the coming year. Influences coming from bass fishing mainly in the United States grow bigger, we have so much to explore! We are already in the progress of reforming and adapting a lot of techniques into our own. Let me guide you through some of the rigs and techniques that have already gained some public attention in a very short period of time.

The Carolina Rig Another great technique is Carolina rigging. The main difference between a T-rig and a C-rig is the space between the hook and the sinker. A swivel stops the bullet shaped sinker from running down all the way to the offset hook. This makes your bait suspend or free float and gives it a more natural and non-spook appearance.

Carolina rigging is mainly a search method; dragging and feeling the bottom structure by maintaining a steady retrieve. The bait will kick and swim as the sinker hits rock, gravel and other structure. It is also a great method for lethargic fish as the bait presentation is subtler and the sinker is not as visible for the fish. Compared to the Texas rig, the C-rig works better on flat and medium-structured bottom, gravel bars and humps.

Leader lengths can vary and there are some points that should be taken into consideration. A typical leader is 30 to 50 cm long. Clear water and tricky fish often means longer leaders. In situations where the lakebed is covered with grass or weed a leader as long as 150 cm can be very effective. The bait will suspend over the weeds without ever getting snagged.

A glass bead or force bead between the sinker and swivel can also be used when Carolina rigging. The clicking sound often attracts fish from far away.

Same softbaits used on a T-rig can be used on a C-rig.

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