Inshore Spec Rigs
Captain Judy Helmey
“Kicking Fish Tail Since 1956!”
124 Palmetto Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31410
912 897 4921 or 912 897 3460 fax
August 6, 2007
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Inshore Spec Rigs
These rigs can be purchased at most tackle stores. They are small painted jig lead head type rig. The provided hooks are simply look like regular jig heads. After reading the instructions on back you will find that after adding the sinker that the “Spec Rig” is a two-hook type bottom rig type. It’s easy to set up and simple to use. All you have to add is a sinker, bait, and you are ready to fish. There is more news…. It’s very inexpensive. Not only that but it’s an old time fishing rig that is considered a “well kept secret” by many fishermen. Now that you have this information, go buy some as soon as possible. I am using Betts “SPEC RIG MAGNUM.”
The rule of thumb when using this rig is a simple one. It’s great to use when just plain old bottom fishing is on your mind. The best bait can be anything from shrimp to fish. The secret is to not use large pieces of any type. Large baits in this case effects the way the rig is retrieve and won’t get you must action. This is rig is prefect for using with light tackle main line.
Spec Rigs can be used as a simple bottom rig or as one that is cast out and retrieved. When using as a bottom rig all you have to do is bait it up and drop it. Believe me if a fish is there they hit it. Another way to get a better chance at a hook up is to “cast away.” Pick any direction from your position and cast your rig as far as you can. You need to make sure that you don’t throw your bait off. Once it sinks to the bottom take the slack out of the line and pause. Then retrieve a bit, pause, retrieve more, and pause. This type of retrieval gives any fish in the zone, time to act. As far as what you might hook up “this fish list is long!” Give this style of fishing a try!
About The Author: Captain Judy Helmey
Company: Miss Judy Charters
Area Reporting: Inshore and Offshore Savannah Georgia
Bio: Miss Judy Charters provides Inshore fishing, Offshore fishing, and Gulf Stream fishing charters. Whether it's sport fishing for the serious angler or a leisurely day for the family, we have the trip for you. We have been fishing in Savannah, Tybee and adjacent waters for over 50 years. We have the knowledge for your inshore and offshore fishing adventure. Take a look inside, you will find current fishing reports by Captain Judy and pictures of the many fish we catch here in Coastal Savannah Georgia.