Mike Gerry

Upside down Rigging

As bass fisherman all are aware sometimes you just have to be different; your arsenal of tackle seems to all be rendered ineffective and finding away to get a bite has to come with some creativity. Hence what many have referred to as the "chicken rig" I know this sounds weird but that is what it is all about, a new look that creates a bite. Yes! The Chicken Rig is upside down soft plastic bait secured to the hook with the bait head secured to the bottom of the hook.

I know what you're thinking, how can this work when most soft plastic baits are designed to fall in vertical presentation when rigged traditionally. It's a simple concept with great results; if you rig the bait with the head of the bait to the bottom of the hook you create a soft plastic rig that travels away from you at 45 degree angles when baited without a weight. Allowing you to work a grass edge from the outside and the bait slipping up under the first break where the grass or weed line ends. Take a bait and try it in clear water  and watch the bait travel out away from you and down falling at a rate slow enough to push under the weed line edge where most bass hide to ambush their prey.

It is without question a presentation that most fish have not seen and if you consider the reactionary nature of a bass it makes great sense; just think about a bait dropping directly into the face of a bass positioned with its tail under the weed and head and mouth looking out from a weed line. Imagine your Missile bait D-bomb "chicken rigged" slipping down and directly at the bass slowly but surely tempting the bass natural instinct as it travels toward the fish; the bass is cornered just like a dog in a fenced in yard and it will strike the bait in the same protective manner as the dog would.

Different, creative and tempting just what we need some times when we just have to do something different and you need a bite to complete your winning sack!

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Captain Mike Gerry

Mike Gerry

About The Author: Captain Mike Gerry

Company: Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville

Bio: Bass Fishing Guide Service Second to none. Living in the North Alabama Area since the 70\'s and fishing Lake Guntersville for over 35 years I feel the expertise offered to my customers is second to none. I challenge you to utilize my guide service and compare the knowledge, friendliness and good time on the water to anyone. I promise you no-one will take better care of you or work harder to see you have a day to remember on beautiful Lake Guntersville Alabama.Bass Fishing at its best!

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