Carolina rig

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The Carolina rig. Various soft plastic fishing rigs and methods have evolved through anglers targeting specific fish species.

The Carolina rig is a plastic bait rig similar to the Texas rig, but with the weight fixed above the hook, instead of sliding down to it. The Carolina rig is suitable for beginning fishers.[1] This specific rig is designed to help fishermen catch bottom feeding fish, particularly bass fish.[2] When placed in water, bait attached to a Carolina rig will move in a circular motion. Bass are attracted to this movement and are therefore more likely to bite the lure. The Carolina rig also provides benefits for colder seasons. The heavy weight on the rig allows the bait to reach deeper waters, where fish typically stay in winter months.

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  1. ^ "Rigging Up, Not Wigging Out" (PDF). Texas Parks & Wildlife. Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Carolina Rig: Everything You Need to Know". Hunting Fishing Gear. Hunting Fishing Gear. Retrieved 23 October 2017.