Have you ever felt overwhelmed when walking into a fishing aisle at a large retailer? It can be hard to know where to start when there are literally thousands of hooks and lures of all styles, colors, sizes and more.
Soft plastics are themselves just as complicated. Since they are one of the most excellent tools in a saltwater fisherman has, there are likewise hundreds of shapes, colors, and more. Understanding how to rig a soft plastic fishing bait will help you better wrap your head around the concept as a whole and make a more informed decision about what will work best for you. A solid understanding of these methods can also be the difference between a slow on the water and a great one.
These are the hooks we personally use and recommend for soft plastic bait fishing. Always experiment on your own to see what works for you.
There are also pinch weights and DOA hot heads that make great accessories to your baits/hooks. With hot heads you just push the hooks through the heads the same way.
I recommend you start with something like the DOA C.A.L. Shad Tail soft bait with a 180 bounce jig-head.
The same applies for the Weaveless Mission Fishin Jig-Head. You just take the weed guard and attach it to the hook.
I recommend you use the Exude™ soft bait for this type of hook. The Exudes have slots designed for the hook that help guide you through the process.
You can add weight to your lure with a pinch weight. You literally just pinch the weight onto the hook to allow it to sink at a different weight a give you a different action.
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