For those of you new to trout fishing, you mat need you know how to rig Powerbait? After reading this article you will understand the best way to rig Powerbait to help you catch more fish. The first thing to understand is what I mean by the term "Powerbait". When I refer to the word Powerbait, I'm referring specifically to any synthetic bait that is purchased in a little jar. There are many manufactures who produce these kinds of baits, and the choice of which to use is up to you. All that's really important is that your bait floats.
The fact that your bait (whichever brand you use) floats is of the utmost importance to your rig. Powerbait is best employed while still fishing in lakes, or water with very little current. And the fact that your bait floats, means that your offering will be floating above any underwater debris that could cause you problems. When choosing your Powerbait, just make sure that it floats, and you'll be good to go.
The terminal tackle that's needed to rig Powerbait properly is pretty simple. All you'll need are small egg sinkers (1/4 to 1/2 an ounce), small barrel swivels (size 10 or 12), and pre tied gang hooks (size 8 or 10). Your gang hooks don't have to be pre-tied, you can tie them as needed, it's just that doing this is a pain in the butt. And your Powerbait itself, which again, is your choice.
Begin by grabbing the end of your line and slipping on one of your egg sinkers. The amount of weight will vary, depending on conditions such as wind and depth of the water. Now tie on one of your small barrel swivel. Your swivel will act as a "stopper" for the sinker and prevent line twist. Now tie on your pre-tied gang hooks. At this point add enough Powerbait to each hook to completely cover said hook. Now your rig is ready.
Simply cast this Powerbait rig into the water and allow it time to sink to the bottom. Now set your rod against some sort of immovable object (like a forked stick, rock, or tree). At this point, slowly reel in any slack line, until your line is completely taught. Now it's time to wait. If you're fishing in waters that have been stocked with trout, it shouldn't be long. When your rod tip bounces, you have a bite.
My normal rule of thumb is to wait a half an hour to forty five minutes and if I get no bites, reel in, check the Powerbait and re-cast. The bottom line is that this Powerbait rig is extremely effective. Doesn't it make sense that offering twice as much bait would be twice as effective? Well it most certainly is.
Another great tip is to make sure that you're fishing when the trout are the most active. This is accomplished by understanding a little about the weather and moon. These two forces have an amazing impac6t on the behavior of fish, and using this information to your advantage pays huge dividends. Start using the weather and moon to your advantage and you will become a more successful angler, it's as simple as that.
Now that you know how to rig Powerbait, get out there and give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
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