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Redneckangler



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Bait Bridles for Chopper Blues Reply with quote

When big choppers are in full on blitz mode, what you're throwing typically doesn't matter, so long as it's extra heavy duty. If they're down and I'm live lining, an adult bunker is usually too good for them to pass up. Fishing them on a bridled rig with a stinger or bitch hook practically guarantees a hookset with each bait, or keeps the bait swimming actively for long periods of time. I use this setup on other toothy critters like pike, and barracuda down south. Last weeks big blues were chomping right through 45lb. wire, so these are rigged with 80lb. Berkley Steelon, 8/0 circle hooks and Mustad 2/0 3X Strong trebles. Both the circle and stinger are crimped individually to the swivel. The circle gets hooked through the nose and the stinger can either go through near the tail, or as I prefer for a more durable bait, rubber banded near the tail. This method puts very little stress on the bait and keeps it fresh. You can slow troll as well.


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scooper47



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: Crimps Reply with quote

Are those two separate crimps at the top, or are the two hook wires inside the same crimp? I can't quite see.
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Redneckangler



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two crimps. You can wire down right from the lead hook as in the last photo with the 'cuda.
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RobO



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great examples and photos redneck!

Thanks for posting!
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flyrodder



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a sweet setup, thanks for the details redneck!
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