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Hooked: Our Never-Ending Love Affair With The Alabama Rig

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Bass fishing has never been as cool as it is when you are using the Alabama Rig. No, it isn’t an oil rig. In fact, it’s a technique you can use for fishing and catch more fish than you ever have. While there may be some legal constraints with regards to the number of hooks you can have on the rig, there is little doubt that it is an effective way to catch fish, especially during the peak season when the place is swarming with anglers.

So, what is it that makes the Alabama Rig such a favorite? Pinpointing one reason for the popularity of the Alabama Rig would be a great injustice. Thus, let’s go over five of the top reasons why you will absolutely love the Alabama Rig.

Works Great for Everyone

Having experience of bass fishing is a definite plus point and combining that with the Alabama Rig technique can deliver outstanding results. Yet, even if a person is a fishing novice, there is no reason why he/she cannot use the Alabama Rig. This is a great thing about this technique. Anyone and everyone can use it to fish. All you need to ensure is that you know how to set it up and use properly. Apart from this, there is nothing stopping you.

Works Everywhere

The Alabama Rig works great for everyone and it also works great almost anywhere. You don’t have to wait for the tide to be at a certain level. You can use the technique regardless of how shallow or deep the waters are. You don’t even have to take the speed of the current into account. The chance of scoring fish will remain the same.

Uses Any Bait You Want

There are no restrictions on the type of bait you use on the Alabama Rig. The typical design has five hooks that are submerged into the water to attract and catch the fish. You can use any bait of your choice. Keeping in mind that this method is ideal for bass fishing, it is a good idea to use plastic eye bait as the bass are attracted to it.

Easy to Control

Despite having five hooks with baits fixed on them, the design of the Alabama Rig is such that you will be able to control it easily. The reason for this is that the rig itself weighs only 3/8ths of an ounce. At the same time, it doesn’t reduce your capacity to capture large fish. The rig will withstand the pressure put on it without trouble.

Simple Design

Last, but not the least, the design of the Alabama Rig is simple. You don’t have to be an expert to set your own rig up. As long as you can follow directions and instructions, there is no reason why you cannot make your own rig and go fishing right away.

 

Photo via southernswimbait.com

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Hooked: Our Never-Ending Love Affair With The Alabama Rig