Fishing Rigs

How to Rig Cut Bait for Catfish in Current

Rigging cut baits for channel catfish is an excellent way to target a bigger class of fish over other natural baits (like worms) and dipbaits. Red River of the North catfish expert Ben Olson walks us through his time-tested setup for fishing cut bait in current scenarios.

Olsen details his entire tackle selection and rigging strategy ranging from sinker, swivel, line recommendations and why he prefers using circle hooks. Of particular interest, his mainline and snell line choices virtually eliminate losing the whole setup when you get snagged. This saves you money and time otherwise lost spent rigging.

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