Rigging options

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If you look at the pack, Berkley suggests you use a belly weighted swimbait hook. This is a fine place to start with the larger 4-inch version, but I personally prefer to use a jig head with both the larger version and the smaller 3-inch version. Reason being, I’m usually using this swimbait in open water around suspended fish.

Now if I plan to fish around vegetation or wood, I will use a belly weighted swimbait hook to make the bait weedless. Or I’ll use an EWG hook with a bell weight which is essentially the same thing as the belly weighted hook. The main difference is that the bell weight is allowed to swing freely on this alternative rig and that motion exaggerates the action a bit.