Saltwater Rigging Basics
- Attach a 3-way swivel to the main line using a clinch knot.
- To the bottom-facing swivel ring, tie a stretch of monofilament (1 to 3 feet)
- To the end of this line, tie a pyramid sinker.
- Tie your leader line and hook to the remaining swivel ring.
What’s the best bait for pier fishing in saltwater?
Top 4 Saltwater Fishing Baits
- Shrimp. Shrimp is a go to bait for saltwater anglers.
- Shellfish. Lots of different species of fish eat shellfish like clams, mussels, or crabs.
- Cut Bait. Cut bait has a strong aroma which is a key way to attract saltwater fish.
- Bait Fish.
What is a paternoster rig?
The paternoster rig is a multi-hooked bottom fishing rig best used from an anchored boat or a pier when there’s not much tide running. Slack line should be avoided with this rig, as a biting fish will feel the resistance of the lead and drop the bait, long before it can be registered at the rod tip.
Do I need a sinker with a lure?
There are several reasons why you might need to add weight to your lure or get your hands on a fishing sinker: Weights enhance your lure’s anchoring ability. You can cast your line to greater distances with sinkers. It reinforces the sinking rate and ability of your lure and line.