How To Rig A Carolina Rig – 10 Bass Pros Reveal Their Secrets

how to c-rigToday’s post is all about how to rig a Carolina rig. With so many different versions and setups around we thought you might like to know how the guys that make a living fishing use the C-rig.

The Carolina rig is one of the fish catchingest (?) lure presentations ever invented, yet many anglers don’t know the best way to rig it or get the most out of it. In today’s post, 10 tour level bass pros reveal their tips for rigging and fishing the c-rig and also share some secrets they use to maximize its effectiveness. Enjoy!

Micheal Neal

Michael Neal is a rising superstar in the FLW Tour and is a tremendously versatile fisherman. Listen as he breaks down preferred way to fish the Carolina rig and see him catch a hog in the process! Tools mentioned and used in the video are his Lews reel, his line of choice in Sunline and his bait of choice, Big Bite Baits.

Mark Davis

Mark Davis is a longtime veteran of the BASS and FLW trails and former Angler of the Year and Bassmaster Classic champ shares his version of the Carolina rig and the tools of the trade. Mark uses Lews rod and reels, Seaguar line and Strike King lures.

Jeff Kriet

Jeff Kriet is another veteran bass fisherman and is known as a very good carolina rig fisherman. “Squirrel” as he’s called is very consistent and cashes a lot of checks on tour.

Brandon Lester

Another rising star in the bass fishing world is Brandon Lester. He is a very good teacher and breaks the technique down perfectly.

Scott Martin

If you know anything about bass fishing then you already know who Scott Martin is. The son of legend Roland Martin is also a very good teacher and is able to explain the Carolina rig setup so anyone can understand.

Ott Defoe

Off Defoe up until last season was known as one of the best anglers to have never won a major event. The “River Otter” catches everywhere and seems like he’s always in the top 10.

Mike Iaconelli

What can I say? He’s a former Angler of the Year and Classic champ, but Mike Iaconelli can also explain techniques and scenarios so the common man (or woman) can understand and use.

Russ Lane

Russ Lane is a steady performer on the bass circuit and is consistently making the cut. He is known as a power fisherman but is also a very good ledge fisherman, which is where the Carolina rig excels.

Marty Stone

Pro angler and Major League Fishing host Marty Stone has a great time in this video using the C-rig and catches some nice Lake Falcon bass.

JT Kenney

Mr. Okeechobee himself, JT Kenney breaks down the C-rig as he uses it. Known as a Florida grass and mass fisherman, he has adapted to become a very good offshore angler also.

I hope this helps you understand not only how to rig a Carolina rig, but when to use it and how to get the most out of it. It is a fish catchin setup when the conditions are right and can cover tons of water. Tight Lines!

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