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Old 10-27-2019, 11:34 AM
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Default Length on 4 hook deep drop type rig for mutton snapper

What's a good length and hook spacing to make a 4 hook rig for snapper? Probably 200 feet deep, not sure if that matters much. Normally I use two hooks around 12 inches apart but I want to try to get more fish on each drop if possible. Or at least have better chances.
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What's a good length and hook spacing to make a 4 hook rig for snapper? Probably 200 feet deep, not sure if that matters much. Normally I use two hooks around 12 inches apart but I want to try to get more fish on each drop if possible. Or at least have better chances.
Muttons?
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Single hook rig for muttons. Way too skiddish to double up.
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Not here, well at least not during this migration.
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Where is "Here" I want to be there to catch Muttons on a chicken rig
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Originally Posted by Jack Hexter View Post
Where is "Here" I want to be there to catch Muttons on a chicken rig
Me too!!!
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Originally Posted by Jack Hexter View Post
Where is "Here" I want to be there to catch Muttons on a chicken rig
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Originally Posted by Jack Hexter View Post
Where is "Here" I want to be there to catch Muttons on a chicken rig
#metoo
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6'+ ball bearinf swivel , but getting it down= a trick 2 avoid tangling...
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Nah I'm gonna make this like a deep drop rig. I'll let you guys know what happens. I'll make a couple with 4 hooks, 3 hooks, then 2 hooks just in case. I know for sure I can catch two at a time when the bite is on.
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Nah I'm gonna make this like a deep drop rig. I'll let you guys know what happens. I'll make a couple with 4 hooks, 3 hooks, then 2 hooks just in case. I know for sure I can catch two at a time when the bite is on.
I have been chasing Muttons for over 32 years for my customers. My boat has caught more than most.

If you can make this work then a job offer is in order.

Good luck

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How about hook size, they can occasionally be 10-15 lbs but more than likely around 6.
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Hook size would match the bait. We have used as small as a 3\0 circle on smaller live/dead baits and up to an 8\0 circle on larger baits/plugs. We use Pilchards, live/dead ballyoo, goggle eye plugs, pin fish, bonita strips, etc (depending on current). You are going to want a 15 to 20ft leader minimum. Some people down (Miami) here like to use 60lb pink ande but I like 30 lb flouro. Depending on current and if you are anchored I would use a knocker or a small 3 way. Keep all terminal tackle to a minimum size, lightest weight to get down and dont have it bumping on the bottom.
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Nah I'm gonna make this like a deep drop rig. I'll let you guys know what happens. I'll make a couple with 4 hooks, 3 hooks, then 2 hooks just in case. I know for sure I can catch two at a time when the bite is on.
Have you done this before or just think you can make it work. Seen a lot of mutton rigs, never look like a deep drop or chicken rig thouh. Good luck, let us know your resuts

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Yes I have, well I've successfully caught two at a time but haven't tried with more hooks. Normally we'd use 2 hooks and put them about 2 feet apart.
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I'm surprised no one has asked, what region are you in.
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Southern Caribbean is where I'm gonna fish em if they migrate through this year.
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You don't think sharks will be a problem with multiple fish on a rig? Shark takes a single hook rig with a fish on it you just re-tie and send another bait down, shark takes a 4 hook rig you're out the whole rig and those fish. Not sure where you are or how bad sharks are there but just can't see a multi-hook rig for muttons working around here. Heck even when I'm catching muttons in the bay here in Miami the sharks tend to show up and take their tax.
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Nope. They must be pretty wiped out. Last year we caught 0 sharks, year before I think we caught one but that was in a different location.

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