rig for grouper

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Brokejeep, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Brokejeep

    Brokejeep Senior Member

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    I need to know how to rig up for large grouper etc.
    How do I make the rig, connect the hook and weight?
     
  2. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

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    for bottom fishing use a big swivel with the sinker above said swivel on your main line and tie to swivel and the use a 4' to 6' leader of mono with at least 100# and tie it to swivel on the other end and then tie a hook on the other.

    Grouper Rig
     

  3. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    if your fishing oil rigs i would use a long(15-25ft) 200-300lb mono leader. or wire.
     
  4. Grifft

    Grifft Senior Member

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    The link Spiney gave you is pretty good. A lot has to do with:

    1. How deep will you be fishing? The deeper, the heavier the line you'll use to minimize the stretch.

    2. How big are the fish you're targeting? Bigger fish = bigger tackle. The fight is one in the first 10 yards -- get him away from the structure and you've just about home.

    3. How much current? Grouper are lazy and usually won't venture away from the structure that gives them a break from the current. More current, use a longer leader.

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  5. awesum

    awesum Senior Member

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    I went over to the tent sale Roy's had going this past Saturday morning and Rick and TJ were there with some awesome looking grouper leaders.

    I think there were two leaders in the package for about $14. Made from high quality components you couldn't make them yourself for that price.

    Check with OTI.


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  6. Aggie82Josh

    Aggie82Josh Senior Member

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    Here you go...unless you would rather just make them yourself.

    GROUPER
     
  7. bigscrnman

    bigscrnman Senior Member

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    20 oz bullet weight tied direct to main line, followed by 10-15ft of minimum 200# leader, 12/0 to 14/0 circle hook loaded with a magnum live bait. I was shown this rig in venice by Capt. Damon with super strike and have used it sucessfully on BIG gouper and AJ. Simple,cheap,effective......
     
  8. Brokejeep

    Brokejeep Senior Member

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