How to make your own "heat shrink tubing stiff rig stinger hooks" EASY!!!
Easiest rigging possible for squid. Plug and play, easy as hook it in the mantle, toss it overboard and it swims perfectly. EVERYTHING eats a squid!
Came back inshore from grouper fishing to troll by a wreck and giant bait ball. The stinger hook on the Chin Weight makes it happen again.
Snelled (cable) stinger hook (made to fit the Chin Weight) - Eliminate the "short strike" with a stinger hook. Made for wahoo and king fishing, but great for tuna and dolphin. Swims a ballyhoo or squid perfectly.
How to Rig a Ballyhoo on a J Hook Chin Weight
Precision crimping cable over pins for making stinger hooks in various sizes.
Making a stinger hook assembly using 175# cable.
Rigging and skinning a squid
This video shows how to properly rig and bait a Crab Decoy Jig using live and frozen cigar minnows.
This is a detailed video of how to make your own replacement stinger hooks. This works for both J and circle hooks. The material is 250# (Red) Power Pro braided line tied in a three-loop uni on the shank of a 7/0 O'Shannesy style hook. Works great for all the grouper/snapper complex, cobia, striped bass and other species.
North Carolina Decoy Gag Fishing: How to Catch Grouper using a Crab Decoy Jig.
How to use the Squid Decoy Jig on simple heavy duty bottom tackle: "super clean" fluorocarbon bottom tackle.
Tying a loop knot for bottom fishing grouper, using the 12 oz. Squid Decoy Jig.
Live baits like jigged-up cigar minnows are candy for grouper, while squid and cut baits will fill the box with big black bass, triggerfish, and various other bottom-hugging species.