|Spider Rigging aka, tight-lining, vertical trolling, fishing with
a lot of rods, etc "No matter what you want to call it, our rod
holders help you do it better"
Putting more rods in the water is no guarantee that you will
catch more fish. But, if you are already catching fish then
why not increase your odds by 8 times or more?? Before
spider rigging 8 rods on your boat make sure you are in
compliance with local and state laws (some states limit
fishermen to 2 poles each).
If you're using the right bait and fishing at the proper depth,
spider rigging will definitely help increase your catches.
Spider rig set up
Before setting up your boat make sure that your rod holders
will not interfere with the boat operation, trolling motor,
seats, lights, etc. Also, make sure rods can be easily
reached and your line will not wrap up in the trolling motor
propellor. Many spider riggers use long rods (10-18 ft) to
keep lines out of the trolling motor and keep from spooking
fish with the boat, especially if the fish are shallow.
You can vary the method depending on how you are fishing.
If you're slow trolling you may want to "push" jigs or minnows
in front of your boat.
If you're anchored or fishing on a point (brushpile, stakebed,
etc.) you may prefer to "fan" the rods to cover a larger area.
Here are a couple of the easy
to learn and fast to tie rigs
when you're on the water.