TROPHY™ FISH FINDER BAIT RIGS aka “SLIDER RIGS”

Click to EnlargeFish Finder Slider Bait Rigs are made for fishing bait chunks, crabs, clams and worms plus livelining baitfish and live eels. They can be used in both fresh and saltwater, from boats, shoreline, surf, jetties, piers and docks.

These rigs allow a fish to “take” your bait without feeling the pressure of the weight. Available with Octopus, Baitholder and Circle hooks. It is an ideal rig to use with a circle hook.

TOURNAMENT TROPHY™ FISH FINDER SLIDER RIG

Designed and fabricated specifically to allow live baits to swim naturally or your cut bait to float freely. The rig will easily pivot at the strike of a fish and permit you to apply pressure from any direction without failing. This is especially important with large hard fighting fish and fish that have a tendency to “jump.”

Tournament Trophy™ Fish Finder Slider Bait Rigs are available with 60 pound (27.2 kg) test clear Momoi Hi-Catch® Monofilament or Swaged on 150 Lb test Crane Barrel Swivel with Spring Loop Line Protector 50 pound (22.7 kg) Seaguar® Fluorocarbon and the hook of your choice attached by a traditional full Snell knot (picture ) for assured strength and direct pull. The terminal end is designed for maximum shock, extreme pressure and pull on the barrel swivel, leader chafing protection and quick changeover by a unique fabrication of “offshore” components. These include a Spring Loop Line Protector through the eye of the black 150 pound (68 kg) test Trophy™ Crane Barrel Swivel crimped on with our Aluminum sleeves. Leader lengths from 6 inches to 4 feet (15.2 cm to 1.22 meters).

STANDARD FISH FINDER SLIDER RIG

150 Lb Crane Barrwl Swivel - Palomar KnotStandard Fish Finder Slider Rigs are made with 60 pound (27.2 kg) test clear Momoi Hi-Catch® Monofilament. The Crane Barrel Swivel is attached to the terminal end with a Palomar knot rather than line protectors and aluminum sleeves. Leader lengths from 9 inches to 5 feet (22.9 cm to 1.5 meters). Also available up to 12 feet (3.66 meters). Price on Request.


Set of Three, Includes...

Each rig includes a Heavy Duty (Braid Proof) Fish Finder slide with 150 pound (68 kg) test DuoLock snap, plastic beads (black or red) which allow the Fish Finder to slide freely. You place the Fish Finder on your main line or shock leader. Coiled and packed in a heavy duty (4mm) re-sealable clear plastic pouch.

 

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Andrew Ragati — Striped Bass (Rockfish) 46 Pounds - 49" Long, ½ mile off Lavallette, NJ

Andrew Ragati — 87 Pound Black Drum, U.S. Coast Guard Pier, Sandy Hook, NJ
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Al Adam — Redfish (Red Drum), Outer Banks, NC [ Released ]

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Dr. George De Franca — Striped Bass (Rockfish) 46-½ Pounds - 49" Long "Quick's Hole" off Cuttyhunk, MA

RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZES & TYPES

Baitholder Gamakatsu Circle Gamakatus Inline Circle Owner SSW Mutu Special X Strong Circle Octopus

The type and size of the hook is dependent on the type of fishing and the species of fish you will be targeting.

Circle hooks are ideal when fishing from a boat or a fixed position such as the surf or a jetty. Do not immediately set the hook when a pickup is detected. Allow fish a short run before applying full pressure. In order for a circle hook to work properly the fish must pick up the bait and make a turn away. Circle hooks set themselves over fish's lip through the jaw (picture ). Do not bury the hook's point and barb in your bait, it must be exposed (refer to Circle Hooks "Centripetal Acceleration" on StriperSurf.com for more information).

State of Maine State of Maine: Effective April 16, 2013 Fishing Regulations for Striped Bass and Bluefish stipulate that Inline Circle hooks must be used when fishing with bait in state waters. NO OTHER HOOK TYPES ARE ALLOWED. 2014 Maine Striped Bass Regulations Go to Website - 2014 Maine Marine Recreational Sportfishing Regulations Go to Website

Octopus and Baitholder hooks: The choice between these "J" type hooks is dependent on your bait. Baitholders are ideal for small baits such as clams, crabs, squid and worms. Octopus hooks are good for large chunks.

Hook Plating (Color): All hooks have NS Black plating. Occasionally, we may supply hooks with Red plating. There is really nothing special about red since it is the first color of the spectrum to disappear underwater. Anything you may read about red hooks being superior is just marketing hype.

Hook Sizes: Most people use smaller hooks than they should. The following are the basic recommended sizes for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black or Red Drum.

Saltwater or Freshwater
Hook Type
Size Saltwater
Hook Type
Size Freshwater
Hook Type
Size Black or Red
Drum Type
Size
Baitholder 5/0 Circle (Boat) 8/0 Circle (Boat) 6/0 or 7/0 Circle 8/0, 9/0, 10/0
Octopus 7/0 Circle (Fixed) 7/0 Circle (Fixed) 6/0 Octopus 8/0, 9/0, 10/0

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TOURNAMENT TROPHY™ MOMOI HI-CATCH® MONOFILAMENT
FISH FINDER SLIDER BAIT RIGS

$16.99 / Set of Three (3) Rigs including three (3) Heavy Duty Fish Finders, Duolock Snaps & Plastic Slide Beads
Contact Us for Leader Lengths Over 48 inches (1.22 m) or Special Lengths

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU BAITHOLDER HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Baitholder hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs with 4/0, 5/0 & 6/0 Baitholder Hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU CIRCLE HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Circle hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected sizes of Circle hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU OCTOPUS HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Octopus hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected size Octopus hooks

SINGLE RIG GAMAKATSU HOOK - $6.25 EACH

TOURNAMENT TROPHY™ - MOMOI HI-CATCH® MONOFILAMENT - MIXED GAMAKATSU HOOK SETS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected GAMAKATSU HOOK SETS

TOURNAMENT TROPHY™ SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON
FISH FINDER SLIDER BAIT RIGS

$17.99 to $20.49 / Set of Three (3) Rigs including three (3) Heavy Duty Fish Finders, Duolock Snaps & Plastic Slide Beads
6 inch leader length not available in Fluorocarbon rigs. Contact Us for Leader Lengths Over 48 inches (1.22 m) or Special Lengths

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU BAITHOLDER HOOKS - SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON LEADER
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Baitholder hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs with selected sizes Baitholder Hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU CIRCLE HOOKS - SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON LEADER
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Circle hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected sizes of Circle hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU OCTOPUS HOOKS - SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON LEADER
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Octopus hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected size Octopus hooks

SINGLE RIG- GAMAKATSU HOOK - SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON LEADER - $6.79 to $7.99 EA

TOURNAMENT TROPHY™ SEAGUAR FLUOROCARBON - MIXED GAMAKATSU HOOK SETS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected MIXED HOOK SETS
150 Lb Barrel Swivel with Palomar Knot

STANDARD FISH FINDER SLIDER BAIT RIGS

$14.49 / Set of Three (3) Rigs including three (3) Heavy Duty Fish Finders, 85 Lb Duolock Snaps & Plastic Slide Beads
Contact Us for Leader Lengths Over 60 inches (1.52 m) or Special Lengths

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU BAITHOLDER HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Baitholder hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs with 4/0, 5/0 & 6/0 Baitholder Hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU CIRCLE HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Circle hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected sizes of Circle hooks

Hook Size Comparison ChartGAMAKATSU OCTOPUS HOOKS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with same size Octopus hooks
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected size Octopus hooks

STANDARD MOMOI HI-CATCH® MONOFILAMENT - MIXED GAMAKATSU HOOK SETS
Set of Three (3) Rigs - with selected MIXED HOOK SETS