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    cut bait/ finger Mullet

    What do people use more, only really used corncob size mullet (cut bait) what about the finger mullet and if so, what's the best way to place the finger mullet on your hook,
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    Fingers can be cut diagonal to make 2 baits. Slant the cut from the top angling toward the bottom cutting the bait into 2 equal pieces. Hook the head from the bottom up between the eyes. Cut the tail from the second piece, and run the hook once from one side to the other, Never run a hook back through a second time, it will cause it to spin when it is cast and when it sits on the bottom.
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    finger mullet work great in a lot of situations... I like using finger mullet on a bluefish rig... the kind with the bobber and removable double hook. Absolute killer on the blues.
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    actually

    that would be a mullet rig as its called but Snag is right, it's killer on blues and possibly pups and sometimes drum will take em I'm told.
    Basically a float with a wire you run through the mullet with 2/3 of a trebel hook hidden against the body of the bait.
    Very effective
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    Little tip on the mullet rigs...

    Keep some bread ties or twist ties in your tackle box and tie the shank of the hook to the body of the mullet at the narrow part before the tail. That keeps the short strikers from working the hook off, causing you to loose your bait. I seem to have best luck with the ones with a green float (blues) or red float (pups).
    One taste of the bait is worth the pain of the hook.

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    I thought Snagster was talking about a Hatteras Bug or Doodle Bug rig. When I do use a bug rig, I fillet the finger. If I use fingers for drum (means I can't get bunker or mullet/whiting heads), I will switch between what Longcaster said and fillet some of the larger fingers.
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    Wheat..
    Thanks for correcting me... you are right it is a mullet rig.

    How does the twister tie come into play... I did not quite understand...

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    Twister tie on the mullet rig...

    keeps the little blues from working the two-prong hook off the wire of the rig. Basically, you stick the wire through the mouth and out the vent. Then you slip the two-prong hook through the wire loop and embed the top prong in the mullet. The other prong should stick out straight below, kinda like a rigged ballyhoo. Use the tie wrap as "insurance" wrapped around the body of the fish at the narrow part where the hook is embedded. Some guys use wire ties, but I like the twister ties better because they conform to the body of the fish.

    The blues up here in DE and down in Hatteras have gotten smart enough to work the hook off the back when nipping at the finger. Then, you reel in a float with a wire and no bait and no fish. Do this enough and you have plenty of mullet rigs but no hooks.

    Also, when rigged this way, not necessary to jerk to set the hook for blues. When you feel the bite, just put a little tension on and keep reeling and you will hook up as the blue keeps biting at the mullet. You can fill a cooler this way when you find a good hole.

    Another way to use finger mullet on a two-hook bottom rig such as a toothpick rig (short, cylinder-shaped floats) or a torpedo rig (cigar floats) is to cut the head off and slice an inch or so down the backbone like you are going to filet, but leave the meat attached to flap around. Hook through the side that isn't cut. You will kill the blues this way, I think they like the motion of the bait. I have also caught pups this way.
    One taste of the bait is worth the pain of the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 525mag View Post
    Use the tie wrap as "insurance" wrapped around the body of the fish at the narrow part where the hook is embedded. Some guys use wire ties, but I like the twister ties better because they conform to the body of the fish.

    I don't get it man??? Sorry to be so thick headed about this... maybe I should have a few beers and then I might understand... Are you putting the tie on the fish or the hook?

    Uhhh.. Bueler.. Bueler... ??


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    Maybe this will help

    You are correct, I have several of these with lost hooks! Thanks for the advice!






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    RDT has....

    replacement hooks of all sizes for that type rig.

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