Speed-rig a squid

Squid can be trolled on a rig similar to a live-bait king rig to take mackerel.

Any angler who can twist-together a wire live-bait rig for fishing with menhaden can make a rig for trolling squid.

The rig consists of 24 to 36 inches of No. 5, single-strand wire ahead of a 6-inch length of No. 5 single-strand wire with two No. 4x strong treble hooks. The luminous, green bead provides additional attraction, but it also serves the vital function of reducing water pressure on the tail tip of the squid to help it stay on the hook at the relatively high trolling speeds needed when running at the same spread with some hard-plastic, deep-diving lures.

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