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River Fishing a 3-way rig?

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I have a river pretty close to me that I started fishing this year. I got hooked when I was pretty much just there for casting practice and hooked into a 3+ smallie on my white spinnerbait! I misplayed her and lost her at the shoreline (which sucked), but was amazed at the fight she put on - in word,... BALLISTIC!

My question to you all, I have read a lot about using a 3-way rig in current which keeps your bait in the striek zone longer. Have any of you tried this? If so, what lures have you used?

Thanks for your input!

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The three way rig really is for live bait. I don't use live bait because it usually has a higher mortality rate, it isn't very sporting, but most of all, it's just plain boring.

I suggest you forget the 3-way and live bait, keep throwing your spinnerbaits. I suppose you could use the 3-way for soft plastics, but I can't imagine it's more effective than casting them upstream and drifting/dragging them into the strike zone.

Hope this helps! :)

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Not trying to argue, but the articles that I have read about these rigs is for crankbaits most of the time. I just read one about using a jetdiver as the "weight" with a flatfish. Granted that was all about Luhr-Jensen marketing their products.

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I fish live bait for stripers on a 3-way swivel, but no lures.

Give it a try and post your results, there's nothing to lose!

8-)

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I have thought about a drop-shot, but just not sure how that is supposed to work in current. Do you want a weight light enough just to slow down the lure or one that will hold it in place and let you control how fast it moves with the current?

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HMMMMM next time im out on my local river the Murky Mohawk or the Hudson ill test this out. The thought of it sounds like a possibility but with the current id probably throw in a manns -1 or a stick bait something that wouldn't dive to much. I mainly use the 3way when Im Striper fishing in the hudson with live Herring.

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Not trying to argue, but the articles that I have read about these rigs is for crankbaits most of the time. I just read one about using a jetdiver as the "weight" with a flatfish. Granted that was all about Luhr-Jensen marketing their products.

Well, give it a shot then.

I still think you'll be better served throwing the crankbait without the "rig".  K.I.S.S.

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