WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN — Although warmer water means the fish are staying low, Water Gremlin, the premier American fishing sinker company, has an assortment of tips to help anglers lure the "big one" onto the hook.
According to The Gremlin, the company's beloved mascot, late summer is the perfect time to mix up the fishing routine with a few new rigs designed to reach fish at the deeper, cooler depths. Here are a few of his suggestions:
- Use a "Bobber & Leech Rig" with leeches or night crawlers on shallow rock piles. Using two sinkers – the Water Gremlin large split shot and a tiny BB shot – the bait bounces along the boulders, dropping between the rocks where the fish are lurking. To configure this rig, slide the slip bobber over the line and tie on a No. 8 short-shanked hook. Next, place a tiny BB shot six inches from the hook and the larger split shot 10 to 15 inches above. Finally, tie a rubber band around the line and above the bobber to mark the desired depth.
- The "BULL•SHOT™/Drop Shot Rig" is another way to work bait off rocky bottoms. Tie a Palomar knot to create a two‑ to three‑foot tail and attach a Water Gremlin BULL•SHOT at the end. Using a BULL•SHOT is more effective than a regular drop shot and creates a rig at a fraction of the cost. If the rig becomes caught in the rocks, tug on the line until the BULL•SHOT slides off and the bait is set free.
- The "Quick Carolina Rattle Rig" is easy and helps going after the trophy‑size bass. For this rig, place two Water Gremlin BULL•SHOTS less than an inch apart on the line, at about 18 to 30 inches above the hook, based on preference. Next, add a small bead between the two BULL•SHOTS. Work the rig with a "pump and retrieve" action to clack the bead against the BULL•SHOT. Water Gremlin includes instruction for properly placing its sinkers on the line.
- The Texas Flippin' Rig, which simply includes a Water Gremlin BULL•SHOT and plastic worm, is perfect for working cover near the shore. The BULL•SHOT sits right up against the head of the worm and is easier to use than a slip sinker because it doesn't require any other tackle to peg it to a line. A precise "flippin'" underhand cast puts this rig right into the weeds and bull rushes.
For more of The Gremlin's fishing tips, visit Water Gremlin's website at www.watergremlin.com <http://www.watergremlin.com> , become a fan on Facebook or follow The Gremlin on Twitter (@watergremlin).
Additionally, fishing enthusiasts can participate in Water Gremlin's "Take The Gremlin Fishing" photo contest. From now through September 20, 2011, adults and kids can submit their fishing photos featuring an image of The Gremlin mascot to win one of 24, $100-prize packages, which include Water Gremlin products and exclusive special gear.
More information on the contest, including images of The Gremlin can be found at http://www.watergremlin.com/take-the-gremlin-fishing-photo-contest/ <http://www.watergremlin.com/take-the-gremlin-fishing-photo-contest/> .
About Water Gremlin
Water Gremlin Company was founded in 1949, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota as a supplier of innovative products to the recreational fishing markets. Water Gremlin Fishing sinkers are uniquely American-designed and American-built to make fishing easier for one main reason — so fisherman can catch more fish. Water Gremlin products can be found at many local bait shops as well as large retailers throughout the country.