Mangrove jack and estuary cod become more frequent catches in rivers and estuaries in the warmer months. These fish like the meanest, gnarliest structure, which gives them both refuge and ambush locations. They commonly dart from the structure, engulf prey and head straight back into the thick of it, in the blink of an eye. Anglers need to get their offerings extremely close to the structure to elicit the strike, so having an offering that is unlikely to foul on structure is a major advantage.
Weedless or snagless rigging allows you to get your offering very close to structure and work the lure through or over the snag without fouling up. There are many ways to achieve this snag resistance for your soft plastics, but one of the easiest to use is the TT SnakelockZ rigs. They have a changeable weight system, plus a moulded locking device, which holds your plastic in place. This avoids the head of the plastic pulling back along the hook after a tail strike. Let’s look at how to effectively rig up, using these weedless rigs.Reads: 551