Alabama’s state bird is the Yellowhammer Woodpecker. Now they have an official state bass fishing lure.
The Alabama Rig is bass fishing’s latest innovation and the idea is drawing thousands of views from interested anglers. Tyler Brinks has recently posted his thoughts and opinions over at TBrinks Fishing, so I wanted to see what my viewers had to say.
The idea is simple: A “hookless” crankbait body is attached to five wire leaders. At the end of these leaders are swivels that allow you to connect your favorite swimbaits, grubs or other soft plastics. Heck, why not try some spinnerbaits on for size too?
The idea is novel simply because many anglers are targeting schools of bass in the fall. Instead of having one lure in the water, you now have the ability to catch up to FIVE bass in a single cast! Just ask Paul Elias, he won $101,500 at Lake Guntersville with a four-day bag of 102 pounds, 8 ounces. Go ahead, rub your eyes once more.
We would love to hear what you have to say about The Alabama Rig, so don’t hesitate to chime in here. Even though I wanted to pull a purchase, Washington State has the following rules in place that would make me have to come up with my own “homemade” version as to not go over three seperate hooks.
Washington State Freshwater Rules
“Hook and line angling only. Barbed or barbless hooks may be used, and a hook may be single-point, double, or treble, but not more than one line with up to three hooks per angler may be used”.
How about you? Are you willing to spend nearly $30 for bass fishing’s latest craze?