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carter
09-02-2010, 10:43 PM
I have seached but have not been able to find it.
Carter

CrappiePappy
09-03-2010, 03:14 AM
I have seached but have not been able to find it.
Carter

A "Ky Rig" (aka KY Lake Rig) .... is a bell sinker attached to the end of your line, with one or more leaders/hooks attached to the line above the sinker.

This rigging technique was made "famous" by Crappie anglers, fishing KY/Barkley Lakes ... originally used to slow troll flats & stump beds during the prespawn period. The idea was to use the sinker to "find & hold on" the stumps/brush, leaving the leaders/hooks well above the cover & still within the strike zone of the fish.

... cp :cool:

GCD
09-03-2010, 04:52 AM
This thread has a picture.

http://www.crappie.com/crappie/main-crappie-fishing-forum/84197-what-kind-knots-ky-rig.html

The rig works best for me on a slow drift while keeping the sinker in contact with the bottom. I use a 1 oz sinker.

carter
09-03-2010, 05:50 AM
Thanks
Carter

Cane Pole
09-03-2010, 08:24 AM
here is a Ky "rig".:p

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/War%20Eagle/IMG_1110.jpg

creekslick
09-03-2010, 08:32 AM
here is a Ky "rig".:p

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/War%20Eagle/IMG_1110.jpg

Now Tom that's a Tennessee Rig.:p

GCD
09-03-2010, 08:33 AM
That boat looks too skinny for a fat man!:p

Cane Pole
09-03-2010, 08:43 AM
That boat looks too skinny for a fat man!:p

I am more buoyant, and solid that's all.;)

fishingpox
09-04-2010, 10:42 AM
and flambouyant...;)





I am more buoyant, and solid that's all.;)

shipahoy41
09-04-2010, 10:51 AM
here is a Ky "rig".:p

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/War%20Eagle/IMG_1110.jpg


Tom that is funny. I like your rig. It like the original Kentucky rig that started this thread will catch a ton of crappies.

"G"
09-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Here is a Mississippi rig, Lol. :D

shipahoy41
09-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Here is what you are looking for.

This is a basic Kentucky rig
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/KentuckyRigs-1.jpg

A drop shot is a variation on the Kentucky rig
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/dropshot-1.jpg

This is the palamar knot I use to tie the hook on
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/palomar.jpg

CrappiePappy
09-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Where exactly did this diagram come from ??

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/KentuckyRigs-1.jpg

I'm just curious as to why the author thinks a 1/0 or 2/0 hook is the size needed :confused:

I mean, dang man .... biggest hook I use for BASS FISHING is a 1/0 :eek: :p
Just exactly what size minner would you have to have, to survive being impaled on a 1/0-2/0 hook :D

Are you sure they didn't mean #1 or #2 Aberdeen :confused: A #2 hook is as big a hook as I use, on a jig or a plain hook .... and I've caught Crappie close to three pounds on that size hook.

... cp :cool:

Cane Pole
09-04-2010, 01:09 PM
Big hook = big fish.;) I use a 5/0 monster hook bassin'. I got proof on the wall to show it works too.:)

GCD
09-05-2010, 09:57 AM
Where exactly did this diagram come from ??

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/KentuckyRigs-1.jpg

I'm just curious as to why the author thinks a 1/0 or 2/0 hook is the size needed :confused:

I mean, dang man .... biggest hook I use for BASS FISHING is a 1/0 :eek: :p
Just exactly what size minner would you have to have, to survive being impaled on a 1/0-2/0 hook :D

Are you sure they didn't mean #1 or #2 Aberdeen :confused: A #2 hook is as big a hook as I use, on a jig or a plain hook .... and I've caught Crappie close to three pounds on that size hook.

... cp :cool:

I guess whoever drew that up didn't want to be bothered with catching a bunch of dinks.

"G"
09-05-2010, 10:04 AM
Your probably right GCD.....you know Shipahoy don't want to catch any dinks. :D

shipahoy41
09-05-2010, 06:51 PM
[QUOTE=crappiepappy;1256046]Where exactly did this diagram come from ??

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd100/shipahoy41/KentuckyRigs-1.jpg




It was in an In-fisherman mag almost 11 years ago. As I remember that article also mentioned that you should use a #4 or #2 hook if you use that rig for crappie and a #6 or #8 hook for bream or shellcracker. I think that drawing has been around the block a time or two. I mean it is probably older than me but the concept remains the same. Suspend some hooks above the sinker and use the sinker as the depth finder. Keeps your offerings a specific distance off bottom.

"G"
09-05-2010, 06:57 PM
Mike, that is one of the first rigs that I learned when I was a kid.....have used it many, many times since then.....its a good set up.

shipahoy41
09-05-2010, 06:59 PM
G3. You are right. I hate to catch "Dinks" as Babe Winkleman says. Usually my jigs I use to catch crappie are a 1/16 or a 1/32 and If I am using a minnow under a float setup I will use a #4 hook. The lawless pinmin you see in my siggy is about 1/64 for a very slow fall with a #4 hook. Makes it easy for the crappie and the shellcracker to inhale it.

I prefer the dropshot with a jig on a loop knot over the ky rig but that is just me.

Fisherman_Wantabe
09-05-2010, 07:03 PM
here is a Ky "rig".:p

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z157/Tlewis38344/War%20Eagle/IMG_1110.jpg

How do you keep that boat so clean :confused:

"G"
09-05-2010, 07:06 PM
G3. You are right. I hate to catch "Dinks" as Babe Winkleman says. Usually my jigs I use to catch crappie are a 1/16 or a 1/32 and If I am using a minnow under a float setup I will use a #4 hook. The lawless pinmin you see in my siggy is about 1/64 for a very slow fall with a #4 hook. Makes it easy for the crappie and the shellcracker to inhale it.

I prefer the dropshot with a jig on a loop knot over the ky rig but that is just me.

I like the Capps and Coleman rig when I spider rig.

Nightprowler
09-06-2010, 08:08 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll46/Nightprowler64/TamdenKentuckyRigs-1.jpg