This Economy Shark Rig is professionally assembled, twisted, and crimped and it is ready to fish right out of the bag with minimal bait prep. Shark rigs work best when the bait is fresh and locally caught. Using standard shark baits, such as bluefish, mackerel, and other oily fish will work best to attract sharks since these streamlined bait-fish allow for an easier hook-set.
For best results, hook the bait-fish through the eyes or through the bottom lip up to make the bait more streamlined and prevent it from spinning. Adding a skirt over the bait also works well since the combination of both can be used as a means to attract the shark’s attention, while at the same time, concealing the hook.