The Deadly C-Rig
Carolina-rigging has been the favored fall tactic of pro anglers for probing reservoir structure. Some call the technique power fishing with finesse because you use stout tackle, but the action of the lure is subtle and tempting to fish. Use your sonar unit to find stumps, weedbeds, or other cover along creek channels or offshore islands. Cast a Carolina Rig with a 3/4-ounce sinker and it falls fast and starts fishing. Drag it over the area, pausing occasionally to let the lizard, tube, worm, or Jerk Shad drift to the bottom in a natural fashion. When you feel any pressure, set the hook.