The Quick Strike Rig is set up to use a hook in the front part of the bait fish (lips, head, just above the gills on top of the fish, etc.) and a second hook goes near the middle top of the bait fish. This helps anglers get more hook-ups without having to let a pike or muskie swallow the bait. The goal of the quick-strike rig is to allow anglers to get a quicker hook set when fishing with live suckers and chubs for northern pike and muskie. It also helps anglers release more fish that will survive to see another day as a result of getting hooked in the mouth and not the back of the throat. Below, you will see some of the popular baits that anglers use with a quick strike rig, however, you can use the quick strike rig with any large baits that you use.