The weightless rig (also known as the “free lining rig”) is very common when fishing for fish higher up in the water column. You will notice that the picture to the left displays a hook and line. That’s all it is. No weights, bobbers, swivels, etc. Most anglers use this rig when fishing in shallow water, but there are many anglers that will free line a decent-sized live bait over deeper water as well depending on where the fish are in the water column. This rig is a popular rig for using soft plastics for bass and live baits for many different species of fish.