The split shot rig is a very effective rig for using a variety of live baits and even soft plastic baits. Most anglers that fish for snook with a split shot rig will use live baits such as shrimp, pinfish, pilchards and finger mullet. You may need several split shots to get the bait down and in heavier currents, the split shot rig will not be as effective because you will need several split shots to get the bait down deeper. With several split shots, you may spook some fish and not get as many bites. The split shot rig works better in areas with less current.