The Split Shot Rig is a very popular live bait rig that works for so many different types of live and cut bait. Anglers also use this rig a lot with soft plastics such as plastic worms, minnows, lizards and more. It is a simple rig that consists of a split shot as the weight and the hook.
Best Baits on a Split Shot Rig
You can use a variety of baits with a weightless rig, but here are some of the best.
Lizards & Creatures
Minnows & Jerkbaits
Live or Natural Baits
You can use any live or natural bait on a weightless rig. The fish would obviously have to be in the shallows or very high in the water column for this technique to work. Take a look at our fishing with live bait section to learn more about these baits.