Need help with Fish Finder Rigs and Hooking Up
I need some help with how to use a fish finder rig on the Hudson. I fish up by Albany and Troy. I have done a ton of research on here so I have a good idea of how it works but who would know better than you guys up here catching all the fish. Currently I am set up like this. Hook, 3-4 inch mono leader, snap swivel, fish finder rig and 50 lb braided line. I cast my live herring out with typically a #4 weight. I let it sink and catch bottom. Then I strip 10 feet of line off to give the herring room to swim. I usually mark fish on the fish finder and try to target that depth. I have Redi-Rigs for the surface and fish finders for the bottom. Should I draw the fish finder tight to the snap swivel so the fish is stuck on the bottom of the river or should I strip some line out to let the fish move up the water column a bit?
Went out last night and the boat next to me nailed 6 fish in the 3 hours we were next to them. They had fish finder rigs and live herring same as us. We caught nothing. Any help would be great and I really appreciate it.
If you see a 18 foot Crestliner out there between Albany and Troy stop over for a beer and say Hi.