River steelhead fishing rigs?

Im new to steelhead fishing, what would be the best rig? like plunking, spinners, etc…?

For big rivers, the most common rig in the great lakes area is a three-way swivel with a foot long leader to a weight and a three to five foot leader to a bait hook tipped with spawn, night crawler, or a wobble-glow type presentation. Also, a float with bait drifted in the current is very popular.

For smaller rivers, in-line spinners and other lures, even jigs, are popular.

If you know how to fly fish, there are lots of other options too.

Best bet: go to the nearest bait shop and ask them what to buy. It will be different on every river but those guys will give you the best advice.

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  1. m g says:

    For big rivers, the most common rig in the great lakes area is a three-way swivel with a foot long leader to a weight and a three to five foot leader to a bait hook tipped with spawn, night crawler, or a wobble-glow type presentation. Also, a float with bait drifted in the current is very popular.

    For smaller rivers, in-line spinners and other lures, even jigs, are popular.

    If you know how to fly fish, there are lots of other options too.

    Best bet: go to the nearest bait shop and ask them what to buy. It will be different on every river but those guys will give you the best advice.
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