Bucktail Rig

Bucktail rigs are effective for catching flounder because they allow you to move the jig around and immediately feel when the fish strikes. Anglers often enjoy fishing with these rigs because their sensitivity helps them feel more connected to the fishing experience.

Bucktail Rig

For the bucktail rig, the teaser, light fly, or soft plastic bait with attached hook will sit higher up within the water column with the bucktail sitting slightly below the hook, acting as both a lure and weight.

When fishing with this rig, you want the hook to stay near the bottom, which requires you to fish the bucktail rig at a 45-degree angle. Every few minutes, wiggle the rod to get the fish’s attention. Generally, anglers will place a small piece of eel, squid, or spearing on hooks in both the teaser and the bucktail.