The double-drop bottom rig is a simple rig used for saltwater fishing. Also known as the two-hook bottom rig, you can catch a large variety of freshwater and saltwater fish using the double-drop bottom rig including groupers, catfish and panfish.
You can buy the double-drop bottom rig premade online, or at your local tackle shop, but because it’s easy to make, you might want to skip the trip.
When targeting smaller fish, use a 30- to 50-pound monofilament line that is roughly the length of your arm. Tie 2 to 3 dropper lines to the leader line using a dropper loop or swivel. You’ll want to leave 3 to 4 inches between each loop. Attach a singer weight to the tag end of the line. Add hooks to the two dropper loops. Attach the rig to the main line using a medium size barrel swivel.
When targeting larger fish, use a leader line in the 60 to 100 pound test range. Attach the dropper lines to the leader line using three-way swivels, a normal swivel, and a snap swivel. Start by taking a 6 to 8 inch section of the leader and placing it between one of the three-way swivels and the snap swivel. You’ll then need to attach an 8 to 10 inch section of leader to the second eye of the second three-way swivel. Next, attach the normal swivel. For any three-way eyes that remain, attach a small section of leader with a hook on the end.