A knocker rig allows bait to dangle in front of a fish in manner that mimics their natural prey. To make this rig, you’ll need an egg weight, barrel swivel, and circle hook.
This is a good rig to use when the fish you are targeting is sitting at or near the bottom close to a structure where it can retreat. The design of the knocker rig helps alert an angler there is a fish on the line before the fish has a chance to dart into the structure and break the line.
The best thing about the knocker rig is its versatility. It works for both offshore and inshore fishing and can catch several different types of fish, including porgies, tarpon fish, snapper, tilefish, Amberjack fish, rockfish, Goliath grouper.