When you are targeting bottom-feeding fish, like tope, rays, and smooth hounds, the running ledger boat rig is a good option. Also known as the running rig, ledger rig, or running ledger, this rig works best when fishing from a boat. It’s easy to make the running ledger boat rig and it’s designed to pin the bait to the ocean floor, keeping it in the perfect location to attract fish.
This rig works especially well when you’re jerking your bait across a large area of sea vegetation. The fish can swim with the bait for a while, allowing the hook to really set in before the fish starts to feel any resistance.