A stinger rig is made by adding an additional hook to an existing fishing rig. Stinger hooks can be bought at the store or made by hand. To create the stinger rig, take a leader line and add a hook. Then connect the leader to the rig.
A treble hook is the most popular type of stinger hook. J hooks also work well. It is a good idea to try both types of hooks to see which one is most effective for the fishing conditions. When fishing for Kingfish or Wahoo, test each hook type to see which one produces the best results.
The stinger rig is very effective in situations where fish tend to steal the bait. The best strategy for the stinger rig is to attach the hook to the back part of the bait so it will hook the fish when it goes to take a nibble.